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…

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….

Chai Tea to Warm the Soul

If anyone knows Carmen they know I can find humor in everyday mundane things. For example, when I’m working remotely at a coffee shop, I always chuckle when I hear people at the counter ordering chai tea lattes. You might ask what’s so funny about that. Well friends, chai is the Hindi word for tea,…

Fun with Herbs n’Words

I came across a darling pamphlet last fall and it was filled with poems and other wordsmithing about herbs. I wanted to share a few with you and talk about what they mean. If you want to get the pamphlet visit greatcape.com or email ginkgo@greatcape.com. Here are a few of my favorites that were in…

New Blog Schedule and Patron BONUS

Thank you all for following my blog so diligently over the past few years. I have been glad to offer you posts at least twice a week, sometimes three during our special events. To continue the growth The Dancing Herbalist, I am now shifting over to Patreon. There will continue to be blogs posted on…

Herbal Folk Stories

While herbs have many medicinal uses that I talk about there are other uses that have been passed down through the centuries in poems and stories that show how they really were used by the people, the folk uses. Mint (mentha) The neighb’ring nymphs each in her turn… Some running through the meadows with them…

Customer Appreciation Month!!!

I have so many exciting thing to tell you about today for our entire exciting Customer Appreciation Month November 2017. This year we have even more exciting opportunities for you to get free herbal information, take classes, enjoy The Dancing Herbalist’s products, and get reduced priced consultations with our professional herbalists. Use this blog to…

Lets Talk About Cures

‘Looking for a cure for X.’ ‘I just found an awesome cure for my chronic problem!’ ‘This product cures X!’ I am sure you have heard one or more of these before or thought them yourself. Why are we so attached to cures? Do cures actually exist? How can we actually cure our problems? When…

Traditional Chinese Medicine

The many branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, include therapies of herbal medicine, acupuncture, cupping, and many other techniques including body therapies. All of these therapies all branch from the same philosophical system, commonly called the five elements system. The five elements system is based in a simple philosophy that you have probably heard of,…

Stress and the benefits of crying

Cry it out. That is what someone might say if they are supportive of you needing to cry. As we are grow up, crying is often something we do when we are sad, maybe even angry. As adults, we often restrict our crying to mourning the loss of our family and friends. Are there benefits…

Holy Basil as Yoga

Tusli is also known as holy basil and it said to be the the yoga of all herbs. Just like the yoga pose Tadasana, tulsi provides balance and grounding. This plant is considered an Ayurvedic herb, with its origin believed to be in north central India, now growing throughout the eastern world tropics. Tulsi is…