REVIEW: Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation In October of 2000 I was fortunate to meet Stephen Harrod Buhner at a Sacred Plant Medicine Workshop he was teaching at Rosemary Gladstar’s Sage Mountain in Vermont. I received an autographed copy of his book “Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers”. The author has […]
Herbal salves or balms are a fun and easy project. The main ingredient is a properly made herbal infused oil (instructions). Depending upon which herb(s) are used in the herbal oil, a wide variety of conditions can be naturally treated. For example, lavender can be used to help promote sleep or salves/balms can be made […]
Infused oils transfer the medicinal properties of the plant into an oil, usually olive oil because of its longer shelf life. Initially, until stronger skills are developed, it is best to work with dried herbs when making an oil because the water in fresh herbs may cause the oil to become moldy or rancid if […]
JUST RELEASED …. “A Journey into Herbal & Natural Healing” eBook. From years of teaching herbal and natural healing, I have compiled a comprehensive eBook including my herbal “recipes” from Mystic Naturals’ product line. Explore how herbs and other natural methods can enhance health and well-being. Discover how a healthy, holistic lifestyle works to balance […]
There are extensive options for herbal training. The following list is only a small percentage of herbal education schools. They are listed in no particular order. If you are considering an herbal education it is important to pick a school that resonates with you and your specific interests. The American Herbalist Guild (AHG) has a great article entitled “Guide to Getting an Herbal Education” that you may wish to read before choosing a school. Many of the following offer distance learning programs.
Elderberry, typically European or black elder (Sambucus nigra) has been receiving widespread publicity for its role in reducing flu symptoms, soothing sore throats and coughs as well as boosting the immune system. Numerous scientific studies on the effectiveness of elderberry have been conducted. Following is an overview of studies on elderberry from Blackelderberry.info 2009 – […]