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Herbal Tea Benefits – How To Make Your Own Herbal Tea At Home

Herbal Tea Benefits – How To Make Your Own Herbal Tea At Home

Is herbal tea really that good for you? Herbal tea quickly absorbs and influences the body making it one of the best natural remedies available. Whether you enjoy a cup of herbal tea on occasion or use it medicinally to treat a specific condition, herbal tea is a great way to nourish and support health.

How To Make Pine Needle Tincture Using Store Bought Tea

How To Make Pine Needle Tincture Using Store Bought Tea

White pine needles are an excellent source of antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin C. The oil found in pine needles contain a natural form of suramin, which is used in pharmaceutical form as a parasitic treatment. Shikimic acid, also found in pine needles, has antiviral properties and is used for treating flu and respiratory illness. 

Walking The Plant Path – The More I Learn The Less I Know

Walking The Plant Path – The More I Learn The Less I Know

Little did I know this deep dive into herbs would coincide with a virus that would cause a world pandemic. I balanced news reports with herbal textbooks and while I am thankful for our modern day medicine, I am also thankful for the traditional teachings of the medicine growing around us. There is a need for both.

What Are We Really Made Of?

What Are We Really Made Of?

A herbalist teacher once told me to pay attention to the plants growing around me, they are often an indicator of the medicine I need. Some years it’s the dandelions growing in abundance. This year it’s clover. My fascination with plant medicine has branched into a fascination with soil and the microbiome within it. We can’t have healthy plants without a deep respect for the soil and life within it.