Posts in Herbalism
10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be Wildcrafting

Wildcrafting is a practice that our ancestors took part in for generations and is how they got their food and medicine. I believe wildcrafting is in our lineage, it’s a part of us. Although, our world has shifted and the greed and over-use of wildcrafting have damaged our ecosystem in more ways than one. We must remember that plants are a crucial part of sustaining our ecosystem and its inhabitants.

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Building Ojas: Through A Tonic

Ojas is expressed as vitality, endurance, fertility and patience- all of which are grounded qualities of Kapha. Ojas is the subtle essene related to health and well-being. It makes you peaceful and patient- all of which we could all use more of. Building Ojas can be a multifaceted approach, and can mostly be achieved through expressive workings of balancing your Kapha dosha.

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Honoring Our Rooted Seasons

As humans, we are also a part of nature. We are affected by the weather, the local reach of seasonal foods, and the reduced hustle of the season. However, we too come in seasons. Until we understand that we are part of earth’s ecosystem, we won’t begin to understand that us too require seasonal shifts. Just as the trees do, we too must become grounded with the earth.

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Cleansing Your Eyes With Herbs

Technology has been at the forefront of our days for only the last couple of decades and while there are many contradicting arguments to be had over it, I strongly believe it has changed our lives for the better. If you are anything like me, and the rest of the world, our eyes are paying the price for this gift. My whole life revolves around screen time and it's incredibly hard for me to leave screen time at a minimum. Or, maybe for you it's not the amount of screen time you get that is bothering your eyes, perhaps it's seasonal allergies or chronic dry eye, maybe even a cold that is making them irritated and watery. No matter the case, I have been known to use herbal eye washes to calm any eye ailment I have.

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The Herbal Approach to IBS + Food Intolerances

First and foremost, the herbal approach is more than herbs and this will be important as you continue to manage your IBS and Food Intolerance symptoms. When practicing herbalism the biggest compliment to the herbs start with a healthy lifestyle practice, but that can feel confusing when you struggle with food intolerance especially because if you are in anything like me you are unable to eat avocados, quinoa, asparagus, walnuts, and pineapple.. healthy stuff!

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Herbal Support: Tinctures

Herbal tinctures are one of, if not the mother of all ways to receive a long-lasting and effective gift from a plant. A tincture is a type of preparation that goes beyond using solvents like water, honey or oil. Instead, tinctures are created with alcohol, glycerin or apple cider vinegar and is prepared for the purpose of ingesting and is mostly targeted as a herbal medicine. 

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