(Echinacea angustifolia, E. pallida, E. purpurea)
This shrub was used in many different applications in the past. It was once burned for purification and exorcism, and is considered one of the oldest sources of incense.
(Ulmus rubra) (sometimes referred to as U. fulva)
This native deciduous tree of the Eastern U.S.
Many of the different ancient medical systems of the world have utilized Barberry, in one form or another, both medicinally and culinary.
With a name like Boneset, one would first think of an herb with the ability to help set broken bones, and that would be correct! American Indians have long used this herb for setting bones.
Since we have now entered into the official holiday season, I wanted to discuss other uses for the common culinary spice that instills memories of Thanksgiving get-togethers, and holiday trimmings.
This one small plant can be easily missed in a meadow if you don’t know what you are looking for, but it is unmistakable once you know its characteristics.
In researching my family for over thirty years I have learned that you never learn all you can in researching your family. Often times the key to resolving a problem in your genealogy is learn from others that have experienced the same problem.
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