Give a Gift to Support Your Freedom to Practice as a Herbalist

Dear Green Friend, Did you know that even in this age of 'modern medical wonders’ it is still illegal to practice herbalism in most of the states in America?  We are one of the few countries in the world where it's illegal to practice one of the world’s oldest (and safest) healing arts. With the … Continue reading Give a Gift to Support Your Freedom to Practice as a Herbalist

The Business of Herbalism

Botanical medicine, the art, and science of collecting, preparing, and utilizing plants for healing, is one of the oldest healing methods in human history. The World Health Organization estimates that 80 percent of the world's population presently uses herbal medicine for some aspect of primary healthcare. There is a wide range, however, in what is … Continue reading The Business of Herbalism

Just What Exactly Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, an ancient Indian stream of medicine, is basically a Sanskrit term that has been drawn from two roots - ‘Ayus' denoting life and ‘vid' meaning knowledge. In effect, life or ‘Ayus' manifests an amalgamation of the body, the mind, the sense organs as well as the soul. It may be noted here that the … Continue reading Just What Exactly Is Ayurveda?

Water Lilies

Water lilies – or Nymphaea, are considered by many to be the jewels of the pond. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they also serve an important purpose in the pond, mainly in aiding its ecosystem. Water lilies spread across the water‘s surface, filling it with color and vibrancy all the while keeping the … Continue reading Water Lilies

Hawthorn 101

During the month of February, when all marketing seems to center on triumphs of the heart, it’s important to remember that not every heart is celebrating Valentine’s Day; many hearts need physical and emotional nurturing. That’s when we herbalists love to sing the praises of hawthorn, one of the nature’s resilient trees and Western herbalism’s … Continue reading Hawthorn 101

Ginger: The Herb To Become Acquainted With For 2018.

Ginger's Quality: The quality of the original rhizome must be the primary concern for the person using supplements of ginger in their diet. At the same time, the ginger herb is a valuable supplement in a variety of supplemental forms. At the same time, the value of the rhizome and the supplemental quality will be … Continue reading Ginger: The Herb To Become Acquainted With For 2018.

How to Learn Homeopathy – Materia Medica

"Materia media" are Latin words that mean "materials of medicine," that is, the various medicines used in homeopathy from the plant, mineral, animal, or chemical kingdoms.  Homeopathic medicines are listed in Latin so that homeopaths (and patients) can be precise with the exact source of the medicinal substance.   There are hundreds of homeopathic materia … Continue reading How to Learn Homeopathy – Materia Medica

Medicinal Herbs: Wood Betony

Stachys Officinalis Also, Known As: Betony Lousewort Purple Betony Wood Betony The herb known as the wood betony is commonly considered to be the most important among the Anglo-Saxon herbs. There are at least twenty-nine uses of the wood betony in the treatment of physical diseases. At one time, the wood betony was probably also … Continue reading Medicinal Herbs: Wood Betony

Mouse-ear {Hieracium pilosella syn. Pilosella officinarum}

Also, Known As: Felon Herb Hawkweed Mouse-ear Pilosella Mouse-ear (botanical name Hieracium pilosella) is a perennially plant that grows up to a height of anything between three and 15 inches. Mouse-ear is a creeping herb that usually grows like a carpet on crawling runners, every one of which takes the form of a basal rosette … Continue reading Mouse-ear {Hieracium pilosella syn. Pilosella officinarum}

Medicinal Herbs: Arnica

Arnica {Arnica montana} Arnica has been an important topical healing herb since the 15th century. It is a member of the large and varied Asteraceae, or Composite family, along with sunflowers, daisies, lettuce, and chicory. This perennial herb originated in the mountains of Europe and Siberia and is now widely cultivated in North America. The … Continue reading Medicinal Herbs: Arnica