Calendula

The humble marigold Calendula officinalis is a wonderful and powerful herb to get to know. In the words of herbalist David Hoffman, “The value of this exceptional herb cannot be exaggerated when it comes to treating skin problems like wounds, bruises, or burns.” In addition to its remarkable effects on the skin, Calendula is also […] Read more »

Deep Cleaning with Dandelion

There are so many reasons to love dandelion, especially its insistence on showing up absolutely everywhere. From its liver-cleansing properties to the deliciousness of blood-cleansing dandelion wine, this scourge of landscaped lawns is one of our most beloved and valuable cleansing spring tonics. Read more »

Myrrh Medicine

With spring cleansing on my mind, I found myself thinking of how much I value myrrh as an incense for purifying the air. It has a unique ability to cleanse a space and inspire new beginnings. Its powerful antiseptic qualities are comforting and extend to the emotional realm. The effects are the same when this […] Read more »

Getting the Gut Ready for Spring

It’s not quite time yet for full-on spring cleansing, but if you’re anything like me, you may be getting eager to make some changes from the early winter/holiday diet and start getting ready for spring! It may not be a good time to cleanse or fast intensely, but we can start to prepare our digestive […] Read more »

Purification Rituals of World Cultures

A Global Look Into Home Purification & Blessing Rituals by Olivia MacMillan, RA, RMT, CCA, CCH Twice a year, first in January, and then in Spring people seem to feel a desire to cleanse both themselves and their homes energetically. There is a reason for that. January is the time for all things new and […] Read more »

Neti Pots for Healthy Noses

Baraka Neti Pots – Dr. OZ and Oprah Approved You may have heard about Neti Pots on TV. They’ve become more and more popular in recent years as more people realize how easy it can be to feel better and Breathe deeper! Rinsing with a neti pot is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy recommended by many […] Read more »

Noni Super Juice

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 »

Can One Herb Really Do All That??

Credit: Photo by Pancrazio Campagna Stinging Nettles Can one herb really… Soften the skin Luxuriate and bring shine to hair Control allergies Cleanse the liver Aid in kidney function Help with arthritis and joint pain Provide essential vitamins and minerals Refresh, tone and rejuvenate the entire body Help you survive if lost in the wild […] Read more »