Posts Categorized: Plant Talk

Does This Make Sense: Using a Carcinogen to Kill an Anti-Cancer Plant?

Are you killing an anti-cancer drug with a cancer-causing herbicide?  If you’re spraying “weeds” such as dandelion with Roundup, you are doing this very thing. Check out this great article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/is-an-anti-cancer-drug-growing-in-your-front-lawn.html Forget the Roundup and other herbicides.  Let the dandelions grow, then head outside and gather some for your next salad.** ** Remember to select… Read more »

Plant Talk: Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle

My favorite medicinal herb is Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica).*  It has many uses for health and wellness. and loves to impart its versatility as a recipe ingredient in the kitchen! Historical: “The sting of the Nettle is but nothing compared to the pains that it heals” from Lelord Kordels’ “Natural Folk Remedies” Earliest uses –… Read more »

Dandelion Delights

Dandelion and Cat's Ear

Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are everywhere now!  In my lawn, sneaking through the crack in the pavement, contributing color and nutrients to my salad bowl and even taking up a page in the book I’m reading.  While so many despise its strong survival skills that can lead to a dandelion carpet in just a few seasons,… Read more »

Plant Talk: Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Lore & History: Native to southern France Her name – Ros marinus – means “fond of the sea”, not surprising since the plant thrives along the Mediterranean coast Garlands were worn on the head while studying in ancient Greece to improve memory Symbol of remembrance, friendship & love: worn at weddings –… Read more »