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Digestive Herbs: Soothing Meadowsweet & Heartburn Relief Tea

Meadowsweet, Queen of the Meadow, is a fabled herb that offers extraordinary digestive support, as well as pain and fever reducing benefits. Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria; formerly known as Spiraea alba or ulmaria) Energetics: cool, dry; bitter (leaf), sweet (flower) Therapeutic…

Digestive Herbs: Myrrh for Oral Health & Herbal Mouthwash

Myrrh offers anti-microbial & anti-inflammatory properties making it excellent for supporting oral health, in turn supporting digestive & total health. Myrrh (Commiphora molmol) Energetic: warm, dry; stimulating, bitter Therapeutic Actions: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, expectorant, emmenagogue,…

Cardiovascular Herbs: Yarrow for Bleeding & Flow Control

Yarrow is an incredible medicinal herb, possessing great benefit to the cardiovascular system by way of addressing bleeding & other blood-related concerns. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Energetics: dry, cool; stimulating, bitter Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, astringent, antispasmodic, antimicrobial (bacteriostatic – Wood), diaphoretic,…

Cardiovascular Herbs: Lovely Linden & Under Pressure Tea

When the pressures of day to day life have you bent out of shape, linden has your back. Sweet, fragrant linden offers anti-hypertensive & sedative action. Linden (Tilia spp.) Energetics: slightly warm, flowers – moist, leaves-dry Therapeutic Actions: astringent, antispasmodic, demulcent (flowers),…

Baking Therapy: Anise Seed & Orange Digestive Biscuits

These anise seed and orange digestive biscuits are a perfect after meal treat to settle the stomach, ease heartburn, and fend off a sweet tooth! Perhaps I have mentioned that the late winter, Pacific Northwest rains are fairly prolific.  Plentiful. …

Cardiovascular Herbs: Garlic & Honey Fermented Cloves

Garlic has outstanding cardiovascular and immune stimulating benefits. If the raw cloves are too much for you, consider honey fermented garlic. Garlic (Allium sativum) Energetics: Hot, dry.  Stimulating Therapeutic Actions: alterative, anticholesterol, antihypoglycemic, antilipidemic, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, expectorant,…

Cardiovascular Herbs: Cacao & Damiana Rose Chocolate Hearts

Cacao is good for mood and cardiovascular health, and these damiana and rose infused dark chocolates are made with lovin’ in mind. Cacao (Theobroma cacao) Energetics: slightly warming, dry (cacao nibs/powder), moist (cocoa butter) Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardiovascular, hypotensive,…

Respiratory Herbs: Bee Balm & Herbal Steam

Bee balm is a showy and fragrant wild herb with pronounced diffusive action. Excellent for complaints of congestion and stagnant tissue states. Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa, other spp. such as didyma, media and punctata) Energetics: diffusive herb, net cooling effect,…

Respiratory Herbs: Usnea, Lungs of the Forest

Usnea has a great affinity for the respiratory system, as well as being a profound infection fighter for the whole body. Usnea (Usnea sp.) Energetic:  cool, dry Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparastic, analgesic, astringent, styptic, tonic, vulnerary Sometimes when…

Respiratory Herbs: Wild Cherry Bark Syrup

Wild cherry bark’s antitussive qualities make it an exceptional herb to use in respiratory formulations with appropriate safety & herbal considerations. This fruity wild cherry bark syrup delivers sweet medicinal benefits and will help to soothe a hacking, spasmodic, barking…

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