Plantain, Mother of Herbs

Plantain, the weed, not the small banana-type fruit, came from the settlers who first came to America. This small, medicinal, nutritive, magickal plant grew in the paths of the settlers, following them to their colonies. The Native Americans noticed this and nicknamed the weed “White Man’s Foot” The American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth LongfellowContinue reading “Plantain, Mother of Herbs”

Violet, a Sweet Little Weed

Violets are happy little flower with heart shaped leaves with smooth, rounded teeth that are considered invasive weeds. They are found where humans are, lawns, gardens, side walk cracks and along trail sides. They are generally perannuals or annual weeds and a few are small shrubs that bloom in early spring and early summer andContinue reading “Violet, a Sweet Little Weed”

Chickweed – Small and Mighty

Chickweed is an small, invasive annual, very common, wild and powerful little “weed” that can annoy gardeners and delight herbalists when wildcrafted in safe areas. It’s scientific name, Stellaria media means “star” due to it’s 5 petals. The 5 points on a pentagram represent the 5 elements of the earth, water, fire, air, earth andContinue reading “Chickweed – Small and Mighty”

Magickal, Medicinal Blueberries

Who doesn’t love fresh picked, sweet, healthy blueberries? They make great smoothies, muffins, cakes, juice, syrup, plant medicine, offer protection and much, much more!!! Blueberries (vaccinium corymbosum) have a long history of medicinal, magickal and culinary uses and have traveled the world!! There are about 450 species of blueberries, including bilberry, huckleberry and cranberry. TheyContinue reading “Magickal, Medicinal Blueberries”

Heart Healthy Hawthorn

Hawthorn is a beautiful plant often used to add beauty to a yard or garden. It’s a beautiful and hardy, slow growing plant that has been known to live up to 200 years. There are around 300 species of this plant, some are short, small and shrub-like. Others are large, beautiful trees. All have berries,Continue reading “Heart Healthy Hawthorn”

The Powerful Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale, or dandelion, is part of the Asteraceae family which also includes the daisy and sunflower. Originally native to Eurosia and North America, these sunny little plants have followed humans for centuries and still grow where humans live today. This plant is a wonderful medicinal, nutritional and magickal gift from the Universe. Dandelions notContinue reading “The Powerful Dandelion”

Love of Lotus’s Flu Shot Tea

This is one of my favorite times of year, the trees are turning beautiful shades of orange and red, the air is cooler and bon fires are easy to come by. Gaia has blessed us so much with the seasons. This is the time of death, where everything dies back and goes into hibernation untilContinue reading “Love of Lotus’s Flu Shot Tea”

Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose

Here at Love of Lotus we are very mindful and respectful of our Mother Earth, Gaia, our home. Although we aren’t perfect, we make every effort we can to recycle, reuse and re-purpose. All our natural ingredients in our products are either organic, substantially wild crafted or organically grown by me, Rainie. Of course, weContinue reading “Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose”

Melissa officinalis aka LemonBalm

Lemon Balm is an amazing medicinal, culinary, magick, aromatic and garden herb. It’s native to the Mediterranean, N. Africa, Asia and Europe. It’s now gown in many countries. It’s genus name Melissa is from the Greeks and means “Honey Bee” or “Bee Leaf”. In ancient Turkey, it was planted near bee hives to encourage theContinue reading “Melissa officinalis aka LemonBalm”

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