Four Nervine Herbs For Emotional Support

Many herbs are useful for emotional support during and after stressful events and emergencies. Essentially, herbs for these types of situation all come from the same category: nervine herbs. Lavender, linden, rose, skullcap, motherwort, valerian, passionflower, and lemon balm are all examples of nervine herbs. Four of my favorites are rose, hawthorn, angelica, and albizia. Read…

Medicinal Use of Black Willow in Historical Accounts

Willow trees have long been used in healing, and there are many traditional medicinal uses for willow. When most herbalists turn to willow, they reach for white willow, Salix alba, which is easy enough to find at health food stores. Otherwise, the word ‘willow’ typically conjures up images of the graceful landscape tree with long, trailing…