Red Clover

  Although it is not native to this country, red clover can be found in abundance along roadsides and in fields almost anywhere. I found a wealth of it growing in the mountains of Colorado. The beautiful purple flowers have … Read More

The Simple Beauty of Teas

This is obviously the most universal method of using herbs, but many people are not aware of their powerful healing power. Teas are a direct way of getting medicine into your system in a fast efficient manner. Just the act … Read More

Comfrey Harvesting and Storage

Latter part of May to first part of June, before the flowers bloom, is a great time to harvest comfrey, one of the best healing herbs in the planet. The leaves are the most potent in the spring and early … Read More

Honey Pine Throat Syrup

  It’s time to make honey pine throat syrup! Quick, grab a quart jar and pack it with the bright green new shoots off your favorite pine tree. There may be the occasional ant or spider hitching a ride, so … Read More

Super Tonic and the Immune System

The United States currently ranks 37th in health systems by the World Health Organization (WHO). Iatrogenic deaths, those caused by the medical system, are listed by some as the third leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. Life … Read More

Backyard Foraging

Northern Michigan is bursting with spring these days. Leeks, morel mushrooms, and the first of the cleansing herbs are making their way to the surface for our dining pleasure. Here are three beauties I found in my backyard. While caution … Read More