Author Archives: Maizey Clark

Thyme – Farmacy Friday

Thyme, a member of the mint family, has over 400 sub-species, and has been used medicinallyfor thousands of years. For example, Ancient Egyptians used the herb for embalmment, whilethe Greeks used it predominantly as incense. Recent studies of the herb over the past several decades have demonstrated its wide range ofuses—which are quite impressive. One […]

Rosemary – Farmacy Friday

Rosemary, a perennial herb and member of the mint family, is an evergreen native to the Mediterranean region, often growing on the edges of coastal cliffs.  Now found all over the world, rosemary is resilient, adaptable, and drought-resistant, thriving best in well-drained soil.   Perhaps most revered throughout history for its ability to preserve memory, rosemary […]

Desert Broom – Farmacy Friday

Desert Broom Though considered a weed, desert broom (baccharis sarothroides), or Cascol caaco, was often used as a tonic by the Seri people; an indigenous group in the Mexican state of Sonora.  Seeping the twigs of the plant could produce a rich tea, and was routinely administered to treat colds and sinus headaches.  For general soreness and achy ailments, the […]