Everyone knows mint! Peppermint is probably one of the world’s oldest and most well-known herbs. It’s a common food ingredient and flavoring, has many uses in the cosmetic and ornamental industries, and also has a long history of use in […]
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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Way before bleach and all the other chemical disinfectants, sanitizers, de-greasers, and de-grimers were in our lives, there was vinegar, a natural byproduct of fermentation our ancestors accidentally stumbled upon. We get enough exposure to environmental toxins every day and […]
Rosemary is as much at home at a summertime backyard barbecue as it is in a medley of roasted winter squash and root vegetables. Its perky and invigorating smell earns it a place in many a fall or winter wreath, […]
Fresh vs. dried ginger? That is the question. In general, plants are at their most nutritious and medicinal the moment they are harvested, but also, it kind of depends. When it comes to ginger, is fresh better than dried? Does […]
Like many of our medicinal herbs and spices, ginger has a long history of medicinal use that is making a comeback as more research verifies its value as a plant medicine. To say the very least, the health benefits of […]
Cinnamon, as warming and sweet as it is, is a quintessential spice of the fall season. And this common spice that we might take for nothing more than the flavor of fall has a long history of use as both […]