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Creole Cream Cheese Cheesecake recipe (from Foodies Kitchen in Metairie; this recipe is also used at Commander's Palace in New Orleans)

This is ONE preview lesson taken from UNIT 3 in the Online Introductory Herbal Course. The Introductory Herbal Course is made up of 6 units including over 30 lessons and bonus lessons. To learn mor...

Homemade Medicine Made Simple: Jewelweed {The Anti-Itch Plant

Homemade Medicine Made Simple: Jewelweed {The Anti-Itch Plant}

Christopher explains the many health benefits to the widely available mustard plant

Viburnum Tinus 'Spring Bouquet' (budded out, not in full bloom)

An Herbalist Library: Historical References

A short list of our favorite inspirational books from western herbalists that focus on traditional plant remedies, as well as the rich history of herbalism.

Squaw Bee Balm (Monarda) - Has a long history of use as a medicinal plant by many Native Americans. Used in poultices for skin infections and minor wounds. A tisane made from the plant was also used to treat mouth and throat infections caused by dental caries and gingivitis. Bee balm is a natural source of the antiseptic compound thymol, the primary active ingredient in some modern commercial mouthwash formulas. The plant tastes like a mix of spearmint and peppermint with oregano.