Herb of the Month – Arctium lappa

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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…

Herb of the Month – Althaea Officinalis

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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…

Herb of the Month – Pedicularis (Wood Betony)

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Commonly known as lousewort, this plant is found in open forest throughout Canada and North America. It has long, lanceolate, reddish green leaves that can grow quite large when happy. Midsummer gives way to an eruption of yellow or purple tubular flowers forming upon a sturdy stalk. In our tradition of herbalism, the plant is…