Posts tagged herbal allies
Yarrow: Myth, Magic, and Medicine

Have I mentioned how much I love Yarrow? It is perhaps my favorite plant in my entire garden (don’t tell the other herbs that). Learn more about the extensive history of Yarrow in medicine and myth in this in-depth monograph on our dearest plant ally.

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Allies for When Grief Strikes

I do not mean to be pessimistic, but it seems that with every passing day we are confronted with an even more heartbreaking headline – states are stripping people with a uterus of their rights, climate catastrophe is imminent, violence in all of its forms seems to permeate every aspect of our modern existence and it is completely overwhelming. I cannot open my news tab on my phone or scroll on social media without experiencing a visceral reaction in my nervous system – anger, sadness, frustration, anxiety, and most of all…grief.

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A Recipe for Restoration

Maybe it's the cold, dreary weather or maybe it's our entrance into Pisces season, but all I know is that I'd very much like to stay in bed for as long as possible, spend hours of the day drinking tea and reading, and all around devoting more time to rest. With that in mind, here is one of my favorite restorative herbal tea recipes: Tulsi Nettle Chai.

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Plant Profile: Juniper

As we dive into the depths of winter, the evergreen trees are shining in all of their luscious, green glory! Including our native juniper species, Juniperus virginiana. Walking along the hedges of these gorgeous green trees and collecting their deep blue berries alongside the birds has become a winter ritual for us this year, one that I hope to continue in winters to come. In this plant profile, we take a deep dive into the expansive history of Juniper across the world through its folklore, medicinal uses, and more.

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Plant Profile: Motherwort

Motherwort is one of those plants that I had heard of in passing but truthfully didn’t know much about…as soon as I encountered her, I fell head over heels! I have personally been working with and growing Motherwort since March of this year and am so grateful for her medicine and teachings. Learn more about Motherwort and her supportive role as an energetic and physical medicine in this plant profile.

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Plant Profile: Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm, or Melissa officinalis, is by far my favorite and most used herb for self-care. She is such a powerful herbal ally that uplifts our spirits, calms the nerves, and aids digestive health. If you have Celiac Disease like me, or struggle with anxiety-related digestive issues, lemon balm may be a wonderful addition to your self-care regimen. Learn more about lemon balm in this plant profile.

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Herbalism How-To: Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries have been used for centuries to fight the flu and support overall immune health. Not only does elderberry help prevent you from getting sick, there have also been multiple clinical trials showing elderberry's ability to shorten the length of time we suffer from cold or flu symptoms. Learn more about this immune boosting plant and how to make your own elderberry syrup to stay well this winter!

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