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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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9 Natural Remedies for Ant Bites

Ant bites are painfully uncomfortable and irritating. Here are the top natural remedies for ant bites using things you already have! A fire ant attack is a no joke! Anyone who has ever been bitten by this notorious insect would say it is painfully uncomfortable and irritating. Unfortunately, ants are part of our ecosystem, so …

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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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