Empowering Self Care through Integrative Healthcare

Karin C. Uphoff

Herb of the Moment

Saint John’s Wort

Saint John’s Wort

Blooming around the summer solstice is the cheery yellow flower of Saint John's Wort, Hypericum perforatum, a native herb to Europe but naturalized throughout North America where soils are poor. It grows so prolifically in some areas as to be considered a "noxious...

Burdock

Burdock

By the end of the growing season, plants have shuffled most of their remaining resources into their roots to store for the winter months. This is the time of year to harvest root-herbs and my all-time favorite is burdock root. The plant's leaves are similar to the...

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