The good news is, Herbalists have a lot of tools that are pretty darn easy to use if you pay attention to what your digestive system is trying to tell you. Those tools can help you head off longer-term and bigger problems so you can enjoy your life and food now and in the future.Read More
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Aromatherapists have long employed Rosemary’s strongly aromatic qualities to treat infectious diseases including colds and flu, heart and circulatory conditions including low blood pressure and cold hands and feet, slow or sluggish digestion, menstrual irregularity and infertility, and what was once calledRead More
Skullcap is the common name for two distinctly different members of the mint family. Like siblings, Scutellaria laterifolora and S. biacalensis share a common name, but the way the work and the parts used are quite different…Read More
Tulsi’s core energy is about creating balance and making space for balance. In general, longer use of Tulsi and Tulsi formulations have proven more effective than short durations in prevention of digestive and other complaints, making Tulsi a good daily choice for a lifetime but not a bad friend in a pinch.Read More
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Motherwort, aka Leonurus Cardiaca, is one of our culture’s most essential herbs. Why, amid so many other beautiful plants we herbalists utterly adore, would we choose Motherwort to top...Read More
As with any healing modality that gains popularity in the main stream, there is always the danger of misinterpretation and misuse. Ashley Leiteky-Ellenbas shares her knowledge of plant dietas and how to include herbal medicine in this potent modality.Read More
Most of us have encountered Spearmint almost daily for much of our lives…in our toothpaste, mouthwash, chewing gum, and any number of candies and minty treats. There’s a really good reason for that; Spearmint is a solid, predictable, gentle medicine that’s been cooling and stimulating humanity for centuries.
Spearmint for Colds, Flus, and Respiratory Ills
Today, as it was used centuries ago, Spearmint is often one of the first go-to herbs Moms reach for at the first signs of a sniffle. Science tells us that Spearmint is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, so it can help us fight off cold and flu germs. Energetically, Spearmint helps to cool and open the respiratory system – so it helps release and drain the stuiffiness from our sinuses and open up our bronchial passages.