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Sometimes referred to nature’s aspirin, meadowsweet is one of the most common herbs, growing wild throughout Europe and Asia, and naturalized to grow throughout North America’s Eastern coast. It was one of the three sacred herbs renowned by Druids, along with vervain and water-mint. Its historical medicinal uses are confirmed enough that it is licensed as a standard medicinal tea in Germany by the German E Commission.

Meadowsweet (Älggräs)

Sometimes referred to nature’s aspirin, Meadowsweet is one of the most common herbs, growing wild throughout Europe and Asia, and naturalized to grow throughout North America’s Eastern coast. It is licensed as a standard medicinal tea in Germany.

Understanding & Identifying Basic Herbal Actions. Wonderful article. I would recommend you take the time to read.  Great info.

Understanding and Identifying Basic Herbal Actions: Astringents, Aromatics, Aphrodisiacs, Alteratives, Etc.

Passion flower is a medicinal herb that has potent anti-anxiety, antispasmodic, and antibiotic properties. Passion flower is highly beneficial for anxiety, panic, stress, sleep disorders, nerve pain, shingles, ADD & ADHD, restless leg syndrome, sciatica, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, PMS, and digestive disorders. Passion flower also is known to help prevent coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and stokes.

Passion flower is a medicinal herb that has potent anti-anxiety, antispasmodic, and antibiotic properties. Passion flower is highly beneficial for anxiety, panic, stress, sleep disorders, nerve pain, shingles, ADD & ADHD, restless leg syndrome, sciatica, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, PMS, and digestive disorders. Passion flower also is known to help prevent coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and stokes.

Permaculture Plants: Red Clover | Temperate Climate Permaculture

Red Clover: Traditionally used in folk medicine to treat inflammation of the skin. Red clover skin creams have been used to successfully treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and other types of rashes." Flower of Vermont

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Clover - The flowers can be eaten raw, added to salads, boiled in soups, or dried and ground to flour. They can also be used to make fritters. Red clover is shown here, but white clover is just as good (but a little smaller, so it takes more work to collect). The leaves and stems are also edible in salads or as greens.

All Clover parts can be eaten raw, added to salads or boiled in soups.

Vitex (Chaste Tree) is the Texas Xeriscaping equivilent of Lilac

Lovely vitex tree adds a lavendar blush to the landscape

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) which grows in solitary places among stones, is used to symbolize penitence and humility. Due to its purgative qualities, it is also taken to symbolize innoncence regained and, hence, baptism.

Hyssop Herb Uses, Side Effects and Benefits

Information the Health Benefits and Side Effects of Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) and Its Tradtitional and Modern Day Uses as at Medicinal Herb

Goldenrod - planted these for the first time in 2012.  Nice & tall for the back of the garden - blooms are kind of spikey - a nice pop of color for mid to late summer.

Goldenrod - planted these for the first time in Nice & tall for the back of the garden - blooms are kind of spikey - a nice pop of color for mid to late summer.

Gorgeous view - a pretty meadow of wild flowers

Gorgeous view - a pretty meadow of wild flowers

Lamb’s quarters are actually edible and quite nutritious. The seeds are a healthy snack and the leaves and stems taste similar to spinach when cooked.

Oh, the color and texture of the late spring garden. I find myself sitting outside in the evening as the kids wind down their day, pulling weeds and touching the surface of so many leaves.

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