Do you know how to use Lavender medicinally?

Do you know how to use Lavender medicinally?

I love Lavender because it reminds me that even if you still struggle to make self-care a priority, you can always take little moments of self love. And so many little moments are inspired by lavender! It’s everywhere, from our soaps and shampoos to our eye pillows,...
Herb of the Month – Asafoetida

Herb of the Month – Asafoetida

I love, love, love this spice. If you have a bloated, puffy belly, and intestinal gas that’s either trapped, or moving out but pretty smelly, our herb of the month is going to be your best friend. It’s called hing, and you need to know about it! In Europe it’s a...
Juniper

Juniper

I want to share with you some info about a herb you can almost guaranteed to be pretty close by as you read this. First, some context: Our exposure to herbs has become so rare that most people now lack pretty much any significant interaction and experience with...
Herb of the Month – Cumin

Herb of the Month – Cumin

Time for a look at this workhorse of an herb. It gives the classic curry taste, and is nearly omnipresent in Ayurvedic recommendations and formulas – and for good reason! How to use cumin: Roast 1 tsp in ghee, then add to soups, curries. It pairs great with...
Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm/Citroenmelisse)

Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm/Citroenmelisse)

Those of you who know me as an herbalist know I like to recommend local herbs whenever possible. That’s why I’ve studied and use European and North American herbs as a supplement to my herbal medicine chest from the Indian subcontinent. So it’s always a delight to use...
Amalaki

Amalaki

Which Ayurvedic herb has one of the highest Vitamin C levels? It’s Amalaki, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of its massive benefits! Of the 6 tastes (Sweet, Sour, Salty, Pungent, Bitter, Astringent), Amalaki contains 5 but is absolutely dominant in sour. It’s a...

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