Late-Summer Foods for Digestive Health and Immunity

By |August 25th, 2016|

In Chinese Medicine, late summer relates to the earth element and serves as a turning point from the hot, active summer season to the cooler, calming energy of fall. By taking care of our digestion and immunity now, we will stay healthier during the colder months.

Late summer is the ideal time to heal the […]

Eating Ice Cream: An Ayurvedic Perspective

By |August 15th, 2016|

Yes, August is here and that means it’s Ice Cream Season! In Vermont, the cremee stands are jam-packed with people patiently waiting for maple soft-serve. It’s cool, creamy, and delicious — who can pass that up? However, for many, eating ice cream can create sad and uncomfortable consequences, including gas, bloating, and digestive distress. […]

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    An Interview With Paula Grainger Smith, The English Herbalist

An Interview With Paula Grainger Smith, The English Herbalist

By |August 8th, 2016|

Hi Paula, it looks like you have traveled the long-and-winding road from England to Santa Cruz (one of our favorite places!). Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Looking back, I can trace my love of plants to childhood. My mother and grandmother were keen gardeners who grew many vegetables, flowers, and herbs as […]

Summer Lovin’ Iced Herb Tea

By |July 23rd, 2016|

Nothing beats a tall jug of iced herb tea on a sunny summer’s afternoon — except, perhaps, a deliciously chilled caffeine-free herbal infusion which captures the sparkling flavors of fresh herbs and flowers picked from your garden.

This recipe is the first in a series of summer herb tea ideas and is adapted from my […]

WishGarden Brand Ambassador Of The Month: Julie Walsh

By |July 19th, 2016|

Hi Julie, can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got involved with natural products?
I’ve now spent more than half my life in NYC – and I love the magic and energy of this city. I spent the first half of my life in a small town, though, so I’ve experienced […]

Marshmallow: The Healing Power of Slime

By |July 6th, 2016|

Those super sweet treats that we all associate with hot chocolate and campfires got their name from the plant they were originally made from – marshmallow. Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) is a tall perennial plant with pink flowers that is native to Africa but now found growing in other parts of the world. Its roots […]