The Path into Herbalism can be a gentle one but often it begins with a dramatic initiation or a calling so intense, it cannot be ignored. Herbalists emerging from such a crucible carry with them a particularly magical way of combining herbs and healing.
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?
Nettle is commonly harvested for its leaves in the spring but advanced herbalists know it as a harvestable herb well into autumn. Nettle has medicinal value in the seeds and in the roots. Their use is not often mentioned in…
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.