Materia Medica & Herbal Coffee Replacement With Burdock

Materia Medica & Herbal Coffee Replacement With Burdock Root

This month for the Herb of the Month we learn about the herb burdock (Arctium lappa). This is an amazing herb with multiple uses as medicine as well as a history of use as a root vegetable. In this article you will learn about burdock’s demulcent and anti-inflammatory uses, read quotes from herbalist Donnie Yance […]

How Do Herbal Antivirals Work?

How do Herbal Antivirals Work?

A common mistake often made is to think that the cold and flu are caused by bacteria, however both of these infections are actually caused by viruses. This is why when you go to the doctors for the flu they will not give you antibiotics. Unlike bacteria viruses are technically not alive. Therefore antivirals work […]

Herb of the Month: Aloe Vera

Herb of the Month: Aloe Vera

Name: Aloe Vera Latin Name: Aloe barbadensis Common Names: Aloe, moka, cape, turkey, Aloe Zanzibar Family: Asphodelaceae Parts Used: Leaf, Juice Constituents: Glycoside (anthroquinone, called aloe emodin or aloin), polysaccharides, saponins, essential oil, steroids, enzymes, minerals, cinnamic and salicylic acid, acemannan Actions: Promotes bile, heals wounds, tonic anti-fungal, antibacterial, demulcent, sedative, purgative Energetics: Leaf: bitter, […]

Wild Edible of The Month Subscription Review

Wild Edible Foos

This review was done in trade for a review on my Goldenseal Frankincense and Myrrh Healing Balm mini course. Karen Stephenson from Edible Wild Food has created a monthly subscription publication called Wild Edible of the Month. Each month subscribers get a flip book covering a new edible wild food in detail. Karen describes the contents […]

Herbal First Aid: Basic Natural Supplies

Herbal First Aid: Basic Natural Supplies

First aid is an often overlooked area of herbalism. As mom’s we know how often children experience cuts, bruises, injuries or other illnesses. Because of this it is wise to be prepared. During a life threatening emergency the hospital is often the best choice. There are times however that are less serious but immediate where […]

Herb of the Month: Yarrow

Herb of the Month: Yarrow @shatulwellness @jasminejlucero

Name: Yarrow Latin Name: Achillea millefolium Common Names: Soldier’s woundwort, field hops, milfoil, nosebleed, ladies’ mantle, thousand seal Family: Asteraceae Parts Used: Aerial portions Constituents: Volatile oils, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, salicylic acid, coumarins, sequiterpene lactones Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antirheumatic, astringent, antispasmodic, antiseptic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, hypotensive, tonic, digestive bitter, hemostatic, diaphoretic Contraindications: Allergic to plants in […]

Building Garden Soil With Herbs

Building Garden Soil With Herbs

For many of us summer is a time to work in our garden and reap a bountiful harvest. The summer heat often brings a desire for cold herbal teas to nourish and replenish our bodies. We are aware that herbs can be used as vitamins and minerals for our body but we don’t often consider that the food we […]

Herb of the Month: Calendula

Herb of The Month: Calendula

Name: Calendula Latin: Calendula officinalis Common Names: Marigold, Pot marigold, Golden Flower of Mary Family: Asteraceae Parts Used: petals, flower head Constituents: Triterpenes, carotenoids, flavonoids, volatile oil, chlorogenic acid, sterol, mucilage, saponins, bitter glycosides, resin, mild estrogenic Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, lymphatic, astringent, emmenagogue, cholagogue, antiseptic, anti-fungal, wound healing, detoxifying Contraindications: Possible allergen for those sensitive to […]

Becoming An Herbalist & Consultations By Donation

Becoming an Herbalist & Consultations By Donation @shatulwellness

Becoming an Herbalist Herbalism is a beautiful and varied field. There are many great schools that offer herbal education and certificates of completion. However there is not an official government regulated license or certification for herbalists. Though my education is through an herbal school like most herbalists I also read, research, and study constantly. As […]

Desert Wildcrafting & Desert Rain Salve

Desert Wildcrafting & Desert Rain Salve Recipe

Wildcrafting is the the act of gathering edible and medicinal plants from their natural habitat. Gathering edible and medicinal herbs can be a rewarding activity, especially when learning to identify plants to safely use as medicine for your family. God has provided a way to naturally care for the health of our family through the […]

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