Plants are the foundation of our modern medical system. It may sound like a stretch, but many of the most commonly-recommended and prescribed medications of our day came about because of the study of plants and their compounds - morphine and poppy, aspirin and white willow, menthol, and mint. While we’ve strayed from this model … Continue reading A New Year, A New You, Want To Become An Herbalist?
Stand beneath a blooming linden tree, and chances are you will slowly become aware of an almost unbelievable event taking place. The tree will be so alive with the hum and buzz of happy honeybees so absorbed in their harvest, they may very well bounce right off of you! An 80-year-old tree near my home presents a … Continue reading Making Homemade Herbal Lozenges with Linden
"I encourage everybody to make a little jar of something yourself because you will feel so good about doing it." It's the way it's supposed to be. I believe we are meant to make and grow our own food, make our own medicine and nourish ourselves with what we have around us. It's so much … Continue reading The Making Of A Herbalist
Fall is a tricky little season, filled with transformation and mixed emotions. Some detest the summer's end, bemoaning the shorter and colder days ahead; others look forward to the start of autumn, done with hot, sticky days and gleefully awaiting the turning of the leaves or that first snowfall. Whether you love autumn or hate … Continue reading Back to School Sale for all Herbalism Courses!
Looking for a career in the burgeoning and rewarding field of herbs? Start by finding the right educational program to suit your individual needs and goals. By some estimates, 70 percent of Americans are not fully satisfied with their current jobs, and this lack of contentment impacts not only the workplace but also our personal … Continue reading Back to School; Finding Your Herbal Path
Summer has arrived, filled with a joyful abundance of all the sweetest of things. It makes me want to run barefoot and wild, as I listen to the sounds of the forest: the chirping birds and crickets, the rush of leaves when a gentle breeze comes to play. I fill my lungs as long and … Continue reading Summer Wellbeing: Summer, The Season of Becoming
Do you have a fairy godmother? Someone who appears all of a sudden over & over just when you need her most. Well I never thought a magical woman with kindness, good tidings & the wisdom of a fairy godmother would manifest in my life, but it seems one has. It is an honor to have been found and supported by this amazing woman who is a natural born herbalist and has all the knowledge and credentials to make me feel that there is not enough of my lifetime left to catch up to her wisdom. Yet, she has chosen to be a guide, an advocate & a friend to me from miles and miles away. I have never met her face to face, but hopefully someday I can. Luckily, the internet and its ways of connecting us through the various social media outlets, especially blogging, have led me to…
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All of us want to live happy, fulfilling, and creative lives. How can we achieve this goal? Undoubtedly, creating and maintaining good health is key. Most importantly, we need to pay attention to what is unfolding in and around us. This means regular internal "check-ins" to determine what we need - rest, nutrients, emotional and … Continue reading Kick Off 2019 With A Health-Minded Resolution!
Perhaps you have been thinking about making your own herbal medicine, but you have questions. Isn’t it dangerous? Do you need lots of sophisticated equipment? And what about training? You need to be highly skilled to make your own medicines – right? Actually, making safe and effective herbal medicines at home is an ancient tradition … Continue reading MAKING YOUR OWN HERBAL MEDICINE
Soothe injuries and boost your immune system with these simple, plant-based recipes for trauma oil, Saint John’s wort oil, black elderberry syrup, herbal lip balm, and more. How to Make Infused Herbal Oils Herbal oils are convenient and easy to use. These are made by extracting ground-up herbs with organic olive oil. You can apply … Continue reading How to Make Easy Herbal Oils, Salves, and Syrups