60 years ago this was barren pasture, now it is a thriving forest with goldenseal and other amazing medicinal plants

60 years ago this was barren pasture, now it is a thriving forest with goldenseal and other amazing medicinal plants

I feel like I have been waiting forever to see Witchhazel bloom. Finally that day has come!

caves at Hocking Hills

made a goldenrod hydrosol

my favorite Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) patch 

my favorite Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) patch 

Jo and her Dittany 

Black Haw

We transplanted some Black Haw trees from the woods to a spot where they can get more light and thrive. We harvested root bark and bark from some to make a tincture to be used for menstrual cramps or muscle spasms. Eclectic doctors thought it boosted fertility. "It was customary for planters to compel female slaves to drink an infusion of black haw daily whilst pregnant to prevent abortion



black cohosh root for a tincture

black cohosh root for a tincture

gingko! just like the ones by my apt in Brooklyn.

gingko! just like the ones by my apt in Brooklyn.

echinacea purpurea root. I knew this plant as coneflower growing up, who knew it held such powerful medicine!

echinacea purpurea root. I knew this plant as coneflower growing up, who knew it held such powerful medicine!