Discover a few fun uses for star anise (Illicium verum).
Our readers are always writing to us and asking us questions about herbs. Read some of our favorite letters regarding the September 2010 issue, which includes information about keeping your sage alive.
Our readers are always writing to us and asking us questions about herbs. Read some of our favorite letters regarding the July 2010 issue, which includes information about the toxicity of apricot kernels.
Note from a Regional Gardener: One summer, following a recipe in an Australian herb book, I tried to candy some angelica from my garden. I failed miserably—it came out wet and soggy instead of firm and dry, as it should be. Read more.
Little Medicine: The Wisdom to Avoid Big Medicine (1995) takes its name from a distinction Native Americans make among medicinal plants. The “little medicines” are herbs that anyone can learn to use as first-aid treatments for everyday medical problems. The “big medicines” are the plants reserved for more highly trained medicine people. Read more.
Spontaneous Healing is Andrew Weil’s fourth book devoted to natural healing. Like his earlier books, this one treats healing as a compendium of therapies, including herbs, lifestyle changes, and beliefs that hinder or help healing. Learn more.
Notes from regional herb gardeners: The British are coming! The British are coming! Or so it seems. My favorite bookstore is filled with a wealth of new herb books from England. Read more.
Notes from regional herb gardeners: “I’m having a Martha Stewart weekend” has become a popular expression among my friends. It means that one of us is tackling a wonderful, ambitious project or two (or three or four). Read more.