Like a lot of herbalists, I think about how to help everyone incorporate herbs into their life without it feeling like “taking medicine” and without it being something we have to remember to do. Even as an herbalist, I’ll find myself forgetting to take all the different herbs I’d like to take in a […]
The days are growing longer and it’s time to get back outside and get active. It’s easy to understand how what you eat and drink can impact your body’s performance, but did you know that you can optimize your active lifestyle with certain herbs as well?
Herbs can support a healthy inflammatory response, improve stamina, […]
The crocuses and dandelions are popping out of the ground, and the days are getting longer. After a season spent mostly indoors, our bodies yearn for sunlight, movement, and fresh food. Spring is an ideal time to give your body a reboot by optimizing liver health and detoxification.
A great way to enhance your body’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]