Herbal Tincture: Echinacea; A True ‘Elder’ Herb…

Just as you can make a tea and extract your herb's medicinal constituents with hot water, you can do the same with a cool liquid - alcohol. You can grind and soak your fresh or dried herbs in an alcoholic liquid or solvent {such as Vodka}, then strain out the herbs. The resulting liquid is … Continue reading Herbal Tincture: Echinacea; A True ‘Elder’ Herb…

When Cold and Flu Season Arrives

These two recipes are prepared as teas but are not taken in your teacup - they help with the discomfort of flu season in other ways. Winter Inhalation This traditional herbal steam helps open your sinuses, discourages bacterial and viral growth, and reduces pain and inflammation. Remember to stay a comfortable distance from the steaming … Continue reading When Cold and Flu Season Arrives

Root Medicine: A Herbalist’s Guide to Digging Roots

Fall is harvest time, not only for winter storage crops like beets and carrots but for all those beautiful medicinal plants we have been watching flower and grow for many months now. Harvest provides a sense of the changing seasons and a chance to prepare our medicine cabinet for the year to come. It’s a special practice to take note … Continue reading Root Medicine: A Herbalist’s Guide to Digging Roots

Herbs To Have In Your Medicine Cabinet This Fall

It’s the time of year, where more often than not we are turning to our medicine cupboard to support our bodies and our families. An abundance of tea herbs, honey, and lemon, fresh herbs like ginger, turmeric, cayenne, and garlic are all great to have on hand throughout the winter. A few herbal tinctures also … Continue reading Herbs To Have In Your Medicine Cabinet This Fall

Flowers That Heal

Garden flowers offer us more than their beautiful colors and smell; many contain healing properties that have been used for thousands of years. As we begin planning our gardens, we reflect on the relationship between the plants to which we tend and our own bodies. — Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. We often conceive of flowers … Continue reading Flowers That Heal

Let’s Create Some Herbal Remedies – When Cold and Flu Season Arrives.

These two recipes are prepared as teas but are not taken in your tea cup - they help with the discomfort of flu season in other ways. Winter Inhalation This traditional herbal steam helps open your sinuses, discourages bacterial and viral growth, and reduces pain and inflammation. Remember to stay a comfortable distance from the … Continue reading Let’s Create Some Herbal Remedies – When Cold and Flu Season Arrives.

Let’s Create Some Herbal Remedies – Our Favorite Recipes Using Herbal Teas.

Three-Seed Tummy Tea This delicious tea is a favorite for preventing gas after meals. You'll notice that it's a light decoction followed by an infusion because of the plant parts that are included. This recipe can be made with either fresh or dried herbs; you can use a mixture, if you have some of both. … Continue reading Let’s Create Some Herbal Remedies – Our Favorite Recipes Using Herbal Teas.