One of the most commonly used ingredients in Chinese herbal formulas is the fungus known as Poria cocos in Latin, and also called China root, Indian bread, and just poria. It is the primary herb in the “drain dampness” category.Read More
The schisandra berry is a delightful, and delicious, addition to an herbalist’s toolkit. Before I describe in detail all the abilities and applications of this herb, I want to share my personal experience of schisandra.Read More
As a single-herb therapy, chrysanthemums are used both internally and externally. For internal use, make a tea with the flowers, letting them steep 3-4 minutes in boiling water, then drain out the large pieces and drink only the liquid. Chrysanthemum tea is useful for…Read More
Rhodiola rosea has been in use for centuries, yet it’s a relative new-comer to modern herbal practice in the Western world. Although it’s new to many of us, Rhodiola’s entrance into modern practice could not be more well-timed.Read More
Gotu Kola is one of those herbs that has made its way to Western Herbalism because it is regarded...Read More
What are Raw Foods and can they really offer the deep healing I’ve read about? We’ll talk about how an Herbalist approaches the Raw Foods Diet and incorporating any raw foods into your diet based on constitution and other factors.Read More
Reality is, Wood Betony is not a real panacea. Wood Betony is a complex and powerful plant that offers us a huge opportunity to heal. What we want to heal…that’s up to us.
This is one of the keys to recognizing where Wood Betony can help you work miracles. Wood Betony’s call is to heal by returning your power home to your powercenter and balancing it there.Read More
We live in interesting times. The current climate circulating around the viral pandemic, COVID-19,...Read More
Formulating for a Romantic Evening is a lot like formulating for just about anything else. If you take the time to do all the steps, you’ll have a formula that’s more likely to work as if by magic. If you don’t take the time to practice the steps, you’re less likely to create the results you want…Read More
It’s my humble belief that in our modern world, with all the stress and challenges we face daily, Chamomile’s time has come. Our Ancestors used Chamomile for Anxiety, Depression, Stomach upsets, and to help those who are…Read More
Tulsi’s core energy is about creating balance and making space for balance. In general, longer use of Tulsi and Tulsi formulations have proven more effective than short durations in prevention of digestive and other complaints, making Tulsi a good daily choice for a lifetime but not a bad friend in a pinch.Read More
Dong quai has been extensively studied as it reduces uterine contractions, inflammation, and pain. For those that struggle with painful periods due to menstrual cramps, this herb is true blessing.Read More
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