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Ceanothus – New Jersey Tea – Recovery From Shock

Ceanothus Americana - New Jersey Tea or Red Root
Ceanothus Americana – New Jersey Tea or Red Root

Today I came across on a gardening show, the stunning ethereal Ceanothus.

Why it is called New Jersey Tea is because during the war of the American Revolution ie. the war which resulted in the USA forming as a country independent from Britain, American dependence on tea, which was at the time mostly imported through the British commercial networks, had to be stopped.

The leaves of this wild shrub were used instead of Camellia Sinensis – which is the usual tea plant.

Now if you have your teas right, you know it’s actually rather difficult to find something to replace the usual tea leaf. There’s something about Camellia Sinensis that’s just right. It doesn’t push you over the top in any way. It’s uplifting and calming and holding together in a very balanced way. Continue reading

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Acorus Calamus – Sweetflag – Dorota
Arnica MontanaGertjan van Noord
Ash Tree – Fraxinus Excelsior – wllcutter
Bittermelon – Momordica Charantia – istolethetv
Buddleia – Butterfly Bush – Wildlife Terry
Buddleia – Butterfly Bush Purple Flowers – Nemo’s Great Uncle
Banyan Tree – Ficus Benghalensis – Tim Rawle
Black Willow – Salix Nigra – Melissa McMasters
Black Cohosh – Cimicifuga Racemosa – BobisTravelling
Blue Cohosh – Caulophyllum Thalictroides Wacky Badger
New Jersey Tea, Red Root – Ceanothus Americana – Andrey Zharkikh
Californian Lilac, Buckthorn – Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus – npdoty
Chasteberry– Agnus Castus –Diotime1
Cinchona – Cinchona Pubescens, Quinine – Forest and Kim Starr
Cypress – Cupresses Sempervirens – Gnawme
Cypress – Cupresses Sempervirens – M. Barrison
CypripediumOrchi
Datura InnoxiaMaja Dumat
Fenugreek Seed – Trigonella foenum-graecum – Zoyachubby
FigJennifer Rafieyan
Gotu Kola Bùi Thụy Đào Nguyên
Guava – Pisidium Guavaja – PumpkinSky
Hypericum – Hypericum perforatum – Dcrjsr
Ignatia– Strychnos Ignatii – Edward Steven
Indian Pipes ‘Ghost Plant – Monotropa Uniflora – Doug Mcgrady,
Indian Pipes – Monotropa Uniflora – Closeup – Tie Guy
Jambul – Syzygium Jambolanum Dinesh Valke
Kidney Beansperkumpulan lesman
Mandrake – Podophyllum peltatum – Dave Govoni
Mango Leaves – Mangifera Indica – Forest and Kim Starr
Meadowsweet – Filipendula Ulmaria – Amanda Slater
Mistletoe – Viscum album – Tony Alter
NarcissusMohammad Asadi
NutmegWendy Cutler
Oak Acorn – Quercus – Slashvee
Passionflower – Passiflora Incarnata – Linda MacPhee-Cobb
Papaya LeavesRob Bertholf
Phytolacca Gerhard Elsner
Pasque Flower – Anemone pulsatilla – Theo Crazzolara
Quis Qualis IndicaPren
Rue – Ruta graveolens – Amada44
Southernwood – Artimisia Abrotanum – Andrey Zharkikh
St. Ignatius Bean – Ignatia Amara – Edward Steven
Wild Feverfew – Parthenium Hysterophorus – Starr Environmental
Wormwood H. Zell
Wormwood (Leaves)Matt Lavin 
Wheat grass – Triticum aestivum – Ervins Strauhmanis
White Clover Head – Trifolium Repens – Hedera Baltica
White Clover Plant – Trifolium Repens – Andrey Zharkikh
Witch Hazel – Hamamelis Virginia Leimenide
Yellow Jasmine– Gelsemium Sempervirens – Justin Meissen
Yarrow – Achillea millefolium – Andrea Pokrzywinski Continue reading