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How to Make Pine Resin Salve

How to Make Pine Resin Salve

Salve made from the resin of our native pinon pine tree (Pinus edulis) has an exquisite aroma and is useful as a topical anti-microbial. While the final product is popular these days, the processing of tree resin into a finished product is a bit different than the standard salve making process. It seems like each… Continue >>>

Keep It Simple with Herbs

Keep It Simple with Herbs

I think it is easy to make our herb work more complicated than it needs to be. Working with a woman recently who was feeling under the weather reminded me of this. Day 1: I was contacted in the evening by a woman who says she had many flu-like symptoms including body aches and a… Continue >>>

How to Make Sesame Salt – Gomashio

How to Make Sesame Salt – Gomashio

Sesame Salt – Gomashio Sesame salt is a nutritious and delicious addition to home cooked food. Gomashio is the Japanese term and comes from Goma (Sesame) and Shio (Salt). From a chemical-nutrition perspective, the seeds are high in many minerals, especially calcium. In the Ayurvedic tradition, sesame is warming, nourishing and grounding and helps reduce… Continue >>>

Formulas for Diffusing Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways. One of the most effective methods is by diffusing a mist in the air. This mist is a combination of the essential oils and water. There are many possible therapeutic affects for any given oil formula. These obviously depend on the specific oils used and… Continue >>>

How to Make Herbal Syrup

There are many methods for preparing and extracting the therapeutic benefits of herbs. Using them in tea and tinctures are two of the most common methods. An herbal syrup is another excellent way to take herbs although this method is not as well known. The basic recipe for an herbal syrup: 1 cup of herb… Continue >>>

How to Make Elderberry Elixir

How to Make Elderberry Elixir

Elderberry Elixir This is definitely the time of year to use elder berries. They are abundant, affordable, delicious, easy to work with, adaptable to many recipes and effective for immune support, especially the viral-based colds and flu. Like vegetable soup recipes, there are endless versions for elderberry teas, extracts, syrups, elixirs and oxymels. This is… Continue >>>

Pros & Cons of Herbal Preparations

Pros & Cons of Herbal Preparations

Tea Teas are water-based beverages made from either steeping or simmering herbs in water. They are the oldest, most common and traditional form of using herbs. Pros of Using Teas They are easy to prepare at home so they are useful for home-based healthcare. Water-extracted herbal constituents are generally safer to use. Many of the… Continue >>>

Sponsoring A Class

Sponsoring A Class

Sponsoring an Herb Class People interested in studying herbal medicine may receive free class tuition by sponsoring a course, either in your town or at our school in Flagstaff. Guidelines for the complimentary course are: A minimum of six students pay full price, in advance, by the agreed upon deadline. The host attends the class… Continue >>>

Latest Courses

How to Teach Herbal Medicine

How to Teach Herbal Medicine

What:A three hour live online workshop that walks you through, step by step, how to teach in the herb community.This includes information, strategies and tips learned from my 35+ years in education and 26 years of teaching herbal medicine.Detailed class notes are provided in a .pdf format. Topics Include:Why Teach Herbal Medicine?Deciding What to TeachWhat… Continue >>>

Outdoor Herbal Apprentice Program 2021

Outdoor Herbal Apprentice Program 2021

Total Beginners are Welcome!Much of the herb community is going to online education in 2021 to provide safe social distancing. While this is necessary for health reasons, I realized I would greatly miss being outside with the plant world and sharing it with fellow herbalists. The Outdoor Herbal Apprentice Program is a way to meet… Continue >>>

Educational Resources

How to Teach Herbal Medicine

How to Teach Herbal Medicine

What:A three hour live online workshop that walks you through, step by step, how to teach in the herb community.This includes information, strategies and tips learned from my 35+ years in education and 26 years of teaching herbal medicine.Detailed class notes are provided in a .pdf format. Topics Include:Why Teach Herbal Medicine?Deciding What to TeachWhat… Continue >>>

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