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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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The Herbalists Path Podcast brain health classes courses digestion education foraging harvesting herbal remedies herbalism herbalists path herbs immunity medicine plants podcast sustainable Sep 06, 2020
The Herbalist’s Path is a podcast on a Mission to Inspire a Movement where there’s a Herbalist in every home, again! Run by your Host Mountain Mel, you’ll hear interviews with fellow herbalists who will talk about their path to herbalism, and give you tips and tricks to take...
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