Tag Archives: Native American

Indefinitely Wild Series: White Sage {Salvia apiana}

Also, Known As: Bee Sage Sacred Sage White Ceremonial Sage White Sage Salvia apiana or white sage is a perennially growing evergreen shrub that is indigenous to the southwestern regions of the United States and the adjoining north-western areas of Mexico. This herb is mostly found growing in the wild in the scrub habitat in the coastal regions of Baja

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Herbal Tincture: Echinacea; A True ‘Elder’ Herb…

Just as you can make a tea and extract your herb’s medicinal constituents with hot water, you can do the same with a cool liquid – alcohol. You can grind and soak your fresh or dried herbs in an alcoholic liquid or solvent {such as Vodka}, then strain out the herbs. The resulting liquid is called a tincture. Alcohol is

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Medicinal Herb: Desert Lavender

Hyptis emoryi FLOWERS Violet up to 1 inch wide and in clusters. DESCRIPTION Medium to tall, cold tender, perennial shrub, found in the southwestern United States of Arizona, Nevada, California, and northwestern Mexico in Sonora and Baja California. HABITAT Dry washes, and on rocky slopes, up to 3000 feet in elevation. It is evergreen or cold deciduous, depending upon its

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Animal Totem: Spirit of Coyote

SPIRIT OF COYOTE Role: Trickster Lesson: Trust & Seeing through Illusion Element: Fire/Air Wind: South Recalling the Child Within Medicine: Shapeshifting  Wisdom & Folly. Guile & Innocence. Stealth. Ability to Laugh at one’s Self. Hidden Lessons. Intelligence. Childlike Trust. Song of Life. Trickster. Shapeshifting. Teaching the Importance of Fun & Play. A cry fills the night the haunting sound, a familiar

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