Tag: Women

The Wonders of Mugwort {Artemisia vulgaris}

Also, Known As: Cingulum Sancti Johannis Mugwort St. John’s Plant The mugwort is a shrubby perennial, with dark green deeply indented leaves and with several clusters of small reddish or yellow flower heads. The herb can grow up to three ft, or one m…

Medicinal Herb: Partridgeberry

My botany professors first introduced me to partridgeberry, and with excitement, I recognized the scientific name as a medicinal from one of my herbal books. This was back in the late 70’s when the modern herbal literature was scanty, computers were not in my…

Medicinal Herb: Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva ursi or Arbutus uva ursi Also, Known As: Arberry Bearberry Bear’s-grape Crowberry Foxberry Hog Cranberry Kinnikinnick Mealberry Mountain Box Mountain Cranberry Red Bearberry Sagackhomi Sandberry Upland Cranberry Uva Ursi The uva ursi herb, which is more commonly known as the bearberry is…

Study Finds Seamstresses Possess Stereoscopic Superpowers.

Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3-D vision Haute couture can be credited for enhancing more than catwalks and red carpets. New research from the University of California, Berkeley suggests that the 3D or “stereoscopic” vision of dressmakers is as sharp as their needles. Stereoscopic…

Essential Oils and Menopause

Women going through menopause commonly experience a range of symptoms as their hormones shift and their fertility declines. Some medications, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT), can help. However, HRT has been linked to some forms of cancer, and many women are concerned about the…

What Is Candida?

Candida is a type of fungus (or, more specifically–yeast) that can cause fungal infections like candidiasis, candidemia, and oral thrush. Dozens of species of Candida are known to affect humans and Candida albicans is the most common. When the immune system functions normally, Candida is kept…

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…

What to Do In a Mental Health Emergency

Many people are confused about what to do in the face of a mental health emergency. What constitutes a mental health emergency? As with any medical emergency, a mental health emergency can be life threatening. Most of the time mental health emergencies are those…

Grandmother Moon Teachings ~ May Flower Moon

May Flower Moon Is where all plants display their Spirit sides for all the world to see. This life giving energy is one of the most powerful healing medicines on Mother Earth. During this moon, we are encouraged to explore our Spiritual essences. Grandmother…

Allies In A Stressed Filled World

Life sometimes seems to throw a lot at us. From an unexpected illness to political uncertainty, tension and anxiety can accumulate quickly. And whether temporary or ongoing, too many stressors can eventually send us into a tailspin. When we feel overwhelmed, our minds race…

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