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Whether you are new to herbs or a seasoned pro, there is always something new to learn or a new plant buddy to meet.  Our Herbal blog features Plant Spotlights, Herb gardening tips and details on Ethical & Sustainable Wildcrafting.

Herbal Blog: EAT YOUR WEEDS!

By SUSAN TEITELMAN | 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…

Herbal Blog: PLANT SPOTLIGHT: WILDCRAFTED ARNICA

By SUSAN TEITELMAN | June 25, 2021
Arnica

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 SUSAN TEITELMAN | May 20, 2020
Three bottles of Comfrey Infused Oil

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 SUSAN TEITELMAN | May 8, 2020
Nettles

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 SUSAN TEITELMAN | May 5, 2020
Flowers in East Knox mountain park

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
Jars of rebranded herbs and supplements

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…

White Sage at Meadowsweet: a lesson in ethics, respect and sustainability

By Kelly Needs | March 15, 2019
Bundle of Herbs hang in front of a white background

What is White Sage you say? White sage is one of the most popular smudging plants used today. The White sage smudging tradition is passed down to us from Native American traditions, although each tribe also has their own sacred plants (in addition to and possibly different than White Sage). There are many opinions on…