Celilo Health Category Archive: garden medicine

fear not the flower

fear not the flower

It’s that season again, when a young plant’s thoughts turn to pollen — making an estimated 60 million people in the United States miserable.

While farmers and gardeners have greater exposure to seasonal allergens, they also have great tools to prevent and treat its symptoms: fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants.

If you know of seasonal trigger for your allergies, approach that season like an athlete preparing for a big sporting event by getting into shape. Starting four to six weeks ahead of the season with your garden’s tools can make a big difference when the pollen strikes.

herb and garden book roundup

herb and garden book roundup

At the end of a talk I gave the other day about gardening with medicinal plants, a lovely woman came up to me afterward to ask about books. If I could only have one herb book after the apocalypse/revolution/peak oil, etc., she asked, which book would it be? Book geek...