GOOP, a health-centric lifestyle and beauty website curated by Gwyneth Paltrow, has published a new interview with Sara Crow L.Ac.
Sara shares the inside scoop on how flower essences work to heal your mind, body, and emotions. Check out the article to learn how to select the best flower essences for your unique needs, and special recommendations and recipes for:
- Healing a broken heart
- Releasing perfectionism and self-judgment
- Opening the channels to creativity and fulfilment
- Dissolving anxiety and fear
- Creating a deeply relaxing afternoon ritual
“‘Negative’ or ‘depleting’ psychological states, such as grief, fear, anger, and loneliness, take a toll on our health.… Read more
Certain plants are perfect for boosting our creative capacity to manifest blessings in our life. I think of manifestation as the utilization of our creative will—an innate function of our foundational Jing energy—and the co-creative partnership we make with these potent plant allies. In celebration of the New Year, I’m going to share my personal simple manifestation tips utilizing ‘power plants.’
First, I get in touch with a deep part myself by focusing on my heart and determine what I truly would like to see happen.… Read more
“I have so much respect for those trees…such intense life force.” In this short video, David Crow gives a thoughtful answer to the question, If you were a plant, which would you be?
There is a flower that surpasses all others in terms of its enduring usage and reputation to significantly impact beauty. A time-honored treasure that cannot be matched in terms of its ability to impact whole body health with its exceptional emphasis on skin appearance, health and radiance.… Read more
- Flowers hold a type of sustenance for the human psyche and are a primary treatment for Shen.
- Flower essences are the Qi or the Life force of a flower that has been captured by water that offer significant therapeutic benefits for the body-mind complex.
- Each flower essence works with a different psychological issue or theme.
How Birds and Other Creatures Use Medicinal Plants
“‘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
By Stephanie McCann
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today have long traditions spanning back thousands of years, but sometimes their uses seem a bit superstitious and outdated.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
Are you curious why we have an Icelandic Flower Essence line?
Then watch the below video!
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
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
By: Sara Crow L.Ac
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
Join David Crow for the Shift Network’s online Plant Medicine Telesummit, featuring interviews with 18 leaders in the field of botanical medicine, including Dr. Vasant Lad, David Frawley, Jill Stansbury, Rosita Arvigo and others.
Discover new practices and insights for making medicinal herbs, flowers, mushrooms, aromatic ceremonial plants, and essential oils your allies in healing and transformation.… Read more
Using a body-based contemplative approach, students will be shown how to perceive the inner dimensions and deeper meanings of these fundamental medical and spiritual principles as understood by ayurvedic, Tibetan, and Chinese medicine, including prana and chi (life force), ojas and jing (nutritional essence), shen (spirit), and agni and soma (essence of sun and moon).… Read more