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Symptoms are signals that our body is out of balance is some way, in a state of dis-ease. Symptoms themselves should not necessarily be suppressed, as what modern medicine and pharmaceuticals strive for, but to be treated by healing the whole system on a deeper level. Herbal and natural remedies, taken properly and without the mindset of just getting rid of a symptom, can be very effective in treating colds …
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead
Victory Gardens were a concept started during the W.W. II era as a means to help with the food shortages created from the war. Nearly 20 million Americans grew Victory Gardens during this period producing up to 40% of all that was consumed.
It’s time to bring back …
It is through dreams that our subconscious mind communicates with our conscious mind. Herbs have been used for centuries to enhance dreaming and sleep. Scent is the most direct route to our minds and recollections.
Traditionally, certain herbs have been used for specific purposes. Herbs can be combined and sewn into an herbal dream pillow and tucked inside your pillow case. Herbal dream pillows have been used for hundreds of years …
Pink Lady’s Slipper
The mission statement for United Plant Savers (UpS) states:
“United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.”
Their website is full of articles, news, images, events, links, membership information, and more. Take a little time to visit the United Plant Savers and consider a membership to …
Organic is always the best, right? As an herbalist, I have mixed views.
First, let’s define the three different growing classifications for herbs.
Commercial: These plants are farm raised, non-organically. Typically fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides are used. Produces nice, large plants, but laden with chemicals that have been absorbed into the plant. Why would we use these medicinally? We would be taking in additional toxins into our bodies.
Organic: These plants have been cultivated by …
A rewarding and enjoyable artistic outlet
Art is defined as “the quality, production, expression, or realm of what is beautiful, or of more than ordinary significance.” A finely blended herbal tea can be just that; a colorful blend of herbs, varying textures, contrasting and complimenting flavors to create an extraordinary cup of tea. With a little creativity and experimentation, the pleasure of creating your own blend can be a rewarding and …