Celebrate Herb Day: Herb Walk Part 4

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Herbal Bingo Game. We thoroughly enjoyed doing it and I hope to do it again next year as part of our National Herb Day Celebration. Hurry and get your last minute bingo cards into us through one of our social media sites to be entered to win…

Celebrate Herb Day: Herb Walk Part 3

All entries for our Herbal Bingo Game are due on June 10th, 2018 so get yours in today. Head over to our  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to find the post for each day of May and figure out with help from the clue and photo what the herb for each day is. May 11: Reishi Clue: Can’t you see…

Celebrate Herb Day: Herb Walk Part 2

There is still time to get your answer cards in to play our Herbal Bingo Game for the month of May 2018. Head over to our  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to find the post for each day of May and figure out with help from the clue and photo what the herb for each day is. Be sure…

Celebrate Herb Day: Herb Walk Part 1

There is still time to participate in our herbal bingo for the month of May 2018. Head over to our  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to find the post for each day of May and figure out with help from the clue and photo what the herb for each day is. Download a bingo table here, print it, and mark…

Food As Good As The Source

This past week I was out and about and got hungry while I was shopping at a big box store. I wasn’t going to be able to get a good meal for a few hours so I found something that looked relatively healthy: a prepackaged pack of carrots, broccoli, dressing, a piece of cheese, and…

Herbal Dosages

‘I want to use herb X. How much do I take?’ This is such a common question and there is no right answer for everyone. Every individual is going to have a different response to each herb and when there is not response, it might not have been the right herb in the first place….

Mayapple

Last week was my first medicinal herb walk of the year and as always in the spring we were greeted with many mayapples. I love this plant because it just looks so cool! However, I never know the medicinal uses for it so I went and found out more about it for everyone. Enjoy! Mayapple,…

Herbal Bingo!!!

Every May we do some special things to celebrate National Herb Day (May 5th, 2018). This year, in addition to our Free Interview with an Herbalist live class series we are having a fun competition. Every day an herbal photograph and an herbal riddle will be posted on one of our social media accounts. Discover…

Front Lawn Herbal Medicine

Take a look around the grass on your lawn, in the park, or even on the side of the road. There are medicinal herbs everywhere that can easily be harvested and used immediately. When harvesting these plants, aim for picking plants that grow in areas that are not sprayed with herbicides or pesticides and that…

Why The ‘Dancing’ Herbalist?

Many years ago, I started calling myself The Dancing Herbalist. It is me, it is who I am. Many people who do not know me personally ask me ‘Why dancing?’ Movement and dancing is a huge passion of mine, in addition to herbs. I have been dancing since I was a wee one and I…

Nootropics In Your Food, part 3

  Thanks for sticking with us to learn about nootropics in your food. Be sure to check out parts 1 and 2 as well. Niacin, or vitamin B-3, is not known for its association with the nervous system or cognitive function. It is however, known to affect the bodies overall energy levels. Niacin is essential…

Nootropics In Your Food, part 2

  So what are some of these nootropic nutrients you need to be getting from your food? Choline deficiency is not uncommon. If your body is low in choline you may experience insomnia, fatigue, kidney and nerve-muscle problems, as well as fat accumulation in your blood. Don’t some of these symptoms sound like reasons you…