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Herbs For Cold And Flu Season: Class Notes

Herbs for Cold and Flu Season: Class Notes

According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), flu and cold season typically covers October through May with its peak somewhere in December to February. In the Pacific Northwest,…

Show 44: The Versatile Rose

Show 44: The Versatile Rose

Standing among herbal celebs like Licorice, Sage, Rooibos, and Chili Pepper, Rose is no hot house flower though her medicinal uses may seem more limited. Rose covers the gamut from a long history of medicinal, culinary, and beauty uses to a symbol of love, virtue, purity, and courage. That is, perhaps, what makes the humble rose so intriguing. Today, we're talking about a few of the many petals the rose has to offer.
Tea For Better Communication: Practical Magic

Tea for Better Communication: Practical Magic

Calendula offers a magical boost when you're working on shedding old patterns. As a sunny, drying friend, this flower knows how to cut through the mucky, swampy thoughts that can…

Calla Lily: The Beauty Of Balance

Calla Lily: The Beauty of Balance

AKA: Arum Lily Cala Lily symbolizes purity and innocence, according to popular mythology. This flower is used at transitional times like weddings and funerals to symbolize a wish for fertility…

Show 35: Herbs For Pregnancy And Beyond With Demetria Clark

Show 35: Herbs for Pregnancy and Beyond with Demetria Clark

Aromatherapy has become a household word over the past twenty years as has Home Birth, Midwife, and Herbalism. This herbal renaissance has paved the way fro teachers and students alike to reshape the way we think about caring for ourselves and our families. From pregnancy on, more and more women are turning to natural healing techniques for managing pregnancy, birth, and the early childhood years. Today, we're talking with Demetria Clark, internationally acclaimed herbalist, aromatherapist, and doula trainer about aromatherapy and herbalism for pregnancy and beyond.
Show 26: Crisis Herbal Dental Care

Show 26: Crisis Herbal Dental Care

When dental troubles surface, natural remedies are a go-to for Practical Herbalists. We recognize or plant allies are well suited to caring for the extremes our teeth and gums brook in health and in crisis. Today, we're talking about herbalism for dental emergencies and diseases and the more intensive situations our mouths sometimes face.
Dry Socket – Herbal First Aid

Dry Socket – Herbal First Aid

A dry socket is extremely painful. It is the result of a dislodged blood clot after a tooth extraction. Blood clots are nature's way of cushioning a wound and aiding…

Top 10 Herbal Supplements For Lizards

Top 10 Herbal Supplements for Lizards

My daughter had a dragon. I had an herb garden. It was inevitable the two would end up interacting with each other. We've had reptilian pets before. We had a…

Show 12: Natural Flea Control Options

Show 12: Natural Flea Control Options

Although Flea season may be at it's end for this year, fleas are still among us. Today, we discussed Natural Herbal Approaches to Flea Control using herbal and homesteading practices.
Show 11: Herbs For Flu And Cold Prevention

Show 11: Herbs for Flu and Cold Prevention

We're knee-deep into the Flu and Cold season. We Practical Herbalists are already mobilizing our defenses. We're using prevention, stocking up on herbals, and educating friends and family. Today, we'll talk about how you can join in on the preparations.
Witch Hazel Lost And Found

Witch Hazel Lost and Found

My grandmother loved witch hazel. It was one of her cure alls. She had a big bottle of it in her bathroom that she brought out to treat every thing…

Black Tea Syrup: Clear Your Lungs Remedy

Black Tea Syrup: Clear Your Lungs Remedy

Tea is astringent. It’s a terrific go-to herb for drying your respiratory system, that is, if you like tea. My honey, as it turns out, won’t make a cup of…

Rosacea Facial Rinse

Rosacea Facial Rinse

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes red, blotchy patches resembling acne or sunburn on facial skin. It's most common for fair-skinned women starting at the age of  30…

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