Manzanita Tree Medicine

Our Favorite Recipes Using Herbal Teas

Three-Seed Tummy Tea This delicious tea is a favorite for preventing gas after meals. You'll notice that it's a light decoction followed by an infusion because of the plant parts that are included. This recipe can be made with either fresh or dried herbs; you can use a mixture if you have some of both. … Continue reading Our Favorite Recipes Using Herbal Teas

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 … Continue reading Fall Foods & Spices ~ Spices

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 … Continue reading Medicinal Motherwort

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 … Continue reading Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.