Suggested Herbal Supports for Influenza and Influenza-Like Illness in the Event of a Pandemic

With the recent incidence of seasonal influenza on the rise and the additional concern of possible coronavirus infections, the need for a list of possible options to support those who may become ill with these respiratory viruses is essential. This list is by no means complete but is designed to offer the herbalist a list of options in order to support those of a specific disadvantage due to (race, socioeconomic conditions, isolation, gender, ethnicity, etc..), in situations of possible limited availability of certain plant preparations and to expand the list of options for those in your care. In the event of a pandemic, herbalists will be KEY supports to our communities. It is wise to be prepared.

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Coronavirus & Elderberry!

My thoughts on the Coronavirus …………………………..

There is so much information about the Coronavirus I wanted to share a bit.  I have also incorporated Rosemary’s thoughts about how to care for ourselves when we have a viral infection, cold or flu.

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A Few Moments About My Mentor, Rosemary Gladstar

Rosemary Gladstar is one of the people responsible for reigniting western herbalism here in the U.S.

You can read her long list of accomplishments elsewhere, from authoring many books on herbalism, founding the United Plant Savers and the International Herbal Symposium, carrying on the New England Women’s Herbal Conference for 30 years, and bringing thousands of people back home to the plants.

I want to take this time to share with you a more personal perspective about Rosemary and how she’s impacted me as a teacher.

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Herbal Dreams

The moon is full in all her glory this night. Each month as she ripens to her fullness I’m filled with dream and vision. Sometimes it seems as if my soul will burst. If I do not listen to her, the Moon Mother, then I feel heavy, thick and weighted by ‘ordinary things.’I sleep beneath …

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8 Herbs That Calm Your Mind – With Rosemary Gladstar (Video)

A few months ago, I had the honor of sitting down with the godmother of American herbalism, Rosemary Gladstar, at her magical home in Vermont. We filmed her as part of our upcoming documentary series on Plant Medicine…more on that in the coming months. Today, I’d love to share a quick video from our encounter …

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Echinacea Root & Herb Echinacea

Using Echinacea: Echinacea is certainly one of the most popular herbs of our times, and for good reason. It is simply one of the top immuno enhancing (helps build immune health and fight off disease and infection). It is quite lovely, easy to grow, hearty, and, though incredibly effective, it is known to have few if any side effects or residual build up in the body. It can be grown easily in most garden settings, adding not only beauty, but medicine as well.

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