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Using Aromatic Spices to Improve Digestion

Many traditional views of healing from around the world view the digestive system as a key to overall health. This includes Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda and Western Herbalism. One way to support complete and thorough digestion of our food is through the use of spices. These aromatic seeds and roots are seen as more […]

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Plant Profile: Comfrey Leaf

Botanical Name: Symphytum officinale Symphytum ×uplandicum There is confusion in the herb and gardening communities about these two species. See the .gov links at the bottom of this page. Family: Boraginaceae   Common Names: Comfrey, Knitbone   Part Used for Medicine: Leaf & Root – these have the same therapeutic uses   Habitat in Which […]

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9 Month “Foundations of Herbal Medicine” Course for 2018

Many people begin using herbs in small steps – something for sleep, a cold or maybe a headache. As one continues on the herbal path of independent study, information is pulled from many sources. After a few or several years, this person begins to identify as an herbalist and continues to increase both the learning […]

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"Calendula officinalis" "skin care" lotion salve

Calendula for Skin Health

Calendula is one of my favorite herbs and definitely at the top of the list for topical applications. It has all the attributes of a top quality herb: safe, effective, easy to grow, inexpensive to purchase, and it possesses a wide range of uses. For folks looking to build a basic home pharmacy with a […]

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Plant Profile: Mullein Leaf

Botany: Verbascum thapsus (Scrophulariaceae) The flowers and root are also therapeutic. These will be addressed in a future profile. Common Names: Mullein Southwest Habitat: Mullein loves disturbed soil and is one of the first plants to move into a burned area. It is often found by the dozens/hundreds/thousands in the forests around Flagstaff, depending on […]

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Herbal Actions & Categories

Herbs work in very different ways than modern pharmaceutical drugs. This difference is rarely well explained in books and is the source of much confusion for folks who are new to using herbal medicine. This article comes from my desire to explain and provide some clarity in this area. These Herbal Actions & Categories are […]

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