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First Aid Herbs: Arnica for Bruising, Strains & Sprains

Arnica is the ultimate first aid herb for bruising, sprains, and strains. This salve is ideal for the accident prone and active athletes alike! Arnica (Arnica montana) Energetics: very warm/dry Therapeutic Actions: anti-hematoma, anti-inflammatory (ultimately), counter-irritant, immune-stimulant I may have…

Plantain Medicinal Uses & Herbal Drawing Salve

Plantain is an herb with many uses. Make this plantain weed drawing salve to relieve all your bug bites, bee stings, slivers, and rashes. Plantain Weed  (Plantago major, P. lanceolata) Energetics: cool, somewhat moist Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-obtrusive, astringent, demulcent,…

Urinary Herbs: Gravel Root for Kidney Health & Stone Relief

Gravel root is an herb with a profound affinity for the abdominal organs and is specifically indicated for to address kidney stone complaints. Gravel Root (Eupatorium purpureum) Energetics: cool/dry Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, anti-lithic, anti-rheumatic, diuretic Have you ever had a…

Digestive Herbs: Flaxseed & Fiber Rich “Truffles”

Flaxseed is full of valuable fiber & medicinal benefits for a healthy body. Flaxseed & date “truffles” offer a delicious way to grab fiber “on the go”! Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Energetics: cool; moist Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, laxative, mucilage, phytoestrogen Here comes the…

Digestive Herbs: Protective Milk Thistle & Liver-Loving Chai

Milk thistle is a gently protective, liver loving herb. Added to a warming blend of chai spices & burdock root, it creates a delicious medicinal beverage. Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) Energetics: neutral Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cholagogue, demulcent, galactagogue, heptatoprotective,…

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,…

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…

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…

Spiced Hawthorn and Rose Hip Mead for a Joyful Heart

A beverage for a joyful heart! Spiced hawthorn and rose hip mead marries herbal medicine with fermented libation. A jolly cheers to you and yours! Fall has most certainly arrived.  Heavy Pacific Northwest winds and rains have rendered most of…

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