Herbal steams combat dry winter air to help decrease our bodies’ susceptibility to germs.
Japanese Knotweed for Dinner & Medicine
Japanese Knotweed is a perfect illustration of bioregional herbalism. This invasive plant is one of our primary defenses again Lyme infection and is a delicious, nutritious spring wild food.
Rose-Infused Honey: Rugosa & Multiflora Rose
Herbal medicine of different Rose species, & using Rose honey in formulas
Quince for Perseverance, Patience, Hope
Quince jelly for my babies lunches from this place’s ancestral shrubs, at the cusp of the dark turn of year. Food as medicine for perseverance, patience, hope, & thorny protection.
Immune System Health as a Daily Practice
Here are some common herbs that are gentle enough for regular use and offer support to immune and lung health, as well as being some combo of antiviral, anti-inflammatory, nervine, adaptogen, and lymphagogue.
Family Herbs for Respiratory Illness
Here are some of my family's favorite herbs for cold & flu, upper respiratory infection, and other respiratory illnesses.
Keeping Tinctured Herbs Submerged
Here are some troubleshooting tips for that perennial problem: the herbs in your carefully calculated tincture won't stay under the alcohol.
Nervines, Adaptogens, & Coping: An Holistic Perspective on Nervous System Health
These are not easy times. I am deeply concerned for the well-being of my family and community. Grief is an issue, and so is hypervigilance (plus the energy of maintaining said hypervigilance). Trying hard to revel in the extra time with my children and let tomorrow worry about itself. Every day I'm recommitting to lowering … Continue reading Nervines, Adaptogens, & Coping: An Holistic Perspective on Nervous System Health
Immunity Herbal Bone Broth
When I make bone broth, I add safe immunity herbs like astragalus, elderberry, reishi, ginger, garlic, thyme, sage, and rosemary, as well as seaweed and raspberry leaf for the mineral boost. I freeze the broth in big jars for the future. It will become miso, pho, tortilla soup, chicken noodle, split pea...any soup we make, … Continue reading Immunity Herbal Bone Broth
Kitchen Herbalism in a Pandemic
Useful kitchen herbalism in this unpredictable time