Nettles: Using The Whole Plant

Stinging Nettle, Urtica dioica

Stinging Nettle, Urtica dioicaI’ll paraphrase one of my favorite herbalists, jim mcdonald, when he speaks to the difficulty some folks have in gaining confidence with herbs. He suggests picking one or two herbs to focus on completely– Grow them, eat them, read about them, make medicine with them, etc.; if you really got to know, […] Read more »

Cleansing Aromatherapy Bath

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Nothing is more cleaning and cleansing than soaking in a nice warm tub of water, letting its fluidity lap away at the dirt and worries of the day, leaving them behind as you step out to dry off and watching all that stuff swirl right down the drain. Baths can also be a great way […] Read more »

Noni Super Juice

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Noni Health Benefits The noni tree is a small evergreen that thrives in the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, Australia, and India. It’s been known for years now as a medicinal plant that can maintain a healthy body. It seems like every part of the noni can be used for beneficial purposes, including its fruit, leaves, […] Read more »

Milk Thistle: Some of the Basics

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History The documented medical use of Milk Thistle dates from the first century A.D., when Pliny the Elder advocated mixing its juice with honey to treat liver issues. Its presence in traditional medicine is near-ubiquitous across multiple continents. From China, where the seeds are called “Shui Fei Ji,” to sixteenth-century England, where it was recommended […] Read more »

Neti and Nasya for Spring Allergies

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Neti and Nasya, Solutions for the Nose Spring is coming, and with it, for many, come spring allergies. There are a whole host of helpful herbs to ease seasonal allergies, but today we want to talk about two options from the world of Ayurveda to soothe and protect the nose. Tom Wolfe, co-owner of Smile […] Read more »

Triphala: Three Fruits, One Cleansing Miracle

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There are good reasons that we’re all so interested in Cleansing. Our bodies do their best, but we’re aware that we need help to process the environmental and emotional toxins we’ve taken in over the years. Many of us turn to quick, dramatic cleansing procedures that often end up doing more harm than good. These […] Read more »