What Happens if You Burn Bay Leaves? — The Lost Herbs

Bay leaves are a popular spice harvested from the fragrant shrub laurel. It has a woodsy and slightly pungent aroma that enhances the flavors in curries, soups, and stews. It is a popular spice for a number of dishes. Aside from culinary use, bay leaf is also an herb possessing many excellent medicinal properties. The…

What Happens if You Burn Bay Leaves? — The Lost Herbs

Japanese Knotweed: A Mighty Medicinal Herb — The Lost Herbs

Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum), which is native to East Asia, Japan, Korea, and China, is widely regarded as an invasive weed due to its rapid growth and hardiness. Regardless, it is a powerful medicinal herb. This botanical should be on your radar because it has been shown to help prevent and treat a variety of ailments. Used for centuries throughout Asia, Japanese Knotweed is beneficial for cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of cancer, improving cognitive function, lowering blood pressure, and healing metabolic syndrome. Additionally, it is often used medicinally for coughs, colds, and respiratory disease. Many have found it to be an effective treatment for Lyme disease as well. Japanese Knotweed is particularly high in resveratrol, a compound with an impressive track record of health benefits.

Japanese Knotweed: A Mighty Medicinal Herb — The Lost Herbs

Question the Narrative | Giants, Fallen Angels, and the Seven Sages of Myth and Legend — There’s No Place Like Home

It never fails that every time I find one QtN topic, it inevitably sends me down another rabbit trail. Here’s the latest.

Question the Narrative | Giants, Fallen Angels, and the Seven Sages of Myth and Legend — There’s No Place Like Home

Cat’s Claw — The Lost Herbs

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is a vine with claw-like thorns curling out from its stem. The plant utilizes it to hook itself and climb higher up into the canopy in its rainforest home. It can climb trees that are as high as 100 ft, which may choke and overwhelm smaller plants in its way. Cat’s…

Cat’s Claw — The Lost Herbs

Anti-Inflammatory Potato Juice — The Lost Herbs

Plants offer us a cornucopia of nutrition and medicine. Many times, these categories tightly overlap. Eating a rich, diverse diet of whole foods will set the foundations of good health, but sometimes a specific ailment or issue needs more targeted care. Chronic inflammation affects at least 40% of Americans and is closely tied to heart…

Anti-Inflammatory Potato Juice — The Lost Herbs