Herbal steams combat dry winter air to help decrease our bodies’ susceptibility to germs.
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Winter Gardening: Collecting the Seeds of the Year’s Labor
My herb gardens thrive on benign neglect, and one of the ways I support the plants' life cycles is by letting the kids cast seeds.
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
SWEETGRASS // TRUSTING THE PROCESS
Last spring, we planted sweetgrass in the Botanical Sanctuary, which spread out across the marsh garden!
American Chestnuts Bear Fruit
There are so few of these trees left that are healthy enough to bloom that it’s practically unheard of to produce nuts, because they need multiple trees--but this year, they did!
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.