Tag: Herbs

Herbs of the Moon

The vibrational impact of the Moon not only affects the tides within our ocean, it also greatly affects the tides of our blood, our subconscious, our emotions, and intuition. The plants associated to the Moon act principally on all the major fluids of the body…

THE ASTROLOGY OF HERBS; Herbs of the Sun

HERBS & PLANETS Like humans, herbs have complex personalities. They grow and develop under cosmological influences just as much as we do, they favor and thrive in certain environments, they have a nervous system and feel as much (and more!) as we do. And,…

WHY A DECOCTION TINCTURE?

If you have dabbled in making your own medicinal herbal remedies, chances are you have likely entered the world of tinctures. Those little dropper bottles of herbs you see in the natural food store rely on alcohol to pull key constituents from plants, and…

What Are the Benefits of Yellow Dock Root?

Traditionally, yellow dock root has been thought to be a blood purifier and general detoxifier, especially for the liver. The herb, properly known as Rumex Crispus, supports detoxification from a few angles. First off, yellow dock root stimulates bile production, which helps digestion, particularly…

Spring Cleaning with Cleavers

Cleavers (Galium aparine).  The name (Galium) is derived from gala which is Greek for ‘milk’ (cleavers was used to curdle milk for cheese) and the species name ‘aparine‘ comes from the Greek word apara meaning ‘to seize’.   Also known as Bedstraw because it was used to stuff…

Indefinitely Wild Series: Skullcap {Scutellaria lateriflora}

Also, Known As: Blue Pimpernel Blue Skullcap Helmet Flower Hoodwort Mad Dog Madweed Skullcap Virginia Skullcap Skullcap is a herb that grows uncultivated in the marshy lands of Canada as well as in the northern and eastern parts of the United States. The herb…

Indefinitely Wild Series: What Is Burdock?

Arctium lappa Also, Known As: Bardana Beggar’s Buttons Bur Burdock Burdock Burrs Burrs Burr Seed Cockle Buttons Grass Burdock Great Burdock Hardock Hareburr Hurrburr Lappa Lappa Minor Niu Bang Personata Thorny Burr Turkey Burrseed The dried root of the burdock species of plants is…

Lover’s Truffles & Herbs for the Heart Space – Traditional Medicinals

We can use herbs to support our hearts, both physically and spiritually through medicinal formulas and self-care rituals. Source: Lover’s Truffles & Herbs for the Heart Space – Traditional Medicinals

Herbalist Library: Historical References

Our ancestors cultivated a deep, rooted relationship with plants; they harvested plants in a ceremony, made herbal medicines with intention, and passed along traditional plant knowledge to help future generations maintain wellness. In many cultures, this information was shared orally, through stories or an…

Herb Lore: (Herbalism)

Hippocrates – ” Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” For the purpose of this article, herbs are loosely referred to as the category of edible plants which can also be used for Medicinal, Spiritual or Magical purposes. It seems that…

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,…

Our Winter Herbal Kitchen {part 1}

In this upcoming winter season when we don’t have the fresh herbs handy, like our foremothers, we rely on herbs that we have preserved for the winter. I drink nettle infusion almost every day, covering a cup of the dried herb with a quart…

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