Every good garden starts with a little planning. Medicinal gardens can be especially well planned, since much of what you use may be growing wild in your area. For me, this means the tonic herbs: nettles and red raspberry leaf. I use too much of these throughout the year to rely on what I […]
Picture this: It’s way back when and you’re picking berries with your fellow tribeswo/men. You look up, suddenly realizing a lion is watching you. A rush of adrenaline courses through your body, your blood pressure spikes, and your brain is flooded with oxygen. In a split second you decide to run for it; your […]
Catching a cold wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the lingering after-effects. A few days of intense discomfort is one thing, but a long drawn-out month of protracted misery is quite another. And really, what I’m talking about here is the cough.
It’s the cough that begins just as you believe you’ve made […]
Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful occasion for expressing love to someone. But it can also be one of the loneliest times of year too. That’s why being your own Valentine is the most enjoyable, enriching, and empowering act you can do for yourself.
If you think about it – why not? Why not take […]
Romance: for most of us, the word conjures up images of couples walking arm-in-arm down the street, so completely oblivious of anything but one another, that the rest of the world might not even exist. We think of sappy romantic comedies and roses and boxes of chocolates covered in little pink hearts. We think […]
Used in ancient Greece, Asia, and in folk medicine for thousands of years, dandelion has a vast medicinal history. Its use was even recorded in an ancient Chinese herbal manual in 659 AD. All parts of the plant (root, leaf, flower) can be used and have similar effects on the liver and urinary tract. […]