How My Perspective on Pandemic Herbalism Shifted

How My Perspective on Pandemic Herbalism Shifted

The coronovirus pandemic changed so much overnight. I’ve always been a very goal oriented, follow your dreams, stay true to personal values type of person. Mainly, this pandemic has given me room through furlough to pivot and clarify my purpose. But my perspective on herbalism,…

Coronavirus, Herbalism, and Pandemic Preparedness

Coronavirus, Herbalism, and Pandemic Preparedness

I’ve been watching the news about the new coronavirus, Covid-19, very carefully. I’m sure many of you have been as well! It’s taken me a while to sift through the information and get my thoughts together. However, yesterday officials warned that Americans need to prepare…

Is Elderberry Safe? Elderberry and the Immune System

Is Elderberry Safe? Elderberry and the Immune System

I recently saw an article about elderberry making the rounds online. It’s called “When Not to Use Elderberry: Using a Little Discernment.” If you read it, you may be left wondering, “Wait. . . Is elderberry safe during pregnancy? Is elderberry safe during flu?” I…

My Favorite Companies that Make High Quality Herbal Extracts

My Favorite Companies that Make High Quality Herbal Extracts

Did you know I used to work in health food stores? It’s true! I managed a Peachtree Natural Foods store many years ago, and I’ve also worked for Mother Nature’s Eden in Tucker, GA. I thought it would be fun to talk about some of…

What You Really Need to Know About Herbal Antibiotics

What You Really Need to Know About Herbal Antibiotics

You’ve probably seen lists like “Top (you name the number) Antibiotic Herbs” or “X Number of Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics”  in magazines and online that talk about the antibiotic properties of plants. I hate to burst your bubble, but the place where bacterial infection and…

6 Herbs for Cuts and Scrapes

Cuts and scrapes aren’t much to worry about in today’s relatively sterile environments. Clean water and soap are readily available for washing. Tetanus shots are usually kept up to date. It’s very easy for us to take it for granted that our cuts and scrapes…

Stocking a Home Apothecary for Emergency Preparedness 

Stocking a Home Apothecary for Emergency Preparedness 

Herbalism is a great subject to study for emergency preparedness. Knowing herbalism gives you access to a renewable source for supporting your health. Besides, being your own herbalist is handy in both good times and bad! There are a number of different skills you need…