Tag Archives: Medicinal

Manzanita Tree Medicine

Originally posted on Elder Mountain Dreaming:
Arctostaphylos Manzanita is in the family of the Ericaceae. Various names are Greenleaf manzanita; Big berry plant (Navajo); Big Manzanita, Mariposa Manzanita, Whiteleaf Manzanita; Madroño Borracho, Pinguica. They grow along in California, Nevada and Oregon up to the west slopes of the Sierras into the Great Basin and Rocky Mountains. In some areas they are…

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Fall Foods & Spices ~ Spices

Our autumn foods and seasonal spices are delicious, time – honored traditions. Full of nourishing vitamins and minerals, they also contain some savory and surprising returns on health. Cinnamon {Cinnamomum spp.} As autumn nears, it’s hard not to get excited about cinnamon. One of the most beloved spices, its sweet, warm aroma and a fiery mosaic of tastes delight the

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Medicinal Motherwort

My first experience with motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) was enough to make me a life-long believer of this plant’s supportive actions. I was going through a particularly stressful period of time. I mentioned my symptoms to a herbalist friend, who suggested I try motherwort. The following day, I did just that. I diluted 2 dropper fulls of motherwort tincture in a

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Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.

Distillates and Hydrosols: The aromatic liquids that remain after essential oils have been distilled from plants. We use distillates in herbal preparations, in spritzers as a skin freshener, and if we are sure of the source {if we make them ourselves or know the maker}, in culinary recipes and beverages. If the distillate is made with a non-culinary herb-for instance,

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