Calendula: The Flower for Summer Skin

By |August 24th, 2015|

As we have reached the peak of summer, it is a perfect time to talk about the beautiful healing flower – calendula.  With its rich orange color it is often used as an ornamental in gardens.  But don’t get too distracted by its golden beauty to forget that it is also one of the […]

How To Deal With OverSupply of Breast Milk

By |August 14th, 2015|

We all know a mom who has struggled to make enough breast milk for her child. But, surprisingly, having too much milk can also be a major challenge in the breastfeeding dyad.
Oversupply, or foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, is when the supply and demand function between a mom and her baby get out of sync. The baby […]

Green Summer: 3 Herbal Recipes

By |July 27th, 2015|

We find balance in summer weather by eating foods that are bitter (cooling, moist), such as: unsweetened cocoa, olives, dandelion, kale, celery, amaranth, quinoa, and millet. It is also important to take time to rest, sit in the shade, breathe deeply, and absorb the green color that surrounds us.

These are the healing properties of […]

Balancing Your Pitta Emotions This Summer

By |July 12th, 2015|

As the temperature begins to spike this summer, you may notice that your emotions can often mirror the sticky situation outside. Perhaps you find yourself getting agitated, critical and impatient during the dog days of summer. Summer is governed by pitta dosha (fire + water) which has the qualities of hot, dry and light. […]

Weedy Medicine: A Closer Look at Chickweed

By |July 6th, 2015|

If you live in an area where it grows, you are probably familiar with chickweed (Stellaria media) as one of the “weeds” in your garden.  But as is true with many of our weeds, chickweed is also excellent medicine and food.  So if you are going to pull it out, make sure to use […]

Oregon Grape Root: Golden Healer of the West

By |June 16th, 2015|

Oregon Grape’s beautiful and fragrant yellow flowers and evergreen leaves have made it a popular ornamental and it can now be found outside its native range of western North America.  In addition to its beauty, the root of Oregon Grape is also a powerful medicinal.

There are over 70 species of Oregon Grape but Mahonia […]