For a delicate-looking little flower in the sunflower family, the abundant benefits of chamomile might be a little surprising. Amongst its many benefits, chamomile can help ease our bodies and minds on the toughest of days, help us sleep better, […]
Beginner-Friendly Herbal Education:
Deeper Dives into the Medicine & Magic of the Plants
Get to know the plants better & make friends, because we’re in it together for the long haul!
Much of the magic of the plants is shrouded in mystery, but that wasn’t always the case. For eons, plants & humans have evolved together on this beautiful planet that we share, but our relationship with the natural world has become increasingly strained & in some cases, nearly nonexistent.
Our hyper-industrialized modern world has led us away from the earth in so many ways. And in stepping away from the earth, we’ve walked away from the plants, throwing a huge stick into the spokes of our true wellness.
But we can have both! We can enjoy the many conveniences of the modern world in harmony & reciprocity with the natural world.
It’s time to reconnect!
Here you’ll find easy-to-digest, beginner-friendly herbal education. There are recipes for simple herbal remedies, how-to guides on many herbal preparations, & materia medica on some of the most common culinary and medicinal herbs.
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Herbal aphrodisiacs are no magic love potions, but they do help to support our ability to better experience intimacy and pleasure. When it comes to opening ourselves up to the pleasures of life, herbs can play an important role in our sex lives.
Meet the Plants | The Food & Medicinal Uses of Rose
As a symbol of strength in softness, true love and heartbreak, beauty, purity, mystery, friendship, celebration, and even death, the rose covers all the bases of the great human experience. And beyond her vibrant symbolism, the food and medicinal uses […]
6 Delicious Varieties of Mint for Your Garden (& How to Grow Them)
Because mint (Mentha spp.) naturally hybridizes so readily, there are literally hundreds of plants that can answer to the name mint. All it takes is a little co-mingling of pollens aided by undiscerning, but well-intentioned pollinators and a new mint […]
How to Dry Fresh Mint Leaves | 3 Different Ways
Drying your own herbs is a great way to preserve the season and have access to quality herbs all year round. It can help to prevent food waste when you have more herbs than you can use and is especially […]
5 Easy Ways to Increase Nutrient Absorption with Herbs & Spices
Whether we’re eating them, bathing in them, strolling through them, or just breathing the oxygen they create, plants make our lives better. And aside from their deliciousness, our culinary herbs and spices can help to significantly increase our nutrient absorption […]