Herb Challenge Week #4

Howdy! Yarrow (achillea millefolium) got the first part of it’s scientific name from Achilles who used it to stop the bleeding of his soldier’s wounds, and it was called Herba Militaris, the military herb, by the Ancients. The second part of the scientific name, millefolium, was derived from it’s feathery leaves. Cool, huh? Yarrow will…

Herb Challenge Week #3

Hello! And, finally, the week #3 post on echinacea  is going to happen! The Native Americans used echinacea for blood poisoning caused by infected wounds, snake bites, and as a remedy for sore throats. It was, and still is, a very powerful herb! You can take the tea right as you feel a cold coming…