So many changes happened in 2017, it is difficult to pick out the most influential topics. With 2018, the Year of the Dog, barking at our doorstep, Candace, Patrick and Sue take a minute to evaluate 2017, the Year of the Rooster.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is the time for rest and introspection. We herbalists sorely need a break from the activity of fall's harvest and root digging. Instead, we are spending this season digging into a good book. Today, we're talking about our favorite books for rest, introspection, and herbal inspiration.
The Practical Herbalist team's interview with Christina Sanchez - cosmetologist, herbalist, and founder of Every Leaf Speaks prompted them to create more skin care products. Although this topic is not a specialty for any of the crew, they stepped out of their comfort zone to explore the world of beauty care.
Beauty began with the plants. Although our current culture may not knowingly tap into the plant wisdom Cleopatra drew upon to create her legendary allure, the plants most certainly have not given up on us.
Pumpkin Spice may be delicious but it is also very healing. Each of the traditional spices in this blend can stand on its own as herbal medicine with a long history of healing around the globe. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and allspice warm and tonify in their unique way.
Pumpkin Spice is so hot right now with good reason too. The chilly change of weather fall brings calls for warming and nourishing foods and spices. today, we'll be talking about how to blend and use your own Pumpkin Spice along with why this much-touted blend truly is an herbal remedy for the pros.