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Making Herbal Smoking Blends from Scratch

Making Herbal Smoking Blends from Scratch

Throughout history, dried herbs have been used to make incense, smudges, and herbal smoking blends. After all, there’s something fascinating about the alchemy of herbs and smoke. Part of it is visual. We can see the plants undergo a violent physical change to become smoke…

5 Important Herbs for Lung Health

5 Important Herbs for Lung Health

It’s almost cold and flu season, and that means it’s a great time of year to discuss herbs for lung health! There are actually quite a few categories we could look at in this case. For today’s post, let’s examine some herbs that have a…

How to Grow Spilanthes

How to Grow Spilanthes

Spilanthes acmella is an intriguing garden herb with unusual common names like buzz buttons, eyeball plant, and electric daisy. This herb is also known as Acmella oleoracea.  It’s actually very easy to grow Spilanthes and impress your friends and neighbors, and it’s a useful addition…

August Article in AromaCulture Magazine

August Article in AromaCulture Magazine

Have you heard of AromaCulture magazine? I am so impressed by this publication! It’s a great resource for the client-focused side of botanical wellness. I wrote an article about TCM and cardiovascular health for this month’s issue. One of the most interesting things to me…

A Review of The Modern Herbal Dispensatory

A Review of The Modern Herbal Dispensatory

The Modern Herbal Dispensatory by Thomas Easley and Steven Horne is a valuable addition to any herbal home library. It’s especially useful for home herbalists interested in taking their DIY home apothecary skills to the next level. What’s Inside The Modern Herbal Dispensatory Did you…

Investigate the Herbal Uses of Self Heal

Investigate the Herbal Uses of Self Heal

Are you curious about the herbal uses of self heal? There are quite a few! Self-heal has a long tradition of use in many cultures. With names like Self Heal and All Heal, you know there’s a long tradition of folkloric use with this herb.…

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…

How Many Herbs to Choose for an Herbal Formula

How Many Herbs to Choose for an Herbal Formula

How many herbs to choose for an herbal formula is a common question for home herbalists. Read on for some things to consider as you create your next herbal blend. Probably the biggest problem with creating herbal formulations is the temptation to use too many…

What’s in My Everyday Carry Herbal First Aid Kit

What’s in My Everyday Carry Herbal First Aid Kit

Have you ever thought about building an herbal first aid kit, but weren’t sure where to begin? An everyday carry herbal first aid kit can be a great place to start! My perspective on preparedness comes from living in rural areas combined with my love…

Veterinary Herbal Medicine for Homesteaders and Preppers

Veterinary Herbal Medicine for Homesteaders and Preppers

Finding good herbal info for pets and livestock can be daunting. If you’re a homesteader or interested in long-term emergency preparedness, you’ll naturally want to include your pets and livestock in your herbal education. Today, I’ve got a book review that’s exactly what we’ve been…