Alkanet Root (Alkanna tinctoria)
If alkanet were a fortune cookie, she would read, “Red is the color of your energy. May purification and prosperity be yours.” But more than just a totem of good luck, alkanet is also a gentle protectress in her own right against venom and vehemence alike. Bristled and blue alkanet flowers, etymologically indicating a sort of ‘five-tongued henna which lives forever’, are a natural dyer’s dream and a portal to somewhere we are sure you have never before ventured.
Do we sound like we’re beating around the berry bush? Wonder why we’re talking plant-personalities instead of what’s good for your aching back? We have to speak in riddles to comply with FDA guidelines. So open another browser – or even a BOOK! – to research physiological usage. We’ll be right here waiting with whatever herbal products you need!