Posts tagged herbal medicine
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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Herbalism as Sacred Remembering

Have you heard the call? Do you walk through forests and hear whispers echoing through the rustles of wind-swept leaves? Does a dandelion sprouting up from the cracks in the sidewalk ignite a fire in your spirit? Are you passionate about connecting people and plants? If so, click here to learn more about the Vitalist Herbal Practitioner Program and transform your love of plants into a career as a holistic herbalist.

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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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Cultivating Relationships with Herbs as Preventative Care

In our modern lives full of busyness and distraction, we often forget that being well, at its core, lies through the most basic practice: preventative care. Sure, there are medicines we need for acute situations that we might not necessarily take every day. But many of the herbs that we take for modern ills like stress, fatigue, etc. must be taken regularly, over time to create a positive shift in our body. Learn more about herbs for preventative care on the blog.

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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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