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Antioxidant Rich Smoothie Blend

Antioxidant Rich Smoothie Blend

Research shows that antioxidants are good for us. It’s not clear yet whether antioxidant supplements are healthful, but given how easy it is to eat your antioxidants, there’s no sense in relying on supplements anyway. The key is to have a varied diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This smoothie blend offers a […]

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Topical Treatment for Rosacea

Topical Treatment for Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes red, blotchy patches resembling acne or sunburn on facial skin. It’s most common for fair-skinned women starting at the age of  30 or 40 years. When it occurs in men, the condition can become more severe. Doctors commonly prescribe antibiotics for rosacea with limited success. Although the […]

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Herbal First Aid

Quick First Aid Spray

Quick First Aid Spray

Comfrey, Yarrow, and Lavender come together in this simple spritzer to make a powerful wound healing team. Lavender focuses on killing germs that lead to infections, including MRSA, staph, and funguses. Yarrow draws injured tissues together while driving out foreign matter of all types. Comfrey works to knit together the injured tissues, often leaving behind […]

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Colic: Herbal First Aid

Colic: Herbal First Aid

Colic is the boogeyman of new parents. All caregivers fear it. Colic is not life threatening, but the thought of spending 3 to 6 months with a screaming newborn chills the blood. As a general rule, colic is very easy to detect. The colicky baby screams incessantly, turns red when crying, strains frequently as if […]

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Soft Water Blues

Soft Water Blues

I live in a soggy area. Like most continental curls of geography, this section of Oregon does a great job of collecting rain clouds. The soil is rich and spongy due to years of volcanic activity. This is a boon to the farmer and the backyard gardener. The water here is soft. Soap lathers up […]

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Seed Season

Seed Season

April is the time of year when northern hemisphere gardeners sort through their treasure trove of seeds from last year to figure out which seeds they need to buy to replenish their stock for the gardening season. If you’re a typical gardener, some seeds have a longer shelf life than others. You can store them […]

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Tea Tree Oil: World Famous Antiseptic

Tea Tree Oil: World Famous Antiseptic

a.k.a.: Tea Tree, Ti Tree, Narrow-leafed Paperbark, Melaleuca alternifolia Tea Tree is a gift from Australia. It grows as a small, humble looking tree with distinctly fragrant leaves, but its use as an essential oil has caught the world’s attention. Tea Tree essential oil is a powerful antiseptic that knocks out even the most resilient […]

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Coffee – Slow Roasted Medicine

Coffee – Slow Roasted Medicine

Coffee – Slow Roasted Medicine

by Sue Sierralupe and Candace Hunter

AKA java, joe, mud, insomnia in a cup, ( and many more nicknames), Coffea species

A warm cup of Joe in the morning is not usually what a usually sipped with herbal medicine in mind but no one will tell you that it doesn’t have an effect on the body. Coffee is full of stimulants that when properly placed, provides a remedy for common health problems. The caffeine in coffee can help with more than just getting you out of bed in the morning. It helps ease bronchial conditions, relax migraines, regulates elimination and stimulates the nerves. Properly applied, coffee is just what the doctor ordered.

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The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World is in!

The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World is in!

The Practical Herbalist and Practical Herbalist Press are pleased to announce the arrival of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World by Sue Sierralupé. It’s available now on Amazon.com. The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World tells the stories of 42 medicinal plants, all of which have had an impact on […]

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Strawberry is in!

Strawberry is in!

The Practical Herbalist and Practical Herbalist Press are pleased to announce we’ve published our first Kindle ebook on Amazon. Strawberry: A Wealth of Healing in One Sweet Tasty Package by Candace Hunter and Sue Sierralupé is now available. Get Your First Herbal Folio from Practical Herbalist Press Strawberry: A Wealth of Healing in One Sweet […]

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Busting Out in Blueberries

Busting Out in Blueberries

This month has been fabulous for blueberries in the Willamette Valley: A few weeks of sun followed by rainy days then again by more sun. Usually, blueberries are shriveled by the end of July and it’s time for blackberry picking. This year was great for fruit in general. It’s almost August and there are still […]

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Cherries with a Side Order of St. John’s Wort

Cherries with a Side Order of St. John’s Wort

The Practical Herbalist team headed out to the hills last week to pick cherries at a local farm, Detering Orchards in Harrisburg, Oregon, hosted the latest Practical Herbalist field trip. Cherries were early this year, and we gathered our buckets and bags to collect them. Although cherry is a traditional remedy for gout, our intentions were […]

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