Anise Hyssop Digestif, an herbal ally (recipe included)

Anise Hyssop Digestif, an herbal ally (recipe included)

Anise Hyssop, Herbal Digestif | Empower yourself with knowledge to support your health and well-being.   Please note: if you have an ongoing digestive issue that doesn’t resolve in a day or two, please see your trusted medical provider. Herbal remedies are great...
Herbal Remedies for Anxiety: Nervines & Adaptogens

Herbal Remedies for Anxiety: Nervines & Adaptogens

What is Anxiety? Do you have cyclical thoughts, worries, and fear that won’t subside? Perhaps, your heart is racing, your muscles are tense, and finding a relaxed sense of being simply isn’t happening. Herbal allies for anxiety known as nervines and adaptogens might...
Experiencing Harmonious Herbs – Nervines

Experiencing Harmonious Herbs – Nervines

Nervines I like the sound of this… harmony + herbs… just saying harmonious herbs relaxes my entire body. I need harmony + herbs right NOW. The busy-ness of life can often take its toll on our mind and body without us realizing it. Herbal remedies are readily available...
Pine Resin – a very versatile substance

Pine Resin – a very versatile substance

I noticed a red gooey substance at the base of one of my pine trees. A Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), also known as a western yellow pine. I saw it but didn’t take the time to look closely until a few weeks later. Ever do that? See something, but you’re too ‘busy’...
Living on a Pine Tree

Living on a Pine Tree

Pine Trees I live in a Yellow Pine Forest that is made up of Jeffrey and Ponderosa Pines primarily, but there are other Pines here, too. Coulters & Sugar Pines also live in these hills. Not too far down the road are Pinyons. At higher elevations there are Limber...
Herbs for Grief & Loss

Herbs for Grief & Loss

Losing a loved one changes you. For me, it’s as though a piece of my heart is missing, and this causes physical pain. Sometimes it’s difficult to breathe. After my beautiful daughter, Christina, died, one of my lungs collapsed. I often wonder if the heartache and...
Garlic Oxymel

Garlic Oxymel

An excellent way to get fresh garlic into your body especially during cold and flu season. What is an Oxymel and how does it benefit the body? Oxymels are herbs infused in vinegar and raw honey. Vinegar aids healthy digestion and acts as an expectorant. Honey soothes...
Arnica montana *Nature’s pain reliever*

Arnica montana *Nature’s pain reliever*

Nature’s Gift  A pretty yellow perennial flower that grows 1-2 inches and is similar in shape to a daisy. This flower is often referred to as ‘nature’s pain reliever’. This gorgeous flower and its rhizomes are used medicinally often for the...
Digestif (herbal remedy & an elixir)

Digestif (herbal remedy & an elixir)

What is a digestif? This herbal infused beverage is used as an after-meal drink to aid digestion. There are different types of digestifs, but let’s talk about the herbal elixir that you can handcraft at home. Have you ever felt the negative effects of a heavy meal?...
Schisandra Berries (Schisandra chinensis)

Schisandra Berries (Schisandra chinensis)

Schisandra Berries: Botanical Name (Schisandra chinensis) Who doesn’t looove berries? Sweet strawberries, tart and sweet blackberries, tangy and sweet blueberries are just a few of my favorites. Schisandra is a unique berry in that it has FIVE different flavors! Sour,...

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