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Guest Herbalist Charis Lindrooth, D.C.

Charis Lindrooth, D.C. is an herbalist and chiropractor with a busy practice in Pennsylvania. For more than 20 years she has helped patients work with plant medicine and natural methods to restore well-being on all levels. She has dedicated many hours...

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...

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

Suggested Herbal Supports for Influenza/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!

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

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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Fire Cider Goes to Court

Fire Cider Goes to Court

The Federal Courthouse in Springfield, Ma is a large modern building with an entire edifice of glass facing the street.  With its ‘cascading concave roof gracefully framing the space in a delicate shell of steel and glass’, the courthouse is an imposing sight indeed. ...

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Flowers that Heal Us – Plant Communication & Flower Essences | Gudrun Penselin | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

Flowers that Heal Us – Plant Communication & Flower Essences | Gudrun Penselin | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

It’s winter and definitely time for Trademark Free Fire Cider! This years flu season has been setting records! Make sure to get your Trademark Free Fire Cider brewing! Its one of the best tonics to keep you healthy during the winter months and to ‘keep the bugs at bay’. And while you’re at it, try this great recipe for Trademark Free Fire Cider from Mountain Rose and my Fire Cider chutney

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LET’S GET THIS DONE!!!

LET’S GET THIS DONE!!!

It’s winter and definitely time for Trademark Free Fire Cider! This years flu season has been setting records! Make sure to get your Trademark Free Fire Cider brewing! Its one of the best tonics to keep you healthy during the winter months and to ‘keep the bugs at bay’. And while you’re at it, try this great recipe for Trademark Free Fire Cider from Mountain Rose and my Fire Cider chutney

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Reclaiming the Honorable Harvest TED Talk (Video)

Reclaiming the Honorable Harvest TED Talk (Video)

Are you in need of a little plant wisdom today? Some hope and encouragement, something uplifting and motivating? Please listen to this wonderful Ted Talk by Robin Wall Kimmer. Robin is a botanist, herbalist, author, and member of the the First Nations tribe of Potawatomi. Her book, Braiding Sweet Grass is a best seller and a must read for all herbalists! I had the lovely opportunity to meet Robin at the 2017 International Herb Symposium where she gave an inspirational and uplifting keynote talk. She speaks truthfully, deeply, from the heart and her message is not only uplifting and inspirational, but also hopeful and motivating. She inspires us to listen deeply to the plants and to learn from them; their wisdom and guidance is needed now.

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