Oh Internet, how we love you, but you do tend to confuse, especially with information about herbs for pregnant women and babies. Over the years, we’ve talked to more than a few anxious and bewildered ladies, all responsibly looking for guidance about what’s safe and what’s not safe for their growing bellies and the baby within.
Last week I took a much needed working vacation and it was perfect. The very first day, during a break in the rain storms, I was greeted by a hungry baby bird in the vegetable garden who hopped around at my feet asking for breakfast. Thank goodness for my compost pile and ready access to a handful of worm for the fluttery, open-mouthed baby. read more
I just picked some fresh basil and it smells so good, I can’t stand myself. The smell of freshly picked basil is sharp, bright and almost resinous. It’s distinctively glorious.
I’ve always had a particular fondness for Leonurus cardiaca, the botanical name for the otherwise christened Motherwort. It means “lion heart.”
When we first moved Earth Mama into the current manufacturing facility, we all knew the place needed to feel like home. Surrounded by concrete and steel, it was important for us to stay connected to the earth. So in the middle of an industrial park, we planted herbs.
Not everyone thinks dandelions are fabulous. I’d wager most people consider them another lawn weed to contend with, one way or another. In truth, most medicinal herbs are common plants that are prolific and commonly considered weeds. But weeds are, by definition, plants that grow where they are not wanted. read more