St. John's Wort

(Hypericum perforatum)

Latin name comes from the tiny holes you can find in its leaves, like little pin pricks letting the sun through the leaf. It is a go-to herb to treat minor burns, bruises, viral infections and nerve pain (sciatica, neuralgias).     


(Plantago major, P. minor)

Plantain grows in compacted soil and was called "white man's foot" by the native peoples because it seemed to appear everywhere they walked. It provides quick soothing, cooling relief for itching and wounds.   


(Calendula officinalis)

This "pot marigold" can be seen by its cheery orange (to yellow) flowers blooming "through the calendar", or most of the summer (Gerard and Wood) . This herbal sunshine moves the lymph and remains an impressive wound healer.


Quick Calendar

Mid America Symposium
September 16 - 18
Whitewater State Park
Altura, MN
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Local and Sustainable
Herbs for Diabetes
October 5
6:30 pm
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Herbalism 101
October 15
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wildwood Institute
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Making Winter Herbal Medicines 
 October 16
10:00 am -
 4:30 pm 
Wildwood Institute  
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