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Ultimate Guide to Herbal Books

 Does anyone else have gloriously disorganized bookshelves? I’m a stickler for keeping my herbal extracts and supplies organized, but my books. . . not so much. I have a quick eye to find whatever book […]

Adaptogen Sunflower Seed Spread

​Do you love sunflower seed butter? I do! This simple and delicious recipe showcases sunflower seed butter with ginkgo, rhodiola, and rosemary for an adaptogenic, herbal boost that’s sure to please finicky and sophisticated palates […]

3 Adaptogens to Grow at Home

Adaptogens have a reputation for being exotic and difficult to procure, but there are actually several that are super simple to grow at home. Let’s take a look at the needs of 3 adaptogens that are […]

Growing and Identifying Herbal Trees and Shrubs

Herbal trees and shrubs really stand out as being easy to grow once they are established and they make useful additions around your yard or homestead. Of course, trees and shrubs do require more planning […]

Five Versatile Herbs For Your Perennial Garden

Perennial herbs are some of the easiest to grow because they will reliably appear in the garden year after year with very little upkeep. I’ve picked out five of my favorites to share with you […]

5 Annual Herbs to Grow from Seed

 Annual herbs are herbs that complete their life cycle in only one year, unlike perennials plants that may live for years. They are usually easy to start from seeds and it’s also often easy to […]

5 Herbs That Grow Almost Everywhere

I always reserve a small corner of my garden for “weeds”. Not just any weeds, of course, but there are quite a few that I am always happy to see – things like violets, cleavers, […]

Developing an Herbal Perspective on Pain

​Welcome to Day 35 of the 40 Day Herbalist Challenge! We’ve been focused on herbal first aid all week, and you can’t really talk about herbs and first aid without at least mentioning an herbalist’s […]

Post-Injury Herbal Support

Although it’s easy enough to find information on yarrow, plantain, and even comfrey for herbal first aid uses, there are several other plants that are nice to have on hand after traumatic injuries like sprains, […]

Herbal Support for Infections

   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 […]