Honoring our Herbal Ancestors

At this time of year when the plants are dropping their leaves, dying back and decomposing into the Earth again, it is a time to honor death in the sacred cycle of life that it holds. Many cultures across the world speak of this time when the veils are thinning between our physical world and…

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Reawakening a Culture of Connection through Folk Medicine

The revolution begins at the hearth and in the kitchen through reclaiming ancestral healing arts & making medicine together to take care of our families and communities.  In this new episode on The Plant Path Podcast, our guest Kami McBride shares how we can participate in reviving and inspiring an Earth-based culture that lives in…

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Essential Oils vs. Infused Oils

The Difference Between Essential Oils and Infused Oils People commonly confuse the term essential oil with infused oils, not realizing they are in fact two different types of extraction. We also have the term herbal oils or aromatic oils, which also contributes to the confusion, as these terms have all been used interchangeable and applied…

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Ayurvedic Herbal Oil Massage for Balancing Your Dosha

Let’s face it, we all could probably be doing more to tend to our health. But sometimes self care can seem like another thing added to your already overflowing list of things you’ve got to take care of in your daily life. When you add up all the things you’ve read up on that you…

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A Quick & Easy Way to Start Your Own Herb Garden

We’ve got something a little different for you today! This is the first guest post where we’ll be featuring friends in the community who are doing meaningful work that facilitates health for the Earth and for all of us. Our hope is to broaden what we can offer & share with you by bringing in…

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One of the Most Important Ways to Learn Herbalism That Has Nothing To Do With Books

There’s one critical key to truly understanding healing & herbalism that has nothing to do with what you’ll read in a book. This foundational element will deepen your connection to herbs and your understanding of how they work, which overall will make you a better herbalist (which is what you want, right?!) But before I…

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The Next Generation of Herbalists: Teaching kids how to use herbs

In this video, I share a bit about my story of growing up foraging wild foods & medicinal herbs and how that shaped me as an adult today. It’s really what set me on my plant path and is ultimately why I’m an herbalist today! I also share some of the healing qualities of the…

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Plant Medicine Through the Wheel of the Year: Imbolc

We stand upon the threshold between late winter & early spring – marked by the time of Imbolc where seeds are beginning to stir within the belly of the Earth Mother. As the land slowly thaws and the sun lights up the sky a little longer with every passing day, the hope of spring and…

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Evolutionary Herbalism: The Book

While I’ve been writing this week, I thought you might be interested to hear about the things I’m studying and sharing in the current chapters I’m working on. So I decided to bring you along on the journey with me as I’m creating this book. Here’s the first video in the series that I’ll be…

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A Guide for Building your Herbal (and Alchemical) Library

We get asked all of the time “what are your favorite herb books?” – so we thought it’s about time we just compiled a list and posted it here for everyone to enjoy. It can be incredibly helpful while on the plant path to know where to go to get valuable and reliable information about…

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