Remedies for the Golden Years: Digestive Health

By |March 10th, 2018|

Digestion impacts every other function in the body. You’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat,” but in terms of health, you are what you eat, digest, and absorb!

With aging often comes digestive complaints. As we age, our bodies reduce production of important digestive juices (hydrochloric acid or HCl), limiting our ability to […]

Five Immune-Supporting Herbs And Spices For Late Winter

By |March 1st, 2018|

There are morning routines, evening routines, and a hundred other healthy habits we’re “supposed” to fit into each day.

You know herbs are good for you, but sometimes it feels like one more thing to fit into your day. You have to buy them, prepare them, take them. It can feel overwhelming, so we forego […]

The Magic of Gotu Kola

By |January 30th, 2018|

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), also called Pennywort, is a tender green herb commonly eaten in its native lands of Southern India and Southeast Asia; the fresh juice of this succulent leaf is also frequently consumed. This plant has a long history of use within many healing cultures including Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and […]

Milky Oats

By |December 29th, 2017|

Avena sativa, otherwise known as the “common oat,” is the same plant that provides us with oatmeal, but the fresh version of this herb is quite different. In the young, green, “milky” stage when the immature oat seed is fresh and moist, the plant offers a unique quality as a trophorestorative — an excellent tonic/food for […]

Herbs & Spices for the Golden Years

By |December 6th, 2017|

Aging is inevitable. It seems we’re all searching for that magic pill that will turn back the clock. While nothing can replace a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management (and good genes!), herbs can provide tonic support for many common complaints associated with aging.
In a 2014 poll, two-thirds of people over 50 reported […]

The Benefits of Baptisia

By |November 27th, 2017|

Baptisia tinctoria is sometimes known as yellow wild indigo or false indigo. The Latin name for the genus derives from the Greek word bapto, to dye or color, as it was a well-known dye plant in antiquity, though inferior to true indigo. The species name tinctora also indicates its common use in coloring and tinting.
It is […]