Wild Oats (Avena sativa) Monograph

Posted by Nathan on 20th Mar 2019

Avena sativaAvena Sativa MonographLatin Name: Avena sativa Common name(s): Oats, Wild OatsFamily: PoaceaeBotany: Oats are a species of cereal grain, commonly used as a food for humans and livestock … read more

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale ) Herbal Monograph

Posted by Nathan on 9th Oct 2017

Symphytum officinale Latin Name: Symphytum officinale Common name(s): Comfrey, Knitbone Family: Boraginaceae Botany: Comfrey is a fast growing, perennial herb with large leaves and small, various co … read more

Astragalus: A Great Adaptogen Herb

Posted by Nathan on 19th Jan 2017

AstragalusLatin Name: Astragalus, Astragalus propinquus, Astragalus membranaceusCommon name(s): Milk Vetch, Astragalus, Huang QiFamily: FabaceaeBotany: Astragalus membranaceus is a perennial, native t … read more

Solving for Pattern with Herbs

Posted by Nathan on 9th Sep 2016

I've been reflecting upon gratitude for the plants lately. How they offer us so many gifts, from their physical beauty to giving their bodies for our teas and medicines. Next week, I will be entering … read more

California Poppy

Posted by Nathan on 6th Apr 2016

Early this spring, I began seeing them everywhere. These bright, beautiful orange flowers that lighten up even the darkest of days. I knew they were the state flower of California, but somehow, I ha … read more