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: 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 […]

What’s In My Cup? Ultimate Sleepy Time Tea

While I use cannabis medicinally I don’t want to ever have a dependence on it, which is why tolerance breaks are important. When I’m beginning a tolerance break I have A LOT of trouble sleeping and it makes the whole experience a bit more unbearable. When this is the case I supplement the cannabis for […]

Herb Spotlight: Lemon Grass for Digestive Health

There are some delicious Thai dishes that feature lemon grass and I’m pretty sure that I’ve had tea that starred the herb as well. But I’ll be frank, I hadn’t worked much with the herb before researching this post. Turns out that this herb is almost as beneficial for the human body as turmeric is! […]

Edification of My Divide Between Religion & Spirituality

Religion is weird, but spirituality is important. At least to me. My journey to religion has been a long one that started with defiance for the sake of fitting in with other rebellious teens. After life threw me through the ringer a bit and I ended up living with my parents after college, after being […]

Herb Spotlight: Calendula Flowers

Calendula and marigold flowers are one in the same, but don’t confuse them with the ornamental marigolds found in gardens. Double check your herbs by the scientific name before making your healing products or other natural supplies with dried calendula flowers. I found out about this ingredient when I was dealing with bad acne because […]

What’s In My Cup? Post Vacation Detox Tea

We spent the weekend on the road to San Diego and back this weekend which totaled about 18 hours of driving in 3 days. Well we aren’t only tired of being in the car we’re also bogged down from the restaurant food that we’ve eaten these past days. But it’s nothing that a couple of […]

What’s In My Cup? Cough, Cold & Fever Relief

Generally the waves of the universe call me to write a cup of tea that pairs with the herb that I’ve chosen to spotlight that week. This week I decided that it’d be nice to have a nice cup of cold relief tea. This blend was designed to soothe a sore throat, eliminate congestion, sweat […]

Herb Spotlight: Elderberry for Natural Cold & Flu Remedy

Back in San Francisco there was a woman who made cannabis edibles that were just out of this world. One time with our regular order of delectable truffles there was also a medicated elderberry syrup. It was Winter so obviously that hippy from Mendo knew that Elderberry syrup will coat the throat and relieve symptoms […]