Friday, July 10, 2009

Learning about Yarrow

the children and i are exploring yarrow this month. learning so many new things thanks to several sources. i have to give a shout out to kristine brown and her herbal series herbal roots, which is sold as a printable pdf file for just $6!! so far this year, we have enjoyed exploring marshmallow, chickweed, violet, dandelion, plantain and now yarrow! i have to encourage everyone to check out herbal roots. the file is just gorgeous with everything created and illustrated gorgeously by kristine. every month we enjoy legend and lore, crafts, recipes for herbal tinctures, salves etc. or even some recipes to eat! there are crafts, puzzles, crosswords, and so much to do packed into each lesson. i have to say this is just such an awesome product anyone, whether seasoned herbalist, beginning herbalist, gardner, lore lover or teacher of children will love herbal roots. here is a link to the page with info on yarrow and how to order herbal roots!

this link has a great article about yarrow from susan weed. it explains the differences between the yellow, white and red yarrow. both susan and kristine explain about using yarrow as a bug repellant. kristine"s herbal roots gives the recipe.
this lin is for another article in which susan talks about yarrow


Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I have the Susan Weed book on the big Menopause! She is a real authority! A hug for you and the kids too!

Comfrey Cottages said...

aww thanks nancy! yup, susan's menopause info rocks! big hugs to you too!! and sticky, hugs from the kids too!!!lol