Elderberry syrup is winter tradition in my house. Is used for both flu prevention and flu treatment. Preventative measures require one spoon full daily (see below for dosage instructions). This recipe is simple to make and simple to feed to…
Today, we're talking with spagyricist and mycologist Jason Scott, owner and operator of Feral Fungi curator of AlcheMycology about the synergy of mushrooms, medicine and alchemy. He focuses on making double extract spagyric tinctures from fungi.
Tea tree essential oil is a potent topical antiseptic which is known as a anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial aid. The indigenous people of Australia relied on the medicinal properties of the leaves of these native trees, most commonly Melaleuca alternifolia,…
After an interview with registered herbalist, yoga instructor and owner of Sky House Yoga, Ashley Litecky Elenbaas, Sue and Candace talk about their own favorite nervine herbs. Nervines are a class of medicine used to calm the nerves. This is an instrumental part of caring for patients who are struggling with stress from illness or trauma. It is no wonder that herbalists need a cabinet full of nervine options.
For Ashley Litecky Elenbaas, her journey through the world of herbalism has been a literal journey. She is a frequent traveler and has gone out of her way to educate herself about the natural treasures the botanical world has to offer. She combines art, dance, yoga, stargazing and other creative modalities to the healing power of herbal medicine for her students and clients. For her, health doesn't end in a tincture bottle.
"We'll clean your feet and Sue will give you some dry socks to change into plus anti-fungal oil to rub into your feet every day. Do you have a bottle to send with him?"
I held up a small vial containing tea tree essential oil. I would add it to a small mister bottle so it was easier for him to apply to his tender skin without rubbing.