Shatavari is one of my favorite adaptogens. Shatavari’s name translates to “she who possesses one hundred husbands,” which gives you an idea of its rejuvenating effect on the female reproductive system. Although it has a special affinity for women, shatavari has significant health benefits for everyone– men, women, and children alike.
These days, we all experience some degree of chronic stress, and many of us have been running tired for years. Adrenal burnout and fatigue dry out the tissues and can leave us feeling dull and unenthusiastic. In situations where stress has resulted in dryness and inflammation, shatavari can help to cool, nourish and restore.
It’s Greens season!
This is the time of year when the first green leafy wild foods are starting to poke their heads out of the soil to enjoy the spring sunshine! Wild foods like chickweed and lamb’s quarters, as well as domesticated greens like kale and arugula, which can “go wild” in a garden like mine!
We all know that greens are good for us, especially leafy greens, and that we should eat more of them! But what, exactly, are we getting from our greens?
Intelligent Spring Cleansing To Heal The Five Major Organs Of The Body
A Sensible and Gentle Six-Week Cleanse
Basically from my 30 years of herbalism I have found that there are six stages to the cleansing process. Each of these stages takes one week to perform and spring is the perfect time according to Ayurveda to do “spring cleaning”. As it happens, by so-called coincidence (a/k/a Godincidence), these six weeks needed for a spring cleanse are exactly the same amount of time (Forty Days and Forty Nights) as the seasonal restraint of Lent in the Christian calendar. Read more…
I’ve always had heavy, painful periods, it just seems to be part of my natural constitution. As a teenager, I relied on ibuprofen, which wasn’t good for me or my stomach lining! When I got into herbs and herbalism, one of the first things I wanted to learn was how to deal with my periods naturally. Over the years I’ve tried many things, and I’d like to share some of my favorites with you.