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

Interview with Kami McBride

   I think one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves as herbalists and healers is “why do we get sick?” This is the big question pondered by healers, physicians,

Herbal Support for ADD and ADHD

   How can herbalists use plant medicine to support children who have, in conventional medicine, been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD? Unfortunately, there can be some detrimental effects, not only from the
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Finding Replacements for Endangered Plants

https://youtu.be/IprjdyolDEI Ethical Herbalism I want to discuss a topic that feels pretty important as it often comes up in practice. I think it is essential for all herbalists to know what herbs

Using Comfrey Safely

Comfrey is an important plant in traditional Western herbalism, as well as in modern herbalism, but there's a stigma around it too. People seem to be a bit scared of comfrey because of some research showing some of the constituents are potentially dangerous. But this is an herb that has been used in Western herbalism both topically and, yes—believe it or not—internally as well for a really long time. Few people talk about the possible internal usage of comfrey. But if you know more about its uses and characteristics, you can use it with greater confidence and competence.

Aromatic Plants & Resins as Medicine

A little clay pot holding a single coal burns some homemade incense, wafting a rich scent of frankincense and myrrh into the dry air. I feel a sense of clearness as

Osha (Ligusticum grayi) profile

Osha is one of our great remedies from North American herbalism with a potent and powerful influence upon the respiratory system. A lot of people reach for it immediately whenever