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EAT YOUR WEEDS!

By pwsadmin | July 30, 2021 |
yellow dandelions in a field

EDIBLE WEEDS ARE ALL AROUND YOUR GARDEN! by Susan Teitelman, Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Herbalist Gardening season is upon us, which means gardeners everywhere will face their perpetual problem: WEEDS! While some turn to hand pulling or spraying weeds with herbicides, many plants we consider “weeds” are edible and can make a delicious, nutritious addition…

PLANT SPOTLIGHT: WILDCRAFTED ARNICA

By pwsadmin | June 25, 2021 |

By Susan Teitelman, Herbalist Arnica season is here! There are many different species of arnica; in our region of the Western Rockies, we typically come across the species Arnica montana. Arnica is in the sunflower family (Asteraceae) – note the classic sunflower look in the photo above! The plant prefers partly shady spots in mountainous areas,…

Herb Gardening Part 1: Non-Native Medicinal Plants

By pwsadmin | May 20, 2020 |

Welcome to the first of our blog series on herb gardening! Garden medicinal plants and culinary herbs can be challenging, exciting, and rewarding! It is a wonderful way to be able to provide your own medicine and secure alternative sources for certain plants that may be endangered, have small populations, or are otherwise difficult to…

Local Plant Spotlight: NETTLES

By pwsadmin | May 8, 2020 |

By Susan Teitelman, Herbalist and Certified Holistic Nutritionist It’s nettles time! These prickly perennials are popping up as we speak. Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica, Urticaceae family) is one of my favorite plants. It is highly versatile: this plant can be used for food as well as medicine. In fact, each part of the plant –…

Guidelines for Ethical and Sustainable Wildcrafting

By pwsadmin | May 5, 2020 |

By Susan Teitelman, Herbalist and Certified Holistic Nutritionist Spring is here and for herbalists this means we are itching to start wildcrafting! In the herbal world when we refer to the term “wildcrafting” we mean gathering (typically medicinal or edible) plants from wild areas. Wildcrafting can bring a sense of joy, self-sufficiency, and a deeper…

BULK HERBS WE TYPICALLY CARRY @ Meadowsweet

By Kelly Needs | April 28, 2020 |

Common Name, Botanical Name, Growing Method, FormAlfalfa Leaf , Medicago sativa , Organic , C/SAngelica Root, Angelica archangelica , Organic , C/SArnica flower , Arnica montana , Organic , Dried flowerAshwaghanda rt., Withania somnifera , Organic, C/SAshwaghanda rt. , Withania somnifera , Organic , PowderAstragalus Root , Astragalus membranaceus , Organic, C/SAstragalus Root ,Astragalus membranaceus…

Why you won’t find wildcrafted White Sage at Meadowsweet anymore…

By Kelly Needs | March 15, 2019 |

What is White Sage you say? White sage is one of the most popular smudging plants used today. White sage is passed down to us from Native American traditions, although each tribe has their own sacred plants. There are many opinions on whether using White Sage is cultural appropriation or not. We have always carried…