Win a ticket to the 2021 International Herb Symposium

I am so excited to be offering a chance to win a ticket to the 2021 International Herb Symposium, which will be held online on June 10-13, 2021! IHS strives to bring together plant lovers & herbalists from around the world, representing many traditions and aspects of herbalism: folkloric, scientific, community outreach & therapeutic applications, […]

Chickweed, Starweed, Flower Star

Chickweed, Chickweed, flower star Such a great healer you are! Harvest in the winter light Heal our cuts and dry skin quite Chickweed, Chickweed, flower star Such a great healer you are Chickweed is lush and abundant right now! Do you know about this wonderful herb? It’s a great kid-friendly herb to get to know. […]

3 Ideas to Teach Your Kids About the Herbs of Spring

Spring has sprung, the grass is green The Violets bloom, the birds all sing Dandelions, Chickweed, and Cleavers grow While peepers peep and rain starts to flow Winter’s done, on the way out For Spring is here without a doubt. Spring is here! In just a few short weeks, we’ve gone from a barren landscape […]

Peeling Back the Layers of Onion’s Uses

Onion soothes my chest When my lungs are aching from Spasmodic coughing Are you on Instagram? On Monday, I posted a quick video on some fun ideas to explore the mighty kitchen onion with your kids! Botany lessons and art lessons, all wrapped up in one! You can check it out here. Onions are a […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 129 – Lots of Lemon Love

Luscious Lemons, Yellow and round, Ripened by sun, They fall to the ground. From fruits juicy and sour, Medicine is made, When life gives you Lemons, Make lemonade! I just adore anything Lemon, how about you? In the winter, a cup of hot lemonade is soothing and warming, and so delicious. It’s great to help […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 128 – 5 Days of Pine

Evergreen refers to plants which retain their leaves year round as opposed to shedding them in the fall and donning new ones in the spring. There are many different kinds of plants that fall into this category and can be trees or shrubs. Most species of the conifers (Spruces, Pines, Firs, Hemlocks, Junipers) are evergreen […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 127 – 5 Days of Ginger

Spicy and warming, Ginger is often associated with the holidays: Gingerbread houses and people and Ginger snaps are all part of traditional customs. This warming herb is a carminative, anti-nausea, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic, rubefacient, antispasmodic, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antimicrobial. Medicinally, Ginger… ~is best known for relieving nausea such as motion sickness, morning […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 126 – 5 Days of Peppermint

Cool and refreshing, peppermint is a great summertime herb to have around, as it is a natural refrigerant. However, Peppermint is often found hanging around the winter holidays! The coolness is a great representation of wintertime! Peppermint is full of vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, protein, riboflavin, selenium, sodium and […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 125 – 10 Favorite Herbal Games for Kids

It’s already October! The leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping. Outdoor excursions are getting shorter so it’s time to seek out some fun indoor activities. I love games for keeping minds active and bodies busy. The following are ten of our favorite herbally inspired games to play. There are not a lot of […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 124 – Herbs for Teens: Personal Hygiene

When doing research for my teen series, I went straight to the source. I asked my 16 year old, “What are important healthcare concerns for you as a teen?” I mentioned that I already had anxiety, stress, the stresses of general hormones and puberty, and skincare problems on my list. Without batting an eye, she […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 123 – Herbs for Teens: Puberty and Reproductive Support

Mood swings…Anger. Frustration. Anxiousness. Depression. Confusion An emotional rollercoaster. Sleep disturbances…Staying up too late. Oversleeping in the morning. Exhaustion. Body image issues…Acne. Oily hair and skin. Weight gain. Feeling too tall or too short. Teens are often in upheaval due mainly to one thing: hormones. This is the time of their lives when their bodies […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 122 – Herbs for Teens: Anxiety and Stress Support

Is your teen feeling anxious and stressed? Do they have trouble sleeping, suffer from panic attacks, have trouble eating, focusing on schoolwork, feel physically sick with nausea, headaches, stomachaches, or diarrhea? Are they depressed, forgetful, or even careless? These are all warning signs of too much stress in a teen’s life. Just what do teens […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 121 – Herbs for Teens: Liver Support for Healthy Skin

Is acne a frustration for your teen? Do they spend hours in front of the mirror, agonizing about the condition of their skin? Are they embarrassed about blemishes and try to hide their face from the world? If so, you and your teen might find this week’s article helpful. The Bane Of Every Teen’s Existence: […]