Almost Heaven…Road Trip!

Hello again!  I know I've been away from the blog for a while, but rest assured that I have been keeping busy - learning, doing, and spending quality time in nature!  It's such a wonderful time of year, and I am like a kid in a candy store, stopping for every plant, wanting to see... Continue Reading →

My 2018 Herb Garden

I finally started sowing my seeds!  So many seeds, so little space!  I ordered the Lifeline Medicinal Herb Garden through Mountain Rose Herbs and didn't realize until it arrived that I might've gone a little overboard.  There are 18 different kinds of seeds in the kit, plus all of the other things we already planned... Continue Reading →

All About Reishi Mushrooms

  It was only a matter of time before I came across medicinal mushrooms and fungi on my herbal journey.  I've always loved eating mushrooms and learning to forage for them has been on my bucket list for some time, but I've never really studied their medicinal uses.  Of course, as I learn more, I... Continue Reading →

Winter Skin Salve with Flower Power

One of the best things about learning herbalism is experimenting with various recipes and ingredients.  I'm always blending, brewing, or infusing something, and it's fun being the mad scientist.  Of course, not every experiment turns out as planned, but I seem to have a decent success rate.  There isn't really any other way to develop... Continue Reading →

Free Fire Cider!

Just yesterday, I made my first ever batch of a traditional remedy known as Fire Cider.  Fire Cider is raw apple cider vinegar infused with garlic, ginger, horseradish, onion, and cayenne peppers over several weeks.  You can also add almost any other herbs to the mixture, to tailor it to your own needs and preferences. ... Continue Reading →

The Appeal of Herbalism

For thousands of years, humans have utilized nature's resources for the treatment of a variety of ailments.  As we progressed in scientific thought and knowledge, we began to focus primarily on treatment of disease, rather than prevention of disease or maintaining wellness.  Modern medicine was born.  The medical and pharmaceutical industries are what we tend... Continue Reading →

Herbs for Stress and Anxiety part 3

For the last post in this series, I'm focusing on three herbs commonly used for their calming effects on the mind and body.  Passionflower, Skullcap, and Lemon balm have all been used as natural remedies for stress, anxiety, and insomnia for centuries and have similar effects, with a few notable strengths and differences.  They can... Continue Reading →

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