Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Posted by Nathan on 12th Feb 2020

Melissa officinalisLatin Name: Melissa officinalisCommon name(s): Lemon Balm, Sweet Balm, Balm Mint, Sweet Mary Family: Lamiaceae Botany: Lemon Balm is a perennial herb that grows up to 5 feet tall … read more

Elder Monograph (Sambucus Spp.)

Posted by Nathan on 24th Jan 2020

(Elder Flowers: photo by author)Sambucus Spp.Latin Name: Sambucus nigra, Sambucus canadensis L.Common name(s): Elder, Elderberry, Elder flower, Black Elder, European Elder, American ElderFamily: Ado … read more

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

Nettles (Urtica dioica) Monograph

Posted by Nathan on 16th Apr 2017

Urtica dioica Latin Name: Urtica dioica Common name(s): Nettle, Big string nettle, common nettle, devil’s leaf, European nettleFamily: UrticeaeBotany: The species is divided into six subspecies. F … read more