Nettle, aka Urtica dioica or Urtica urens, is a mainstay of modern herbal medicine. In part, that's because nettles are pretty much a robust multi-vitamin in plant form. They're often described as sweet and salty. The salty taste is because…
When it comes to tasting coffee, there's no better expert than our special guest, Okon Udosenata. He stopped by to show share one of his favorite beans with us, talk cupping and pouring, and offer a few suggestions on how to choose and brew the best roast.
Often, we think of medicine as being bitter and unpleasant–A bit of a chore, actually. What if we told you it doesn't have to be?
What if we told you your daily medicine can actually be a sensual treat?
Stinging Nettle. Not exactly an herb of excess, is it? I mean, who’d want pounds of stinging anything, right?
In 2008, I sure thought I did. I was making about a half gallon of Nettle Tea every other day to help stave off allergies and bulk-up on my calcium and other bone-building minerals. It took a cup of dried nettle to make each half gallon, so I was buying what felt like pounds of Stinging Nettle at the grocery every month.
Herbal Learning can start as early as kindergarten, and it never needs to end. Herb walks and summer camps are a couple of fun avenues into nature and Herbalism. Today, we're talking with Anna Bradley, clinical herbalist and co-founder of Whole Earth Nature School, about helping your kids connect with Nature and Ancestral Living.
Balance is the key word to keep in mind when you're working with Lavender essential oil. Lavender's actions are complex, sometimes seemingly stimulating while at others calming, at times encouraging circulation and thus warming, while simultaneously seeming to cool. At…