The mouth is the gateway to the digestive tract and its health is paramount for the total well-being of your body. Moreover, oral health is intimately tied to whole body health and has been linked to heart disease and other more serious systemic problems.… Read more
“‘Not all pharmacists are human.’ So begins a 1993 review article on the use of medicinal plants by animals. Reading on, we learn that pharmacists can be chimpanzees, Kodiak bears, starlings and grackles.… Read more
A great addition to your daily routine for supporting good health and rejuvenation.
This recipe provides antioxidant protection, supports a healthy inflammatory response, rejuvenates the whole body, balances the digestive tract, enhances feelings of harmony, and releases daily stress.… Read more
This easy-to-make Sensual Ylang Salt Glow restores smooth, glowing skin while nourishing the heart and mind. The mood enhancing plant aromas envelop your senses as you effectively stimulate circulation and detoxification with the purifying power of sea salt and herbs.
Combine 1 cup Sea Salt, 1/2 cup Jojoba oil, 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon powder, a dash of finely ground Rose Petals, (or dried flowers), and 4 drops of Ylang-ylang essential oil.
Many of the herbs we use as medicine today have long traditions spanning back thousands of years, but sometimes their uses seem a bit superstitious and outdated. Although folklore has provided us with great direction in understanding the benefits of various plants, modern science is beginning to confirm the merits of these historical uses.… Read more
Flower essences coming from extraordinary environments will naturally embody the qualities of that ecosystem. Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is very dynamic boasting dramatic waterfalls and geothermal activity.… Read more
Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, translates best as “the science of life”. Ayurveda, using the five sense therapies, seeks to restore the true inherent nature in ourselves that was present at our birth. This true nature is called “prakruti” and we all have a unique thumbprint of a combination of the three doshas.… Read more
The nectarine and plum trees outside my kitchen window are just starting to show the brilliant white and fuchsia blooms, harbingers of spring here in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We have lived here on this homestead for over 10 years now, and I still find myself anxiously awaiting the flowers of spring, which signal the beginning of days of tending the plants in the greenhouse, tilling fertile garden beds and singing awake the soil for the season of planting ahead. … Read more
As winter begins shifting towards spring and the days grow longer, the natural world slowly awakens to a lively buzz of excitement. Similarly, we find ourselves emerging from the quietude and slumber of wintertime to greet the invigorating spirit of spring.… Read more
We caught up with one of our favorite herbalists, David Winston, to ask him a few questions about treating depression with herbal medicine. David is is an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 46 years of training in Cherokee, Chinese, and Western herbal traditions. He has been in clinical practice for 39 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA and Canada.… Read more
From the healing qualities of Rose and soothing Lavender to the empowerment Calendula tincture evokes, watch this informative video with Sara Crow L.Ac on the uplifting and grounding qualities of our Flower Essence Tinctures.
Coconut is a surprisingly talented traditional oil that has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years in tropical cultures. Coconut oil is derived from what is commonly called the ‘Tree of Life’, the coconut palm, known for its ability to meet a great number of basic human needs: food, fuel and shelter.… Read more