That’s the way of lavender. She sets a lovely example, growing neat and tidy as she does. She lines up her blossoms to make the work of pollination easy for her bee friends. She uses surprisingly little water while offering up surprisingly lots of medicine in the form of essential oils that evaporate into the air, scenting her surroundings, and a peaceful, self-assured energy that welcomes one and all to relax.Read More
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The list below are items that I commonly keep in my own First Aid kit. I keep the tinctures in 1/2 bottles. I keep the salves in small tubs enclosed in ziplock bags to prevent leakage. My kit contents have varied as my kids have grown and my medical skill has developed. Don’t bring an item with you that you don’t know how to use.Read More
As herbalists, we often talk about our favorite plant friend for specific conditions, like Crohn’s or Alzheimer’s diseases. One class of herbs often helps bring balance to all the body’s systems: The Adaptogens.Read More
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.Read More
This week, the team spent a little time reviewing last week’s show then moved on to answer a couple of Herbal 101 questions.Read More
My garden in spring overflows with Cleavers, aka Galium aparine. Most years, I spend hours in...Read More
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