Whats Up With Fluid Extracts

By Artemisia Herbs

Fluid extracts differ from tinctures, in that they are a double extraction method using both alcohol and water to pull out not only medicinal qualities of a plant, but the nutrients as well. A typical tincture, is an extration method using only alcohol (and distilled water depending on the type of alcohol used). Fresh tinctures…

Herb of the Month – Arctium lappa

By Artemisia Herbs

Burdock Family: Asteraceae Related to: Artichoke, Native Habitat: Europe, Asia, and has been naturalized in most regions throughout the United States Parts Used: Leaves, Roots, Seeds Growing Conditions: Moist, rich soils with full sun   Burdock has been long used across the globe, from its prolific use as a staple in Asian cuisine, included as a bitter agent in beer prior…

Wild Wednesday – Glycyrrhiza glabra

By Artemisia Herbs

Wild Wednesdays are back with a little different flair. We no longer are emphasizing the “wildcrafting” aspect to plants but rather would provide an educational approach as to where our herbs are endemic to, and their botanical makeup, to better understand where medicine has originated and where you might likely be receiving the medicine if…

Herb of the Month – Althaea Officinalis

By Artemisia Herbs

Marshmallow Family: Malvaceae Related to: Hibiscus, Cotton, Hollyhock Native Habitat: Europe, Western Asia, North Africa – there are certain varieties such as globemallow, which are native to New Mexico and can possibly demonstrate similar properties Parts Used: Leaves, Roots, Flowers Growing Conditions: Moist, sandy loam soils with opportunity for shade We all have associations when we…

Pedicularis Flower Essence

By Artemisia Herbs

Energetically and spiritually, wood betony provides protection from spirits with ill intent, and provides us with clarity in times of uncertainty. It helps us regain connection with our innate intuition and strengthens our ability to follow it. Wood betony has long been used energetically and continues to be used today. What is a flower essence?…