Celebrate Herb Day: Botanical Walk Part 1

I hope you are all enjoying our Botanical Bingo for National Herb Day. We celebrate this all month long by posting about different herbs on our social media platforms. If you have not yet had a chance to play there is still time to catch up. Find more details on how to play and what…

Coriander/Cilantro: The 2017 Herb of the Year

Back in 2017 the herb of the year was labeled as coriander/cilantro. This herb never had shown up in my life as being that helpful so I skipped posting about it. Now it keeps showing up in weird places. It took me some time to understand that cilantro is the name given to the fresh…

Hops: The 2018 Herb of the Year

Everyone probably has had some experience with hops in one way or another. This lovely sedative herb was made popular by monks who began to brew beer with it for a unique flavor. Beer can be made with other herbs but today this is the most common flavor you will find. The strobile, a unique…

Anise-Hyssop: The 2019 Herb of the Year

The first thing I learned about the 2019 herb of the year that it is neither anise (Pimpinella anisum) nor is it hyssop (Hyssopus spp.). Anise-hyssop is a plant in the Agastache genus, part of the mint family. It does smell similar to anise but this does not mean they should be used interchangeably. There…

Celebrate Herb Day 2019: Herbal Bingo

National Herb Day is next week everyone! Look alive! Get ready for The Dancing Herbalist’s second annual Botanical Bingo Game! Every day an herbal photograph and an herbal riddle will be posted on one of our social media accounts. Discover as many as you can to win a FREE ONLINE CLASS and ONE FREE CONSULTATION…

Benefits of Probiotics

You probably have heard many people to tell you to take probiotics. This month we are going to be looking more closely at probiotics, what they are, and how you can make them at home to support your digestion and other areas of wellness. Lets start with ‘what are probiotics?’ Probiotics are the little tiny…

Cherry Cranberry Sauce

Every year I like to experiment with cranberries and find new delicious ways to add herbs and spices to them. This year I was inspired by a friend who had added sour cherries to their cranberry sauce. I stepped it up a bit more. Let me know if you enjoy it? Ingredients 16oz cranberries 8oz…

Lemon Rosemary Digestive Cookies

Lemon and rosemary are two delicious carminative plants that make a delicious after dinner treat. I especially love using the warming carminative rosemary in a desert in the winter. The lightness of the lemon in this recipe helps keep it fresh and like a nice breath mint after eating. I hope you enjoy these cookies…

Vegan Marble Cheesecake

This is a super delicious recipe that I hope you will enjoy this holiday season and make it your own with your choice of flavors and colors. I went with a chocolate, strawberry, and matcha version for this but there are other options you can see in the description as we go. I came across…

Milk Thistle

Our last herbal monograph for our customer appreciation month of 2018 is on milk thistle, Silybum marianum. If you would like to see more monograph posts from The Dancing Herbalist, help us reach our next goal on our Patreon account. Milk thistle is a super fun plant to look at but if you end up…

Monk’s Pepper: Vitex

I have always found this herb to be fascinating. The folk lore alone should invite you to read about it. Vitex agnus-castus has a few different common names and they all tell a story. Monk’s pepper is one of the more common, common names. The fruit of this plant, what is used medicinally, is similar…

White Willow

White willow, or Salix alba, is a tree you might have even seen growing before. For medicine the bark is what is used but as with most trees be sure to harvest it properly from fallen branches rather than from the living tree, and especially the main trunk. This bark is most often used as…