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 →

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 →

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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