Posts by Jan Montague

Vanilla – An Expensive Spice

By Maryann Readal from those seed pods. The vanilla orchid grows in the tropical climates of places like Mexico, Réunion,...

A Chufa by Any Other Name, Does It Taste as Sweet?

by Keith Howerton Now, I know they’re growing it on purpose, but the gardener in me had a mini heart...

Many Herbal Thanks!

We want to personally thank each and every one of you, our blog readers, for your continued support. We strive...

Devil’s Tongue (Amorphophallus konjac)

by David McDaniel A mass of compound-seeming leaves atop squishy stalks pouring out of a large pot in the central...

Cranberry – Herb for the Holidays

By Maryann Readal Flowers bloom in May and June on the stolons and terminal ends of the vine. Because the...

Ghosts and Theriac

by Beth Schreibman Gehring It’s All Hallows Night…the time when the veils between the worlds are at their thinnest, the...

Oh My Agave!

by Joe Hughes Most notably to us, agave is the main component in the production of tequila or mezcal. At...

Holiday Herbal Cocktail Party

By Debbie Boutelier Join Debbie Boutelier for a new webinar on Thursday, October 20th, at 1 pm Eastern. See below...

The Power of One: A GreenBridges™ Story

by Debbie Boutelier (Editors’ note: This article originally appeared in a recent HSA newsletter. It has been edited for clarity...

Well, Well, What Do We Have Here? A Tale of Two Acorus Species

by Erin Holden Abenaki: mokwaswaskw (muskrat plant) Ayurvedic Tradition: vacha  Cheyenne: wi’ukh is e’evo (bitter medicine)  Chinese Medicine: shui chang...