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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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 […]

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 […]

Herb Spotlight: Frankincense for Detox and Amplified Thought Patterns

I think that everyone has heard of frankincense, it’s in the bible after all. But does anyone know just how valuable it is? Frankincense can strengthen hair and gums while also detoxing and purifying the liver and kidneys. It contains valuable terpenes and oils and is one of the more healing herbs in the lineup. […]

Herb Spotlight: Cardamom for a Happy Belly

Cardomom seeds add such a vibrant, deeply wooded flavor to stews and other dishes. It’s always a surprise when I’m struck with a big seed in my spoonful of kitchari but the flavor is kind of refreshing. Which is why I’m not surprised that in some Asian cultures chewing a cardamom seed is a remedy for […]

Herb Spotlight: Saffron for Depression

I haven’t ever had the flush grocery budget to get saffron, and it’s expensive for a reason. It takes 75,000 flowers to make 1 lb. of saffron. It has been around for ages as it’s been referenced in the Bible, was used as a royal dye and salve in Grecian society and often adorned those […]

Herb Spotlight: Devil’s Claw

WARNING: If you have any issues with gastric or duodenal ulcers please consult a physician before using. Large doses of Devil’s Claw can produce obstruction of the bile ducts or intestines along with producing colic in cases of gallstones. When I was suffering with severe acne I heard that Devil’s Claw would be a nice […]