Herb Spotlight: Milk Thistle for Liver Health

Milk Thistle is commonly referred to as a liver tonic herb, learn more about the chemistry of milk thistle.

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What’s In My Cup? Tea to Kick That Cold

Elderberry syrup is one of my most favorite things, I’ve loved it since I worked at Medithrive in San Francisco. We carried an amazing medicated elderberry syrup that fought colds and got rid of body aches almost completely. Since then I’ve been so interested in the other ways that elderberries can be used. This cup of […]

Herb Spotlight: Hops for Insomnia

The most common use of hops is in beer but it also has healing properties due to it’s relationship to cannabis and the terpenes it gives off. Hops are valuable and that is probably how beer became so coveted in modern society. Like cannabis we use the flower for healing. Scientific Name: Humulus lupulus [aka: beer […]

Herb Spotlight: Tea Tree for Everything

Almost every home made disinfectant that I make includes tea tree oil, probably because it is a natural antiseptic and anti bacterial. The plant derives from Australia where Aboriginals were seen making tea out of the leaves and sailors followed suit to prevent scurvy. I like to burn it in my diffuser when we’ve been sick […]

What’s In My Cup? Digest & Detox Tea

Since adding lemongrass to my home made face wash I’ve been really loving experimenting with the bright, vibrant flavor it offers. This tea is great for the afternoon to get everything moving through the system while also mellowing out the mind into the evening time. Lemongrass and lavender help with digestion and both chamomile and lavender are relaxing. Enjoy feeling […]

Herb Spotlight: Green Tea for All the Antioxidants

Modern society has been well aware of the benefits of green tea for many years and asian cultures have long enjoyed the plant’s medicinal benefits through tea ceremonies. Green Tea is an alternative caffeine source to coffee for those trying to kick the habit. It’s also a great afternoon beverage for those that aren’t too susceptible […]