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.
Balm of Gilead oil is an easy to make and easy to use herbal remedy for a host of skin issues. It's antimicrobial properties are vast. Normally, an herbalist will collect the cottonwood buds, place them in a jar and top them with an oil that absorbs easily into the skin.
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.
Today, we're talking with Ashley Litecky-Ellenbas, registered herbalist, yoga teacher, and owner of Sky House Yoga about the natural approaches to grief and protection.
Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Spearmint leaf (Mentha spicata) is an underutilized herb in the natural medicine field. It is used most often as a flavoring for teas or foods. Spearmint has a vast amount of carvone terpenoid which accounts for…
After talking with Yaakov Levine, Therapy practitioner and Nutritional Health Coach at Natural Grocers in Eugene, Oregon, Sue and Candace have been experimenting with other ways to bring more greens into their lives.