Here's The Latest On The Herbalist's Path 

Get the skinny on using plants as medicine, safely & effectively, for you & your family. 

Making Pain Relieving, Antimicrobial, First Aid Plant Medicine With Cottonwood Buds

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
 

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...

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Licorice Root: the Sweeter Side of Gut Health
 

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...

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How Stress Can Lower Your Immune System
 
 

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...

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Culinary Herbs: The Medicinal Side of the Sweets in Your Holiday Treats
 

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...

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Beyond Elderberry! Legend and Lore of the Elder Shrubbery
 

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,...

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How Adaptogenic Herbs Can Get You through Stressful Times
 

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...

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3 Herbs for Inflammation of the Gut
 

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...

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Herbs to Rev Your Digestive Fire!
 

Why warm digestion? Well, one, it’s winter, and it’s cold! If you’re someone who is always piling on 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
 

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...

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Four Steps To A Balanced, Healthy & Happy Gut

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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New Year, New You, New Gut!

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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