Warm, Spicy Aroma of Cinnamon

The warm, spicy aroma of cinnamon wafting from baked goods and hot apple cider is one of the first and welcome signs of autumn. An ancient and beloved spice, we have long valued cinnamon to enliven cuisine, create exotic perfumes, and as a staple spice rack remedy. Though many species of cinnamon exist, the most … Continue reading Warm, Spicy Aroma of Cinnamon

Back to School Sale for all Herbalism Courses!

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!

Back to School; Finding Your Herbal Path

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

Best Herbal Iced Teas for Summer

PRO TIPS FOR MAKING ICED TEA: Brew your iced tea a little stronger than you would if you were going to enjoy it hot since the ice will water down the tea infusion and its flavor. Some heat is required for the initial brewing, and this can be done either on the stovetop or as … Continue reading Best Herbal Iced Teas for Summer

Plant Medicine: CBD

Depending on where you live, you may have started to see "CBD" products - capsules, tinctures, salves - pop up in your natural food stores or even at the supermarket. And if you're "canna-curious," you may have questions about the health benefits of this non-psychotropic medicinal as well as its different forms and delivery methods. … Continue reading Plant Medicine: CBD

A Forest Grown Future for Pennsylvania’s Precious Ginseng

In Pennsylvania’s lush, green Appalachian foothills, our North American ginseng thrives. It’s here in these undulating woodlands that Randy has tended our certified organic and forest grown ginseng for more than 30 years.   “There are very few people who are cultivating the plant in its wild habitat,” said Jennifer, Mountain Rose Herbs’ Chief Operations Officer. “It’s a … Continue reading A Forest Grown Future for Pennsylvania’s Precious Ginseng

Summer Wellbeing: Summer, The Season of Becoming

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

The Enchanting Hellebore

Latin Name Pronunciation: hel-eh-bor'us These evergreen plants bring an architectural quality to the shady garden. Most bloom in early winter in mild climates and in late winter or very early spring where the ground freezes hard. Resistant to both deer and voles, they are long-lived and provide exquisite blooms at a time when flowers are a scarce delight. … Continue reading The Enchanting Hellebore

The Magic of Chamomile

German Chamomile - Matricaria chamomilla Roman Chamomile - Anthemis nobilis The chamomile herb is another well-known plant, used in making effective herbal remedies for the treatment of a variety of illnesses. The herb has a great relaxant action on the nervous system and the digestive system. The herbal remedies made from this plant are considered … Continue reading The Magic of Chamomile

Summer Solstice Celebration Oil – Wylde and Green

The Summer Solstice, or Litha as it is known in the old Celtic calendar, is only a few days away now. The single day of the year of the when the light lasts longest and I want to put it in my pocke… Source: Summer Solstice Celebration Oil – Wylde and Green