The Ultimate Gift Guide for Herbalists

    Overview With the holiday season approaching, many of you are wondering which gifts would be suitable for an herbalist. Whether you’re unfamiliar with the field or have been practicing for years,

Planting Seeds of Gratitude

Overview With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s a wonderful time to reflect and offer gratitude to the plant kingdom that nourishes, revitalizes, and sustains us.  In today's blog post, you’ll read about: The

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Herbal Remedies for the Irritable Mind

  Overview In herbalism, frequent irritability is an emotional state associated with the liver and an imbalance of excess heat.  By practicing inquiry, exercising healthy lifestyle habits, and taking herbs that cool, restore,

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Where to Begin with Making Spagyrics

Overview When you’re studying alchemical herbalism, the first step towards making spagyric medicine is with making what is called “the seven basics.”’ This process is achieved by developing a profound relationship with

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The Herbal Detox Myth

Detoxification "Detoxification" is a term that gets used a lot in alternative medicine. Perhaps it's become a bit of a fad to cleanse or detox, trying to purge the body of

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The Importance of Moistening Plants

From a constitutional perspective, it appears that most herbal medicines have a drying effect upon the tissues. Whether it’s from increasing urination, exocrine gland secretions, sweating…. there are many ways

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Terrain vs. Germ Theory

  Living amidst a global pandemic has led to some interesting (and sometimes very heated) questions and discussions amongst people in the alternative medicine community. But one that I haven't heard

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Addicted to Bitters

  In our modern world where it seems like almost everyone has a digestive symptom of some sort, and bitters or bitter tasting herbs, are becoming significantly more popular. Bitters are

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Willow Bark vs. Aspirin

It's common these days for folks to think about Willow as an alternative to aspirin. Many people know that Willow bark also contains salicylic acid, which is the main compound

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