Amy Jirsa is a master herbalist, yoga teacher, forager, and wild-crafting writer from Maine. She is a long-time teacher and student and has been in the healing practices for over a decade. She is the author of Herbal Goddess: Discover the Amazing Spirit of 12 Healing Herbs with Teas, Potions, Salves, Food, Yoga, and More. She is the founder of Quiet Earth Yoga, once a brick and mortar yoga and healing studio, now a virtual community, based on the idea that we draw on every element in order to balance the separate parts of our nature and, harmoniously, to heal and to empower ourselves.
We here in the Northern Hemisphere have just celebrated the summer solstice–the longest day of the year and the beginning (for most of us) of the summer holiday season. All of this sun, mild weather, and blooming gardens have me thinking about calendula (aka marigolds or Calendula officinalis). You’ve probably seen marigolds a hundred times; […]