Category Archives: Plant Medicine

Bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus)

Bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus) is called by many names, including water horehound, Paul’s betony, green archangel, bitter bugleweed, Egyptian’s herb, March boneset, gypsyweed, and my personal favorite: green wolf’s foot. I first learned about bugleweed from Darrell Martin of Blue Boy … Continue reading

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Working with Sacred Smoke

Smudge sticks or smudge wands are bundles of herbs that are traditionally burned during ceremony or for purification purposes. I also use smudge sticks and other types of incense/smudge to Cleanse and bless homes, Clear imprint energy in a space, … Continue reading

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Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis, Family: Lamiaceae Lemon balm, or Melissa officinalis, is a member of the mint family. This lemon scented, square-stemmed plant is one of my very favorite herbal allies for nervous stomach and gut lining repair, as a gentle nervine (relaxes … Continue reading

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Goldenrod Medicine (Solidago)

I spent 12 months focused on goldenrod (Solidago) in 2010/2011. I had worked with goldenrod for several years prior to this intense study, so I thought we had developed a really good relationship; after our year together though, I was amazed … Continue reading

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Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

Mullein, Verbascum thapsus, is well known for its use in healing the lungs and for treatment of ear infections.  Personally, I have found mullein to have a much wider range in it’s healing actions. I was introduced to this plant by … Continue reading

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Mugwort Medicine

Mugwort Medicine Artemisia vulgaris is one of my favorite plant spirit medicines. She really helps us during dream time. This elder plant or “crone plant” holds deep wisdom and is a great plant ally to connect with when you want … Continue reading

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Dichondra repens and carolinensis

Dichondra carolinensis (Saltillo, MS) Don’t you just love this little creeping ground cover? It’s all over my yard, and visually it reminds me of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) , but it’s not related. Dichondra is in the bindweed or morning glory … Continue reading

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Bitters!!!!

Nothing says “OHMYGAWD” in your mouth like bitters. The first bitters blend I ever tried was a gift from an herbalist friend. I immediately puckered up, made an “ohmygawdthat’snasty” face, and then decided I was in love with it. Bitters … Continue reading

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