Herbal Spotlight

Blessed Thistle or Cnicus benedictus is a plant that is part of the family Asteraceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region, Portugal, France and Iran. Blessed Thistle is characterized by long, narrow leaves that are coated with fine hairs and its characteristically prickly, green,...

What exactly is Fenugreek? The Fenugreek plant (Trigonella foenum-graecum) grows to be about 2–3 feet (60–90 cm) tall.  It grows in the Mediterranean, Europe, and Asia and features green leaves, little white blooms, and small golden-brown seeds in its pods.  The name "fenugreek" is derived from...

This month, we’re paying homage to one of our absolute favorite herbs — lavender. It’s a culturally celebrated perennial known for its medicinal properties, aromatics, and versatility. It’s a must-have in the garden (it attracts pollinators and deters plant-destroying animals) and it’s used in a huge...