It’s time to start those herbal holiday gifts—Herbal Cordials and liqueurs are a delight to receive and easy to make. Today we are replaying a classic episode on Herbal Cordials.
In the dark, cold of winter, many plants go dormant, taking time to rest and recover before next year's growth. This is exactly the break we herbalists need to expand our knowledge.
Kratom is used for pain relief. During a podcast on Kratom, we had a little left over powder from our tea which I made into salve. This salve was the first time I have ever experimented with Kratom topically. It…
However you pronounce it, you'll be hearing more and more about Kratom. From local news to the New York Times, Facts are muddled and opinions are given. With so much misinformation out there, how do you know what is going on?
Old Herbal Cures resurface in the herbal world all the time. Sometimes, they hit our main stream culture as super foods or super cures, and sometimes they're vilified. Most often, those extreme takes on the plants our ancestors knew well are born from ignorance about the plant or the cultural context in which we humans first befriended it.
We discussed our early learning experiences with herbs and primitive living skills we have learned through our relatives and teachers along with wildcrafting ethics.
Lilac shrubs have always been one of my favorite signs of spring. Growing up in Eastern Oregon we wouldn't see the blooms until at least May, but here in the Willamette Valley we are blessed seeing them bloom as early…
Although many of our ancestors used herbal medicine daily, often as an of course, most of us didn't grow up in herbal households. Despite that, we can recover the wisdom and ways of our ancestors in our modern lives.
As I move through my home, I sway to make my way around the hanging tendrils of the gotu kola plants taking refuge from the New Hampshire winter. Gotu kola would much prefer its native lands in India where it…
We talked about ruminations on our early herbal experiences and how we were inspired by Deeply Rooted by Bonnie Rose Weaver.