Rhodiola Rosea: Medicinal Plant for Alaska

Photograph Courtesy of Brian Pettinger Rhodiola Rosea in Alaska Rhodiola rosea L.is currently being explored as a commercial crop in Alaska.   Several news agencies have given exposure to this emerging crop in Alaska.   Some research suggests that our climate, like its native Siberia, produces more potent compounds to be used as a supplement.   This plant should also be of interest to the home gardener as a landscaping plant, or part of a medicinal herb garden.    R. rosea L. has constituents that have been reported as adaptogens, Read More …

Japanese Mugwort-culinary delights

What is the Japanese Mugwort? Japanese Mugwort is a flavorful perennial herb that has green, fuzzy, finely cut leaves. The hardy plant thrives in most climates and is traditionally used in eastern medicine. I am interested in Asian vegetables and herbs. I have Japanese Mugwort in my garden. I have started this Mugwort from seed. Seeds were bought from Kitazawa Seed Company* and this is the third year I am harvesting. I just harvested this Mugwort and am going to make it into powder and then bake Mugwort bread. Cultivation Read More …