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It's New To Me: American Beautyberry

I spied it in a wooded area on Anastasia Island in Florida, and was immediately struck by the bright purple berries. I’d never seen this plant before.   123 more words


Lithuanian Folk Medicine

Folk medicine is a part of Lithuanian traditional culture. It contains information not only about illnesses, but also methods of healing, how to avoid illness, protecting health, healing wounds and care.  3,215 more words


Day 172: Herbal Safety

Part of the work I do is educating folks on folk medicines and how they work. It may come as a surprise to many people but plants contain chemicals, and these chemicals, much like pharmaceutical medications, require certain cautions when it comes to use.   361 more words

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Mountain Man Healing Shop

I have two beard oils and some salves available at my Etsy store.

Fortifying Beard Oil:
This handcrafted blend of oils and botanicals will help fortify, strengthen, and moisturize dry hair and skin. 223 more words

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Day 171: Goldenrods!

If you can’t tell from some of my previous posts I’m a big fan of goldenrod. It figures into a lot of the medicinal preparations that I make. 397 more words

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Day 170: Hackberry and Sugarberry

The Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) and the Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) are both common trees in the Ozarks with a number of uses. The wood is typically spongey and therefore not suitable for lumber but is often used in furniture production. 334 more words

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Day 169: Sweet Everlasting

Sweet Everlasting, Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium, is also known by the common name “rabbit tobacco” because it is sometimes smoked as a tobacco substitute. It’s one of my favorite native medicinal plants to use. 312 more words

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