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Going on a road trip is an exciting experience that enriches the soul and helps expand our horizons. That being said, it’s often accompanied by various nuisances, from digestion problems and sleep disturbances to daunting car issues. In this article, we’re listing travel and herbal basics you should cross off from your travel checklist. Have […]Read more »
Disclaimer: The information provided throughout this site is for educational purposes only and is not to be regarded as a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. The information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek the guidance […]Read more »
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Some people have said they aren’t sure how to pronounce mullein…it is like mull, as in mulling over mullein. Because mullein is a biennial plant (taking two years to complete its life cycle), leaves and roots can be harvested at the end of the first and beginning of the second year, […]Read more »
Tulsi – Holy Basil – Ocimum tenuiflorum Tulsi Preparations Cautions/Contraindications of Tulsi Tulsi might have an anti-fertility effect on both men and women and thus should not be taken by couples wishing to conceive or by pregnant women. It is slightly blood thinning and should not be taken by those who are currently taking […]Read more »
Yarrow tea Add 1-2 tsp dried or fresh yarrow tops to a cup of boiling water, cover to preserve oils, steep for 10-13 minutes, strain and serve. Add honey or a slice of lemon if desired. Gypsy Cold Care Rosemary Gladstar’s tea for boosting immunity and lowering fevers Ingredients 1 part elderflower 1 part […]Read more »
Tulsi, also known as Holy basil or Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ocimum sanctum), grows abundantly in temperate regions of India through the Southeast Asian tropics. Tulsi is India’s most sacred and powerful plant both medicinally and spiritually. Its species name, “sanctum”, refers to this sacredness. In Sanskrit, tulsi means “beyond compare.” Indeed, the leaves smell and […]Read more »
My lavender is blooming, so it’s a perfect time for herbal syrup making! I snip my fresh lavender when in full bloom, dry from dew, and before fragrance fades. I like to add the lavender syrup to cocktails, kefir soda, kombucha, tea, blueberry-lavender scones or other bakery items etc.. Making syrup is such a simple […]Read more »
Dandruff is a condition of the scalp where the skin becomes very dry and flaky. This hair rinse will help deep-cleanse your scalp and rid it of any dead skin cells. The vinegar in the rinse can be drying to hair. Avoid drying out your hair in the process of treating your scalp by following […]Read more »
What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are herbs that help us adapt to changes and stress caused by physical, biological, emotional, and environmental factors. They can assist in restoring balance within the body and help us defend against both chronic and acute stressors. One of my favorite adaptogens is astragalus. Astragalus (Astragalus Membranaceus) Astragalus is an adaptogenic […]Read more »
If your garden or local farmer’s market is bursting with herbs like mine is you are probably looking for new ways to incorporate all that goodness into your diet. This summer salad is bursting with fresh herbs. Blackened Chicken on Caribbean Salad with a Jalapeno Lime Dressing Jalapeno Lime Dressing INGREDIENTS 1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and […]Read more »