Monthly Archives: May 2013

Jones Creek Trail – Random Plants

May 2013 Oregon Grape (Mahonia repens) Good digestive bitter. Some herbalists recommend against long-term use due to berberine alkaloids, which are strong anti-bacterial components of the root and twigs. Useful for external or internal infection – skin, respiratory, GI, urinary.  … Continue reading

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Sand Canyon Plants

May 2013 1) Penstemon & Prickly Pear •Penstemon – Used as a flower essence for strength & perserverance during hardship. •Prickly Pear (Opuntia) -Used for hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).  Edible, but slimy like okra :) 2) Red Dock (Rumex hymenosepalus) – Root … Continue reading

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Southside Community Garden

This past Saturday I had fun supplying and talking about medicinal plants for the Southside Community Garden on E 5th near 2nd. We planted Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Stinging Nettles, Chinese Skullcap, Hops, Yarrow, Tarragon, Comfrey, Cilantro, and Parsley. The garden … Continue reading

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Local Medicinal Plants Class – Reviews

This didn’t quite fit the format of the “Reviews” section, so here it is…

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Garden club of Durango

The Garden Club of Durango visited Osadha Herbal Wellness in April for a talk on medicinal and novel kitchen uses of common garden herbs. We squeezed over 20 people in!

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