The Magic of Violets

The Magic of Violets

HERB NAME:  Violet Viola sororia is a lavendor colored spring flower with 5 petals and heart-shaped leaves. Violet leaves are best picked when young and small, however, be careful to leave the roots undisturbed to help maintain the health of the plant, which spreads...
Green tea envy

Green tea envy

  HERB NAME:  Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is a member of the Theaceae family.   In truth, green, white, and black teas are simply differently processed leaves from the same plant.  Red tea, however, often comes from the Aspalathus linearis plant, commonly...
the power of hibiscus

the power of hibiscus

HERB NAME:  Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a member of the Malvaceae family and related to Marshmallow, Rose of Sharon, Hollyhocks, and others.   COMMON NAME:  Roselle, Jamaica sorrel, Indian sorrel   THERAPEUTIC QUALITIES & USES:  This cheerful herb...