Endangered Species; Herb Guide: Goldthread

By Crooked Bear Creek Organics

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Health Benefits of Goldthread

Goldthread, also known as coptis or canker root, is a genus of perennial herbs that have been part of Asian and North American traditional medicine for hundreds of years. The roots of the plant look like a tangled mass of gold thread, hence its name. Herbal goldthread is actually the powdered rhizome, or underground stem, of the goldthread plant.

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Cairns

by secretoftheserpent

secretsoftheserpent

Cairns are piles of stones that can range from a few stones in one small area, to enormous constructions containing millions of stones.  Cairns are found on every continent.  They were built in may styles and sizes.  Most mistake mounds for Cairns and they are wrong to do so.   Mounds are burial mounds.  Cairns literally means  “piles of stones” or “heap of stone”.  People think the Cairns were built for several different reasons, but the ancients had only on reason for building them.  A reason that most will not be able to comprehend.  

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Third Full Moon of Spring

by Elder Mountain Dreaming

Herb Guide: Senna

By Crooked Bear Creek Organics

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

Cassia senna syn. Senna Alexandria

Also, Known As:

  • Alexandrian Senna
  • Senna

The senna plant is a small shrub belonging to the Caesalpiniaceae family. Incidentally, the senna belongs to two genus of Cassia – C. senna is also known as Alexandrina senna and C. Angustifolia that is also called the Tinnevelly senna. While the first variety of senna is found along the Nile River in Egypt and Sudan, the second type is widely cultivated in southern and eastern parts of India. It may be noted here that some experts are of the opinion that both the varieties of senna belong to a single species – Senna Alexandrina. Despite such claims, it may be said that the two varieties of senna differ greatly both according to morphology (structure of the plants) and histology (tissue study). Hence, the theory that Senna belongs to one single species is yet to get the pharmacognosists’ sanction.

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