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Is There A Difference Between Types of Pepper?

Is There A Difference Between Types of Pepper?

There is black pepper, green pepper, white pepper and even pink peppercorns. What’s the difference? Black pepper is only half-mature, about to turn red (ripe) and then dried into peppercorns Green pepper is from the same unripe berries White peppercorns are entirely...
American or European Pennyroyal?

American or European Pennyroyal?

There are two types of pennyroyal: European: Mentha pulegium American: Hedeoma pulegioides The American variety is sometimes called false pennyroyal. Both plants can be used interchangeably. While the leaves and extracts made from the leaves are considered to be safe,...
Around the World with Cassia Siamea

Around the World with Cassia Siamea

Here’s a plant many of you may be more familiar with than you realize! It’s a key ingredient in many Thai curry dishes and is used in many parts of the world as an important medicine. Nutrient dense, Cassia siamea, also called Cassod tree and in Thailand, as Khilek,...
The Incomparable One

The Incomparable One

Holy basil, aka Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), not to be confused with sweet basil, aka basil (Ocimum basilicum), is a healing plant with a long tradition of use in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Mediterranean healing traditions. The entire...
Black Cohosh East and West Perspectives

Black Cohosh East and West Perspectives

Black cohosh has been used for centuries by Native Americans and the Chinese. In the West, Actaea racemosa and Cimicifuga racemosa are the commonly used species. In China, Cimicifuga foetida (Sheng Ma) is used. Both have similar properties and are commonly used to...