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In-depth, seasonal, and herb-specific articles for seasoned and budding herbalists. 

New Year, New You, New Gut! beet black pepper cabbage carrot digestion fennel garlic ginger gut health herbs recipe sauerkraut turmeric Dec 21, 2020

Did you know that the key to that new you, lies in the health of your gut? While we’re not huge fans of New Year's Resolutions, as they seem so temporary and often fail, we are HUGE fans of a lifestyle change. After all, that’s pretty much the only way a long lasting positive impact...

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Improve Respiratory Health With These 5 Herbs cold cough elecampane health herbal remedies lung lungwort marshmallow mucus mullein respiratory respiratory herbs thyme Dec 16, 2020

"When we draw on a breath, we share that air with all other human beings and all other life on our planet. The respiration, our "oneness with trees becomes a manifest fact and our communion with the oceans has immediate impact. The reality of the planetary whole reveals itself with implications...

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Immune Stimulant Herbs, Antivirals, Antibacterials: What The Heck Are They & When Do I Need Them antibacterial antiviral astragalus cold and flu echinacea elder elderberry garlic ginger herbs honey immune usnea Dec 09, 2020

As we are in the midst of cold and flu season, I figured we'd do a quick little overview of what antiviral and antimicrobial herbs are, what they can do for you and your body and how it's really nice to be able to use plants as medicine instead of relying consistently on harsh pharmaceuticals and...

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Culinary Herbs: Savory Medicine Already in Your Pantry black pepper cayenne culinary herbs oregano rosemary sage thyme Dec 08, 2020

Today I am thinking about culinary herbs and man, oh man, did I get hungry writing this blog post! I know we're all about to begin feasting as much as possible, and there is a lot of medicine going into the food and traditional dishes that are made around this time a year. So, I figured we'd...

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Herbs to Boost Your Immune System, Some of My Favs! astragalus cold and flu echinacea elder flower elder shrub elderberry elderberry syrup garlic immune health immunity Dec 08, 2020

It's Back-to-School season, which means it's Fall and it's going to start getting nice and cool and crisp and beautiful, and cold & flu season is about to be straight, crazy this year. Add that to a pandemic and we are in for a rowdy ride. So I wanted to share with you some of my absolute...

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8 Herbs for Gut Health calendula chamomile digestion fennel ginger gut health marshmallow peppermint plantain turmeric Nov 17, 2020

Herbs can be an incredible ally when it comes to supporting your gut health. You may know that a healthy gut leads to an overall healthy body, mind, and soul. Of course, it’s very important to get to the root problem, before we can achieve true healing. You can learn more about in-depth gut...

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Why Is Your Gut Health So Important? anxiety depression digestion focus golden milk gut health immune health inflammation memory recipe skin conditions weight loss Nov 17, 2020

The health of your gut is the underlying foundation to the health of your entire body.  Did you know that the tiny bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms that make up your body’s microbiome, outnumber your body’s cells 10-1!?  That means you’re made up of...

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Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup: Boost Your Immunity to Ward Off Cold & Flu cold elderberry elderberry syrup flu immune health immunity Nov 17, 2020

Elderberry Syrup is all the rage these days, and with great reason! It’s an incredible immune booster, and with a pandemic happening, there’s no better time to keep your immune system in check. We’ve been keeping up on our elderberry syrup intake so we can stay well during...

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Make Your Own Herbal Cough Lozenges cough cough drop diy lozenges recipe sore throat Nov 17, 2020

Be prepared to combat cold season with this plant-powered recipe

There's a lot of people rolling around our neck of the woods suffering from dry hacking coughs.  I figured it would be great to share a recipe to make your own cough lozenges.  It's so empowering to be able to create your...

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Make Your Own Fire Cider anti-inflammatory antibacterial antiviral cold and flu decongestant fire cider herbal tonic immune stimulant warming Nov 17, 2020

Now that the cooler weather is here, I wanted to share an amazing Fire Cider Recipe with you. Fire Cider is a traditional folk remedy to warm the body and stimulate the immune system. It can be used to ward off cold and flu, aid the digestive system, warm the body during cold months, improve...

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Herbs to Ease Stress & Anxiety anxiety ashwaganda depression health herbs mental nerves nervoussystem stress Nov 16, 2020

Have you been feeling a bit stressed, anxious, nervous, angry, or worried as all get out lately? With all that is happening in our world today, it’s no wonder you may be feeling this way. I know I have, and it makes it really hard to focus and do good work. Our world is a tough place to be...

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How To Make Elderberry Popsicles cold elderberry health immunity kids popsicles recipe Sep 06, 2020

Sure, Elderberry Syrup is super yummy, but what about Elderberry Syrup Popsicles?! This is a summertime favorite around our house and a really great way to pack in some nutrition and immune-boosting elderberries. You're going to love them!

My daughter loves these popsicles so much, she wants...

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