Passionflower

By |June 3rd, 2020|

There are over 400 Passiflora species. Passiflora incarnata is the most common species found in herbal products, and the one we’ll focus on in this blog. Common names for passionflower include maypop, purple passionflower, true passionflower, Holy-Trinity flower, molly-pop, pop-apple, water lemon and apricot vine.
The dried or fresh leaves, flowers and vines are used […]

Motherwort: A Mother’s Lion-Hearted Love

By |May 1st, 2020|

There couldn’t be a more perfect herb to talk about just before Mother’s Day than motherwort. The latin name for motherwort is Leonurus cardiaca, or the lion-hearted one. It’s said that when you take motherwort, you are protected by her lion’s heart and you can relax into her embrace. Her energy is that of […]

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 […]