We use the terms “wildcrafted” and “wild-harvested” when describing products. Specifically, this term refers to the aromatics – the essential oil scent blends that transport you to another place, another time and bring the mountains into your home. Wildcrafting is not some trendy thing. In fact, humans have been wildcrafting since we could walk. The … Continue reading WILDCRAFTING: GETTING TO THE ROOT OF OUR ETHOS
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 of fats. Yellow dock root can stimulate a bowel movement to help remove lingering … Continue reading What Are the Benefits of Yellow Dock Root?
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 used to make a herbal remedy known simply as the burdock. … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: What Is Burdock?
Burdock root is a medicinal herb and food that has powerful anti-tumor, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties. Burdock root is one of the top recommended herbal remedies for cancer due to the belief that it can stop cancer cells from metastasizing and it is one of the star ingredients of the famous natural cancer remedy … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: What Is Burdock Root?
Fall is harvest time, not only for winter storage crops like beets and carrots but for all those beautiful medicinal plants we have been watching flower and grow for many months now. Harvest provides a sense of the changing seasons and a chance to prepare our medicine cabinet for the year to come. It’s a special practice to take note … Continue reading Root Medicine: A Herbalist’s Guide to Digging Roots
Ready or not, fall is here and winter is fast approaching. Daylight is beginning to dwindle in the northern hemisphere and there is an accompanying nip in the air. Hopefully, you’ve had the opportunity to burn brightly alongside the carefree summer sun for the past few months and are ready to begin slowing down. Making … Continue reading A Herbalist’s Guide to a Healthy Fall and Winter
Incense in Wicca, paganism, witchcraft, and the occult is extremely popular for good reason. The smoke from incense can infuse with your own energies while you are working rituals and spells enhancing the effects and potency. The scent of incense also can lure one into a deeper meditative state because depending on the ingredients used … Continue reading How To Make Incense 101