A Virtual Herb Walk

St John's Wort

There’s nothing quite like coming upon medicinal herbs “in the wild”. It’s an exciting reminder that medicine grows wherever it can, and once you know an herb, finding it is like meeting an old friend. I recently took a walk around a lake in a residential area north of College Park, and was rather stunned […] Read more »

Quick ‘n Easy Fall Immune Tips

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Reishi mushroom With Fall and the new school year upon us, it’s smart to be prepared for the upcoming challenges to our immune systems. Here are just a few things that can weaken our immunity: Stress and anxiety Seasonal changes Insufficient sleep Exposure to pathogens and large groups of people Untreated allergies Travel Sudden changes […] Read more »

Common Herbs, Uncommon Uses

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These “common” herbs have successfully made their way into mainstream culture and endeared themselves to scientists and clinicians alike. This is great news, but it sometimes results in a loss of complexity for the herbs in question. Today we’ll flesh out a few these household names and discuss some of their lesser-known uses. Lemon Balm […] Read more »