"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 for all human life, through the circulation of the gases and the energy of the atmosphere, this vision underlies holistic healing, as much as it does ecology. The anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system is a complex and beautiful embodiment of integration and wholeness."
This is a quote from one of my absolute favorite and most referred to books, Medical Herbalism by the brilliant herbalist, David Hoffman, and I thought it would be a wonderful intro to this blog where we are going to talk about a few herbs that are really beneficial for our respiratory tract and how to think about using those herbs and the best ways for you.
I wanted to take a bit of time to share some helpful...
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 COVID 19 and all year long.
So what makes elderberries so special to be used as the “big guns” in the home of an herbalist? One of the obvious reasons I already stated is that it’s a great immune booster, but my favorite reason of all though is that it’s yummy medicine!
For those of you with kiddos around, (or if you have taste buds), you know how hard it can be to get your little ones (or yourself) to take their medicine. Mary Poppins was really onto something when she said “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”; only I like to replace the refined sugar with a healthier alternative like honey. Not only does the honey replace the...
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 to run around and share them with all of the neighborhood kids and set up a popsicle stand outside. This kid is on to something, maybe she’ll be a businesswoman like her mama?
Anyway, I’ve tried to make these various ways, and I think I finally came up with a super rockin’ recipe! Check it out, try it, and let me know what you think.
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