Apr 212014
Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola is popularly used as a food source within Bangladesh, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. It is rich in vitamin C, and is often served with rice, curries, and other vegetarian dishes. It also has been internationally recognized within the pharmacopoeias of many countries as a valid, botanical medicine since 1884. It is used to . . . Read More »

Apr 182014

Lavender flowers are approved by the German Commission E for promoting both a healthy mood and healthy circulation. The scent of lavender has shown to have positive effects on mood within certain adult populations and can help to alleviate mild feelings of agitation or distress. As a spice, lavender is best known as an important . . . Read More »

Apr 162014
Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is a member of the sunflower family native to a narrow area of the Mediterranean. It has since been naturalized throughout Europe and can commonly be found in Oregon and California where it is considered a common garden weed. Despite this unsavory reputation, milk thistle has quite a striking appearance, noted by the . . . Read More »

Apr 152014

Rosehips have a tart flavor and can be used to make jelly, jam, soup or oil, or can be alternatively used to flavor tea. During World War II, the British government used collected rose hips to make rosehip syrup as a source of vitamin C to replace citrus fruits that were impossible to get. Rosehips . . . Read More »