One of the coolest things about getting to know and see your food as the medicine that it is lies in discovering that you’ve had a medicine cabinet in your kitchen this whole time. Surprise! You’ve been practicing herbal medicine […]
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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Honey on its own is an incredible medicine. If you’re able to find it raw and local, the numerous health benefits readily blur the line between food and medicine. Plus, it’s delicious! And you’d think it’d be a futile pursuit […]
In the late summer, just as you start to feel a tiniest hint of cooler temperatures slip in, the elderberries start to ripen and it’s a race to harvest before the birds eat them all. Every year, it’s me versus […]
For such a soft, light green herb that grows like a weed, the food and medicine of lemon balm is pretty mighty. It’s a powerful mood-elevating herb, a serious antiviral, and a incredibly versatile culinary ingredient. Like salt and pepper, […]
Calendula brings such sunshine to this planet! This joyful little plant packs a gentle, but mighty punch of healing and immune-stimulating properties that have earned calendula quite a reputation as a favorite first aid topical and skincare ingredient. The many […]
Fennel is a largely uncharted vegetable, especially here in the United States. It’s a food and medicine plant with its roots in the Mediterranean, but like many plants, fennel went where the people went. And now, it’s widespread across the […]