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The Birth Song Botanicals Guide to Thyme

The Birth Song Botanicals Guide to Thyme

The medicinal qualities of thyme are no secret. For thousands of years, it has been a megastar of the herb world, cultivated by ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians alike. In many of these empires, it was thought to act as an antidote for poison if ingested or bathed with. In this era,  thyme was also thought to encourage intrepidness and strength.

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Herbal Spotlight: Plantain Bug Bite Remedy

Herbal Spotlight: Plantain Bug Bite Remedy

An incredibly versatile herb meets an incredibly pervasive, pesky problem in this spotlight. Plantain is a remedy of old that has countless uses, including a fantastic bug bite remedy. In the thick of summer, we reach for plantain frequently in this herbal home. For skin irritation of all kinds, but especially bug bites, plantain is indispensable (and plentiful, too!).

Our Healing Salve is made with plantain, and other wonderful skin care herbs calendula, and yarrow.

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