When is it Time to Work with a Professional Herbalist?

How long should you be exploring herbs on your own or at the suggestion of friends before you should be heading to work with a professional herbalist? This is a question that a lot of people never even ask themselves because they are unaware that professional herbalists even exist. For the sake of this article,…

Herbal Product Shelf Life

I always get worried when I am seeing people post about making a tea, decoction, or other herbal infusions and then them using them a week later. AH! If there is just water in there and no preservatives that is bad, bad, bad! Lets talk about the shelf life of different herbal products today and…

Celebrate Herb Day: Herb Walk Part 6

May 26: Wood Sorrell Clue:  I may look like clover but I am not even related. Take a bite and you may enjoy the sour flavor of my leaves which contain oxalic acid. I have a yellow flower and you will often find me growing on the side of the road as I try to bring…

Celebrate Herb Day: Herb Walk Part 5

Lets continue on our herb walk through our plants for Herbal Bingo. Want to see if you won Herbal Bingo? Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter. May 21: Wild Rose Clue: Health your heart and mind with every breath you take of my flowers. I look different than my relatives you may be used to…

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…

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…

I’ve Just Got This Cough

“Carmen, I’ve just got this cough and I’m having so much trouble getting rid of it, what should I do”, asked the manager at my local drug store. She had no idea I am an herbalist. I was shocked because this had been happening to me often since studying herbal medicine. And because it was…

Plantain

While plantain is often a word people know, most people think of the bananas. Plantain is also a leafy green vegetable plant whose leaves look similar to spinach. Plantago officinalis is the most common plantain found in the United States. This plant’s leaves can be eaten just like spinach when they are young and the seeds can…