Hi! We welcome you to shop some of Vervain's favorites and see what we can't get enough of! So what made the cut for Vervain's favorites for August? Check it out below…
Herb of the Month - Meet Mullein!
Mullein (Verbascum Spp.) Mullein leaves are most commonly used for respiratory aliments. They have a soothing, hydrating effect on the lungs and contain saponins that help loosen mucus. Mullein flowers are commonly used to make ear drops to soothe earaches. Mullein roots are used for low back pain. "Flowers for the ears, leaves for the lungs, and roots for the spine" We are lucky that Mullein grows abundantly here in Idaho.
To find Mullein out in the wild, know that Mullein is a soft (almost velvet-like) biennial that can grow very tall. Leaves are pale green and covered in hairs that make them that velvet-like soft. The second year mullein will send a giant stalk that will be studded with flowers, which will start blooming in the summer. You will find mullein among the roadways, but we recommend you not wildcraft in those areas as pollutants from the road are something we don't want to take home.
Ready for more Mullein? Vervain carries Mullein in bulk herb, including some locally grown Mullein from Purple Sage Farms. We also have it as a tincture and it's in several wonderful blends. Throat & Respiratory Relief Tea Earache Drops Spider Bite Poultice Immune Glycerite Pet Ear Oil
If you'd like to learn more about springtime and early summer foraging, check out these great resources: Books you can find in the Book Nook at The Vervain Collective:
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Join Us for Class!
Aug 25, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Learn how to create a beautiful herbal pollinator garden! You can enjoy the benefits of growing your own teas and natural medicine and provide beneficial spaces for local bees.
This class will teach you about using medicinal herbs to create pollinator habitat, and how to harvest those plants for your own use. Learn harvest and drying techniques for your herbs, and create your own tea blend to take home.
Teachers: Jessica Harrold from the Ada Soil & Water Conservation District and Kelsey Jae from Vervain We are constantly adding more amazing classes, teachers, and events to our calendar! Click here to view the calendar and to register online. If you're interested in leading a conversation or teaching a class, you can find our application form on the same page! Due to popular interest in our Rosemary Gladstar Science & Art of Herbalism Course, we are opening up a second session! If you are interested in being added to a waitlist, please reply with your name and email!
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