Myrrh {Commiphora molmol syn. C. myrrha}

Also, Known As: Bola Gum Myrrh Tree Mu-yao Myrrh Myrrh is indigenous to Ethiopia and Somalia in Africa as well as the Arabian Peninsula and belongs to the small trees of the family Burseraceae. Basically, myrrh is said to be an oleo-gum-resin or a combination of capricious oil, gum and resin (a semi-solid substance contained … Continue reading Myrrh {Commiphora molmol syn. C. myrrha}

Aromatic Herbs: Tansy

Tansy {Tanacetum vulgare} Tansy is an upright herb with a crown of bright yellow clustering flowers. It is a member of the Asteraceae family and is also known as common tansy, bitter buttons, cow bitter, mugwort, and golden buttons. It grows to a height of three feet and produces pinnate, lance-shaped leaves that are uniformly … Continue reading Aromatic Herbs: Tansy

Honeysuckle – August Flower of the Month.

Lonicera japonica Family: Adoxaceae, syn. Caprifoliaceae This lovely, cascading, woody vine, with its divine scent, is often planted as a landscape attraction. It dazzles the eye with its gorgeous blooms in warm weather and retreats to a pleasant but unremarkable placeholder at other times of the year. Its name refers to the fact that fairies … Continue reading Honeysuckle – August Flower of the Month.