"For Use and For Delight" - John Parkinson
Coriander and Cilantro
Coriander/Cilantro Coriandrum sativum is Herb of the Year for 2017
With aromatic leaves, seeds, and roots, this two-for-one plant offers variety as both herb (Cilantro) and spice (Coriander). Love potion, medicinal aid, fragrant herb, and legendary culinary spice—there is much that is alluring about Cilantro and Coriander, Herb of the Year™ 2017!
Coriander has been used for millennia to boost libido, ease digestive woes, and add flavor to breads and beverages. Cilantro, a major ingredient in salsa, has soared in popularity over the last three decades adding flavor to chips, fish, meat rubs, and more!
HSA’s Notable Native Herb for 2017
There are a number of Solidago species with herbal uses, past and present. "Love it or hate it" describes the history of goldenrod, having been regarded as a medicinal herb, a beautiful plant in the perennial garden, an autumn source of nectar for bees, a wonderful addition to the pollinator garden, a dye herb, and as a weed mistakenly blamed for hay fever, a weed problematic for Christmas tree farms, a seriously invasive weed exported to China from the New World. Whatever your position on the attributes of goldenrod, it is worthy of proper placement in a garden setting, and of study for the many herbal uses.
Read more about these and other herbs at www.herbsociety.org
The Herb Society of America
The Herb Society of America is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was founded in 1933 for the purpose of expanding the knowledge of herbs and their uses. The motto of HSA "For Use and Delight" is taken from the 17th century herbalist, John Parkinson.
HSA is an educational organization dedicated to learning about the cultivation of herbs, the study of their history and their uses both past and present. HSA offers many educational opportunities at district gatherings and annual national education conferences. The Society has a large borrowing library and website with educational material and publishes a quarterly newsletter and The Herbarist, which is an annual journal that blends scholarly and popular articles from authors who are experts on current herbal topics. Members can participate in seed exchanges, have access to members only sites on the HSA website, participate in the American Horticultural Society's (AHS) Reciprocal Garden Admission Program plus many other benefits. Check the website for more information at www.herbsociety.org.
May Herb Study Group -
May 1, 2017, Monday, 10:30pm-12:30pm
Herb: Parsley, Petroselinum crispum
Location: Mental Health Center of Denver
Dahlia Campus for Health and Well Being
3401 N. Eudora St., Denver
June Herb Study Group -
June 5, 2017, Monday, 10:30pm-12:30pm
Herb: Memory Herbs (Rosemary and Others)
April Unit Meeting -
April 15, 2017, Saturday, 9:45am-12:00pm
Program: "Adaptogens" by Jessica Baker
Adaptogens are herbs that can help the body to adjust and defend against the effects of environmental and emotional stress. Many adaptogens grow in harsh conditions like Colorado and are able to survive extreme temperatures and wind. It is their ability to thrive amidst the intense cold and heat that gives them their medicinal qualities. This class will be an exploration of adaptogens from various cultures.
Jessica Baker is an acupuncturist, herbalist, aromatherapist and educator. Her passion for sharing the messages of the plants is reflected in her private practice and her classes on aromatherapy, herbalism, and Chinese medicine. Jessica teaches at The Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism and is an Assistant Supervising Practitioner at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jessica is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and the Colorado chapter of the American Herbalists Guild.
Arrive by 9:45am for social, meeting starts
promptly at 10:00am.
Location: Denver Presbytery Center,
1710 S. Grant, Denver
May Unit Meeting -
No meeting -- see Plant Sale on May 20th