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Green Tea Body Powder

Green Tea Body Powder

Green Tea has gotten a lot of press lately because it is full of antioxidants. Combine its healing properties for the skin with its delicate scent and you have the perfect base for an after-bath body powder. The addition of lavender and calendula lends a floral aroma that is alluring without being overpowering. Lavender is also a strong antiviral herb while Calendula is famous for its antibacterial properties.
Show 139: Herb Lab – Greens And Beets As Superfoods

Show 139: Herb Lab – Greens and Beets as Superfoods

HERBAL NERD SOCIETY After talking with Yaakov Levine, Therapy practitioner and Nutritional Health Coach at Natural Grocers in Eugene, Oregon, Sue and Candace have been experimenting with other ways to bring more greens into their lives.
Show 84: Teaching Kids About Nature With Anna Bradley

Show 84: Teaching Kids about Nature with Anna Bradley

Herbal Learning can start as early as kindergarten, and it never needs to end. Herb walks and summer camps are a couple of fun avenues into nature and Herbalism. Today, we're talking with Anna Bradley, clinical herbalist and co-founder of Whole Earth Nature School, about helping your kids connect with Nature and Ancestral Living.
Herbal Teas From Your Backyard To Your Teapot

Herbal Teas from Your Backyard to Your Teapot

 Garden Herb Lists OSU Mini-College Workshop Sue Sierralupé – Instructor Weeds as Herbs Dandelion – Taraxacum off. - collect roots in fall, flowers and leaves in spring – Detoxification Chickweed…

Green Tomato Salsa Recipe

Green Tomato Salsa Recipe

Autumn comes to the garden faster than than my poor tomato plants can tolerate. This recipe was the result of frustrated attempts to make a spicy dip with my neglected tomatoes that would never enjoy the blush of ripeness. The cherry or pear tomatoes add a sweet flavor that balances the spark of the pepper and onion.
Herbal Facial Steam Detox Mix Recipe

Herbal Facial Steam Detox Mix Recipe

Herbal steams are an easy way to open pores and leave the skin feeling refreshed. This mix was formulated for people who work or play in toxic atmospheres. This list…

Moroccan Sun Tea

Moroccan Sun Tea

Summer is my favorite time to enjoy iced tea. This recipe is based on the sweet mint teas brewed in traditional Moroccan households to greet visitors and beat the heat. In Africa, gunpowder tea is brewed and flavored with spearmint or absinthe and then sweetened with copious amounts of sugar. This recipe hopes to honor the wisdom of using green tea and mint to cool the body but without quite as much sugar.
Elderberry Immune Tea

Elderberry Immune Tea

This tasty tea is designed to keep the body safe from nasty winter viruses. Nettle fortifies the body while Green Tea adds much needed antioxidants. Elderberry is a sweet addition that guards against viruses. Use organic herbs to be sure your body doesn't have to fight off addtional pesticides too.
Allergy Immune Tea

Allergy Immune Tea

As an allergy warrior, I drink a cup of this tea every morning to keep my defenses up during pollen season. My hometown is rated second in the world for…

Pomegranate: Queen Of Antioxidants

Pomegranate: Queen of Antioxidants

Pomegranate has 17 percent more antioxidants than red wine without the disadvantages alcohol possesses. It also tops green tea in rounding up free radicals without the damaging effects of caffeine.
Tips For Donating Blood The Practical Herbalist Way

Tips for Donating Blood The Practical Herbalist Way

Nettle is an herb that's high in iron, so I drink a cup of nettle tea every day. I prefer to combine the nettle with green tea to help control my allergies. Raspberry leaf and horsetail also are high in iron, so I often throw a scoop of these herbs in the mix as an easily digestible supplement. I like to drink a cup of Iron Booster Tea every day when I'm feeling weary. It helps give me the charge I need to get through me day without relying on caffeine whether I am donating blood or not.
Spearmint – Western Clinical Formulas

Spearmint – Western Clinical Formulas

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is an herb that is often underused in Western herbalism. Like many of the members of the mint family, it is added…

Show 64: Adaptogen Herbs With Maria Noël Groves

Show 64: Adaptogen Herbs with Maria Noël Groves

As herbalists, we often talk about our favorite plant friend for specific conditions, like Crohn's or Alzheimer's diseases. One class of herbs often helps bring balance to all the body's systems: The Adaptogens.
Show 26: Crisis Herbal Dental Care

Show 26: Crisis Herbal Dental Care

When dental troubles surface, natural remedies are a go-to for Practical Herbalists. We recognize or plant allies are well suited to caring for the extremes our teeth and gums brook in health and in crisis. Today, we're talking about herbalism for dental emergencies and diseases and the more intensive situations our mouths sometimes face.
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