Lexicon: Burdock

Common Name: Burdock Latin Name: Articum lappa A bi-annual and tenacious herb, burdock is has been an important medicinal herb in Western folk medicine and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.  Commonly known for its prickly seedpod that attaches to anything that passes by, this highly effective method for dispersing seeds was inspiration for … Continued

Lexicon: Borage

Common Name: Borage Latin Name: Borago officinalis A native plant to Southern Europe, Borage has traditionally been used for relieving anxiety and stress and said “to drive sorrow away, and make men merry”. In ancient times, borage was known for its cooling quality and refreshing cucumber-like flavour. Also referred to as the “herb of courage”, … Continued