Usnea (Lichen) Old Man’s Beard

Usnea (Lichen) Old Man’s Beard

Usnea is sometimes called ‘old man’s beard’, tree moss, or beard moss, and lives in trees throughout the world. Old Man’s Beard grows in hardwood forests and is considered by many an indicator of clean air. During the winter months after high wind events lichen...
Manzanita, Herbal Ally in the West

Manzanita, Herbal Ally in the West

Manzanita, Arctostaphylos spp. I live in a yellow pine forest in Southern California where Manzanita are growing in my yard and throughout the mountain. This is a common plant in western states with gorgeous deep red bark and elegant smooth branches dancing and...
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...
What is a Tincture and How to Make Your Own

What is a Tincture and How to Make Your Own

What is a Tincture? DIY – Homemade is always better… cuz it’s infused with LOVE!!  ? Tinctures are an herbal remedy made with drinking alcohol. When herbs are added to the alcohol and placed in an airtight container overtime the alcohol breaks down the cell membranes...
Product FAQ’s for Your Reference

Product FAQ’s for Your Reference

Product FAQ’s for Your Reference How do I take tinctures? Follow the instructions on the bottle, but feel free to experiment a bit. Whenever you start taking a new herbal tincture, it’s a good idea to test it out by taking a few drops to see how you feel. Start...
Elderberry & Elderflower (not just for cold & flu)

Elderberry & Elderflower (not just for cold & flu)

Elder (Sambucus nigra, S. canadensis)   This ancient herbal ally has powerful constituents which support the body during cold and flu season. But its benefits don’t stop there. I can’t wait to tell you about this beauty. As I learn more and more about this herbal...
Herbs that May Improve Your Energy

Herbs that May Improve Your Energy

Sometimes, when we’re feeling a little tired or want to improve our energy, we need to rest and let the body regain its strength. But how many of us slow down when we feel tired? I will often just ‘muscle through’ tiredness. Do you do this, too? But I’m learning it’s...

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