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Nourishing Nettles: Medicinal Zing, Worth the Sting! allergies blood pressure foraging harvesting herbalism herbs histamine hormone inflammation nettles nourishing recipe skin conditions spring stinging nettle sustainable tea women Apr 22, 2021

You guys, it's Springtime! I don't know about you, but this makes me so excited beyond belief that I can't even express the amounts of joy. I feel like I get to go out for my walks and not only is the beautiful sun shining down on me, but I'm seeing all of my favorite plant friends begin to...

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Making Pain Relieving, Antimicrobial, First Aid Plant Medicine With Cottonwood Buds antimicrobial cottonwood cottonwood bud oil first aid healing honey recipe respiratory herbs tincture Mar 18, 2021

Are you one of those people that absolutely hate Cottonwood trees in the springtime because you get all sniffly and watery eyes and stuffy? Well, I got some news for you. Cottonwood is actually amazing medicine. I am going teach you how you can find them and use them to ease inflammation for body...

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Using Warming Herbs To Get Through A Winter Snow Storm black pepper cayenne chilies cinnamon cloves cumin curry ginger golden milk herbs mustard soup turmeric warming Feb 23, 2021

It doesn't matter where you live this week, chances are you have been experiencing some snow, perhaps even a blizzard and (hopefully) tons of winter fun! With that, a lot of folks all across the nation have sadly been out of power, some for many days, which can be fun at first, but quickly loses...

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Licorice Root: the Sweeter Side of Gut Health anti-inflammatory demulcent digestion digestive health gut health herbal remedies inflammation leaky gut licorice licorice root mucilaginous Feb 16, 2021

Today we're gonna chat all about licorice. No, not Twizzlers. Nor Red Vines.

Licorice Root is our star today, and good for our bodies in so many ways. Glycyrrhiza glabra is the Latin name of this particular plant. The “Glycyrrhiza" part of the name actually means "sweet root" and glabra...

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How Stress Can Lower Your Immune System adaptogen ashwagandha holy basil immune health immunity licorice stress tulsi Jan 21, 2021

It’s no big secret that chronic stress weakens the immune system. And, as we head into cold and flu season, coming to the end of a year that’s been immensely stressful for the entire world, and also heading into the most stressful, errr uhhh, “wonderful time of the year!", I...

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Culinary Herbs: The Medicinal Side of the Sweets in Your Holiday Treats cardamom cinnamon cloves cooking culinary ginger herbs holiday peppermint Jan 21, 2021

It's holiday cooking time! Which means, it's time to talk about the sweeter side of the holidays and dive into some of the medicinal herbs and spices used for pies, cookies and whatnot during this season of feasting!

A lot of these herbs are hot & spicy, and not necessarily sweet on their...

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Beyond Elderberry! Legend and Lore of the Elder Shrubbery elder elder flower elder shrub elderberry elderberry syrup folklore Jan 20, 2021

Elegant Elder, It’s everywhere you want to be! 

Elderberry syrup is all the rage these days, and with cold and flu season, plus a global pandemic, with cases back on the rise, it’s no wonder why! This stuff is a powerhouse when it comes to boosting your immune system, and...

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How Adaptogenic Herbs Can Get You through Stressful Times adaptogen ashwagandha herbs holy basil reishi respiratory herbs stress tulsi Jan 20, 2021

It’s no secret that life has been mighty tough for the majority of humans these days. From a pandemic, to outrageous acts of systemic racism, and political upheaval, and the inability to see those you love, or even get a simple hug. Times have been downright hard!

Whether these times have...

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3 Herbs for Inflammation of the Gut anti-inflammatory chamomile digestion digestive health gerd gut health herbs leaky gut marshmallow meadowsweet Jan 20, 2021

We all hear about it. Gut health is so important. It’s essential to healthy immune function, emotional well-being, and our overall vitality.

Inflammation is in all things with gut issues whether you’re talking about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)...

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Herbs to Rev Your Digestive Fire! black pepper bloating cardamom cinnamon constipation digestion digestive health garlic gassiness ginger gut health herbs horseradish indigestion leaky gut Jan 19, 2021

Why warm digestion? Well, one, it’s winter, and it’s cold! If you’re someone who is always piling on the scarves and sweaters and your fingers and toes are cold, you may want to consider these herbs that can help warm your digestion. 

To ensure healthy and optimal...

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Using Bitter Herbs for Better Gut Health appetite bitter chamomile dandelion digestion gastrin gastrointestinal gentian gut health herbs hormone wormwood Jan 04, 2021

Gut health is super important - today and every day. As we all know by now, your gut health is directly connected to the health of your brain, immune system, and overall health. The great news is that there are herbs that can help you keep your digestive system in tip top shape. Of course, there...

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Four Steps To A Balanced, Healthy & Happy Gut allergens bacteria digestion enzymes fermented foods flora gut health leaky gut pathogens probiotics repair stress Dec 21, 2020

If you have been feeling funky and haven’t focused on your gut health yet, maybe our suggestions for lifestyle changes could help! Healing the gut can seem like a huge undertaking but like all things, there are many ways to approaching it. One of the methods Mountain Mel’s recognizes...

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