Meet the Plants

Let’s get to know these amazing plants a little better!

If you want to cut straight to the point, let’s get the introductions over with… in the sweetest & most scientifically supported way.

Here you’ll find the individual materia medica, or plant profiles that include collected information on the health benefits of some of our most common culinary & medicinal plants.

You’ll find snippets of botany & plant identification, nutritive properties, medicinal qualities, as well as the historical & modern-day uses of each plant.

There’s some fun & interesting folklore & ethnobotany that narrates a wild & crazy story of how plants are intricately interwoven into human history. For example, do you know the story about how the health benefits of coffee slowly gained notoriety because of some goats & a scuffle with some monks?

Let’s face it; we’re in a tangled web with this planet & I like it!

It’s so easy to forget that many of the herbs & spices we use every day are actually full of health benefits. Hopefully what you’ll find here will help remind you of the highly accessible medicine we have all around us.

All information provided here is well-researched & backed by quality science referenced in each post.

Start with these popular materia medica:

Ginger | The Health Benefits, Uses, & More
Peppermint | The Medicinal Benefits & More
Cinnamon | The Health Benefits, Uses, & More
Calendula | The Health Benefits & More

wild rose (the food & medicinal uses of rose)

Meet the Plants | The Food & Medicinal Uses of Rose

As a symbol of strength in softness, true love and heartbreak, beauty, purity, mystery, friendship, celebration, and even death, the rose covers all the bases of the great human experience. And beyond her vibrant symbolism, the food and medicinal uses […]