Herbs for Body, Mind and Spirit in Challenging Times

By |April 1st, 2020|

In light of our new shared reality, it felt appropriate to shift the Herb of the Month blog to feature many useful herbs, rather than just one. Many suppliers are low on herbs so it can be helpful to have a list of herbs on hand to use as alternatives. We can all use […]

The Many Wonders Of Astragalus

By |March 6th, 2020|

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) has been used for thousands of years in Chinese Medicine and is widely believed to restore health on all levels – mental, physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual. A. membranaceus is known as Huang Qi in China, which means “yellow leader,” referring to the root’s yellow color and its long-standing elite classification […]

Cacao: Food Of The Gods

By |February 2nd, 2020|

The scientific name for cacao, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods” (from the Greek “theo,” meaning god, and “broma,” meaning food). The cacao tree, also called Madre Cacao, was a significant plant to the Maya, Aztec, and Olmec people. The Maya gathered once a year to give thanks to their Cacao God Ek […]

An Introduction to Energetics

By |January 27th, 2020|

The term Energetics can seem like a difficult and confusing concept. We tend to overthink it. Basically, in herbalism, energetics is the answer to the question, “How are you feeling?” And to peel back the “How are you feeling?” question another layer: “What are you feeling in your body?”

Additional questions might include:

*Are you experiencing […]

Angelica

By |January 2nd, 2020|

As the legend goes, angelica was revealed to a fourteenth-century monk by the Archangel Michael as a plant that could help ward off the plague. This legend inspired the plant’s botanical name, Angelica archangelica. Angelica has been celebrated for many centuries for its multitude of uses.
Angelica is a pleasantly aromatic herb that sets […]

Elecampane Will the Spirit Sustain

By |December 2nd, 2019|

There’s an old Latin phrase “Enula campana reddit praecordia sana” which means “Elecampane will the spirits sustain,” which is understood to refer to the plant’s gently warming and restorative tonic properties. Botanist Sir John Hill wrote that “hardly any plant has more virtues.” For many cold, stuck conditions creating excess of waste or moisture, […]