Butterflies use Goldenrod

15 Miraculous Uses for Goldenrod (Plant)

Introduction Goldenrod is part of the Solidago genus and it has been used for herbal medicine for hundreds of years now. It’s quite plentiful, and there are over 20 different species in the Midwest alone. They are known for their yellow flowers which are arranged in a sort of rod (albeit not always a straight …

dandelion: this one not so good for dandelion coffee.

How to Make Dandelion Tea: The Best Dandelion Tea/Coffee Recipe

Despite being the bane of suburban lawn-havers’ everywhere, dandelion has gained popularity for it’s robust health benefits. Dandelion, or taxaracum officinale is a popular the herb-of-choice for many herbalists treating liver support, detoxification, digestive woes and PMS.

Since it’s now a trending drink among non-herbalists, the world is wondering: what is dandelion coffee (tea), what its benefits are and most pressingly: does it actually taste like coffee?!

Stick around, because this comprehensive guide will walk you through the process from foraging to brewing– even if you’re not a seasoned wildcraft-er.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Common Names: Piss-en-lit (French for “piss-a-bed”. Thanks France?)Family: Asteraceae / Compositae [1]Taste: BitterEnergetics: Cooling and DryingHeight: 2-18″Location: Throughout U.S. (except in the South) Habitat: lawns, fields, pastures, roadsides, disturbed areas Parts edible: all except stalkSeasonal Availability: For medicinal uses, collect in fall. For food, collect crown and roots in spring or fall. Physical Description: Biennial or perennial …

Burdock (Arctium minus, Arctium lappa)

Family: Asteraceae Description: 1st season – Long-stalked, heart-shaped leaves that can grow up to 18″. Dark green leaves, wavy edge and wooly underneath. Looks similar to wild rhubarb, although Burdock has a potent (bad) smell, unlike wild rhubarb. 2nd season – Branches stem during second season and grows to 3-5 feet. Leaves are alternate, ovate …

Herbs & Supplements held in front of a bible

Is it OK for Christians to Use Herbs?

It’s hard to deny that many big players on the pharmaceutical field have committed some serious ethical transgressions, ranging from funding scientific research to skew results in their favor, to pushing dangerous drugs on people for profit. Just Google practically any pharmaceutical company’s legal history and you will likely find a mess of unethical conduct. …