Herbs

Balancing Vata With Essential Oils and Flower Essences

By Lily Kardon

In Ayurveda, vata refers to an imbalance of wind and ether-like qualities. Mentally and emotionally, this can refer to indecisive or nervous thoughts that lead to anxiety. Physically, vata-type imbalance presents as dry skin and hair, cold extremities and poor circulation, weight loss, and diminished appetite.Read more

RECIPE: Harmonizing Digestive Herbal Tea

by Sara Crow, L.Ac.

“What a wonderful time of year; the nights are getting so fresh and cool. I thought I’d share a totally effective, simple and inexpensive herb combo to boost immunity, support respiratory health, and address cold and flu symptoms. If you are prone to frequent colds and flus, drink this throughout the winter and you’ll find it’s less of a problem.Read more

David Winston on Herbal Medicine for Depression

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