FAQ: Can I Post About Any Plant Medicines, or Only Herbs?


One of the questions we get asked the most is whether it's okay to write about something that we wouldn't normally think of as a 'herb'. People might say, well, I was going to write about my home made sauerkraut or the medicinal value of cordyceps, but I wasn't sure if it was allowed in The Herbal Hive.

Let's just start with the dictionary definition.

1 botany : a seed-producing annual, biennial, or perennial that does not develop persistent woody tissue but dies down at the end of a growing season. 2 : a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities planted parsley, basil, and rosemary in her herb garden. - Mirriam Webster

1.any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavouring, food, medicine, or perfume.
"bundles of dried herbs"
2.any seed-bearing plant that does not have a woody stem and dies down to the ground after flowering.
"the banana plant is the world's largest herb"


Wait what... Bananas are herbs? Now that's a little crazy but.. doesn't that just open a whole world of what we would love to see in The Herbal Hive?

Let's extend it a little further.. a lot further.

What if we told you we love to read about ANY plant medicines, including mushrooms? Now, if you are writing about GROWING reishi, I'd add the post to the FUNGI LOVERS community and put #herbalism as one of your tags. Many herbal folk would love to read about it. And many herbalists use reishi as a plant medicine, so if you are writing about a reishi TINCTURE, it would fit in either community and we would welcome it for sure.

So whether it's a fruit, berry, mushroom, vegetable or leaf, we would welcome it in our community.

Of course, original content only please! No blurry photos, plagiarism, or single language posts as we don't have time for translators, sorry! And please don't list the medicinal value of, say, bananas... We will likely mute your post. That information can be found anywhere on internet and is NOT original. Think discovery, anecdotal evidence, reference to science if applicable or adding value, recipes and more.. be amazing!

Think of us as PLANT MEDICINE, and you'll be fine.


Community II Delegate II Curation Trail II Discord

3 columns
2 columns
1 column