Author: Sachabegg

October 1, 2018 Sachabegg

Cleavers, Galium aparine Cleavers is an interesting plant that I have found volunteering in my garden for years. I had always been curious about it because it has little barbs or hooks that stick to my gloves and sleeves, and it would always ‘catch’ my attention. Unsupported, it only grows about 8-12 inches high (or…

August 28, 2018 Sachabegg

Burdock The name Burdock is a combination of the words ‘burr’ and ‘dock’ (to cut) because the burrs it produces stick to everything, and you might want to cut it down before they form! I have read that a Swiss man developed velcro by modeling it after the action of the burrs and thistles that…

August 3, 2018 Sachabegg

Elecampane is an interesting herb that popped up in an old abandoned flower bed in my yard. I had wondered for years what it was. It grew so tall, about 5-6′ with lovely yellow flowers, reminiscent of a sunflower with dainty, skinny petals. The leaves were so interesting too because they were really big and…

July 1, 2018 Sachabegg

For this month’s herb of the month, I thought I would relate a story of how I have been using my herbs to make a poultice. My husband has recently injured himself. He has overworked the muscles on the left side of his rib cage, strained them with a lingering cough, and then followed up…

May 29, 2018 Sachabegg

Red Raspberry Leaf – Rubus idaeus, Rubus strigosus Red Raspberry is a plant that most of use are very familiar with. It grows wild amongst the other brambles and weeds in wild fields and forgotten pastures and orchards. Its fruit is a lovely and delicious berry that is great in salads, or just as it…