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Bergamot for Balance through Crisis: Essential Oil Magic

That day, my life was turned upside down. I’d been renting a nice little home near my son’s school, and my landlord decided it was time for him to sell the place. It came as a shock; we were unprepared for a move or to buy the house. It sent us scrambling for a solution [...]


Clinical Memoirs

Raspberry – True Friend for False Labor – A Clinical Memoir

When our clinic was only a few months old, we operated out of a tent in the park. Most patients saw a couple of doctors and nurses in a tent as a charming idea. It was not threatening. Some patients came by out of curiosity if nothing else. When Grace stopped by, her experiences had [...]


Herbs for Athletes

Antioxidants Boost Your Health and Stamina

Blueberry and blackberry season is upon us and the apples are hot on their heals this time of year. These wonderful late summer fruits offer a wealth of antioxidants we can use through out the year to help boost our immune systems, improve vision, and clear our systems of toxins and free radicals that would [...]


The Shoestring Herbalist


Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse

Quick Facts: Burdock

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Editor's Note: The text and still photos in this article are from Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse.  Artium minusis, Common Burdock Artium lappa, Greater Burdock a.k.a., Hobo Buttons, Cockle Buttons, Beggar’s Buttons Burdock is one of my favorite foods. It's a gentle cleanser that offers crisp, sweet nutrition and medicine. [...]



How to Make Seed Paper Ornaments – DIY

Seed Paper Ornaments are homemade paper in holiday shapes that hold the secret of life - seeds! They are fun to make and fantastic to add to cards, gifts or on their own with a little tag with planting instructions.


Gardening and Harvesting

Meet Tulsi, aka Holy Basil

What do Holy Basil, Tulsi, and Sacred Basil have in common? They're all names for the same herb, Ocimum sanctum. What is Tulsi? Ocimum sanctum, or Tulsi, is native to India, where it's considered one of the most sacred daily herbs. Many households plant Tulsi right outside or inside the front door or gate to [...]


Herbal Housekeeping

Spring Cleaning: Shift Your Life and Grow

Whether spring cleaning is a part of your regular routine or not, sometimes it just makes sense to take the time for a little clearing. Clearing is about shifting the energy of your home and your mind...


Animal Care


Spa and Leisure

Let’s Talk Series: Plant Dietas with Ashley Litecky-Ellenbas

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.


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Sweet Remedies: Healing Herbal Honeys by Dawn Combs

Best Audience for Sweet Remedies Frazzled, Frustrated, Moody People and those who love them; Moody Guys and Gals; Parents, Professionals, and Anyone Else who finds life just a little Emotionally Challenging Candace Said: Wow! I had a blast learning more about using Honey for making Herbal Remedies at home and for others. Dawn does a [...]

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