Echinacea: How to grow and use this powerful antibiotic and immune-stimulant

This post is part of Terrifically Useful Tuesday looking at the immense benefits plants have for people. See more in this series here. If there is one plant image that has come to epitomise herbal medicine and good health in the last two decades, it would be the purple cone flower of echinacea. Splashed on […]

Terrifically Useful Tuesday: Fungi will save the world, one hypha at a time

This post is part of Terrifically Useful Tuesday looking at the immense benefits plants have for people. See more in this series here. Paul Stamets: Mycelium Running For a truly mind-blowing experience you need to see this video. Hell, everyone needs to see it–you won’t look at the earth the same way again. Microscopic cells called mycelium—the fruit […]

Terrifically Useful Tuesday: Kigelia – Sausage Tree

Image credit: bsterling @ Flickr, CC licence This post is part of Terrifically Useful Tuesday looking at the immense benefits plants have for people. See more in this series here. One of the things I love about the internet is that you can set up systems to send you alerts for wonderful things. My french toast this morning was interrupted […]