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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…

Respiratory Herbs: Mullein & Lung Support Tea

Mullein is a common and easy to identify wild herb possessing an abundance of medicinal benefits with a particular affinity for the respiratory system. Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Energetics: leaf – cool/neutral, slightly moist, root – neutral, slightly drying, flower –…

Medicinal Mushroom Hot Cocoa with Red Belted Polypore

Medicinal mushroom hot cocoa with red belted polypores nourishes, comforts and soothes with dark, earthy, and bittersweet flavors. This medicinal hot cocoa offers immunity and gastrointestinal health benefits. There are certain times of year when I began to crave deep…

Warming Healing Golden Milk Spiced Chai

A viscerally warming blend of turmeric & traditional spices makes this golden milk spiced chai a soothing, comforting latte style tea with healing benefits Ask a room full of herbalists what the first anti-inflammatory herb that comes to their mind…

Sacred Heart Tulsi, Rose and Hawthorn Chai

Honor your sacred heart with this tulsi, rose, and hawthorn chai. This warming, relaxing blend of herbs and traditional chai spices will soothe and protect. Some days it’s just hard to be hopeful.  Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the…

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