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Taraxacum officinale, is the botanical name for the dandelion. Dandelions can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides and areas with moist soils. T. officinale is sometimes used as a medicinal herb and in food preparation. Dandelions grow from 2.0–15 inches tall. The stems can appear to have a … More Herb of the Month: Dandelion
The Arnica plant is a perennial, herbaceous plant grouped in the sunflower family. Arnica’s name may be derived from the Greek root -arni, “lamb”, — referring to it’s soft, hairy leaves. The more prevalent species of Arnica occurs mostly in the temperate regions of western North America. Arnica plants have deep-rooted stems that are typically … More Arnica
The botanical name for rosemary is Rosmarinus officinalis. Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with aromatic, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region. Rosemary is a member of the mint family which includes a number of herbs. The name “rosemary” is derived from the Latin roots … More Rosemary
Juniper berries are the female seed cones produced by various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with fleshy and merged scales, giving it a berry-like appearance. The cones from a handful of species, especially Juniperus communis, are used as a spice, particularly in European cuisine. Juniper berries also give … More Juniper Berries