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Nasty Plants and the Reasons to Love Them

by Erin Holden Scrunched up faces. Tongues sticking out. Sounds of choking and disgust. Unfortunately this is the usual reaction...

Unearthly fragrance, cat-scratching thorns

By Rachel Cywinski (This article is an abridged version originally appearing on the Native Plant Society of Texas website, November...

Finding Peace in the Garden

By Karen KennedyHSA Education Coordinator One of the most enjoyable aspects of the garden is fragrance. The sense of smell...

Horehound – Herb of the Month

By Maryann Readal The Egyptians and the Greeks used it to treat respiratory problems, while the Romans used horehound as...

Sharing Chinese Herbal Soups and Teas, Steeped in Tradition

This story is part of Best HealthsPreservation series, which spotlights wellness businesses and practices rooted in culture, community and history.Vivian...

Hawaiian Herbal Medicine: Rooted in Family and Tradition

By Kaila Blevins However, healers from then and now continue to follow the same principles when approaching plants. They revere...

Subterranean Treasures: the Beneficial Roots of Native Vines

By Angela Magnan As I pulled into the parking lot next to the native plant collection at work one day,...

Who Was That Guy?

By Chrissy Moore Schultes was born in 1915 in Boston, Massachusetts, but spent many years of his life studying plants...

Herbal Medicine vs. Homeopathy

By Erin Holden To maximize effectiveness while decreasing side effects, a full strength medicine (which can be herbal, mineral, or...

Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep?

Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep?

Insomnia is a serious problem. Not only does it affect your quality of life and ability to function, but insufficient...