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Materia Medica – What It Is and Why You Should Have One

If you’re just getting involved with herbalism, you may be wondering “What is a Materia Medica?” Materia Medica – “…is a Latin term…for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing.” (Wikipedia). In this post I will go over what exactly that means, why (and how!) you should …

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Medicinal Benefits of Marsh Mallow Root

Whenever I think about marshmallows, what usually comes to mind are images of white, fluffy, sweet confectioneries that are widely used in baking and hotdog grills. It’s impossible for anyone not to know them! I once wondered about how they are made and when they were discovered. Marshmallow turns out to be from a green …

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20 Medicinal Trees You Can Forage Medicine From

When most people think of herbal medicine they think of herbs, flowers and mushrooms. But the medicinal trees around us can also be a source of powerful herbal medicine! Being able to identify medicinal trees and understanding how to use them is incredibly useful because they’re available year-round, unlike herbs that you have to dry or …

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