[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: […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 120 – Making Herbal Decoctions with Kids

Teas…infusions….decoctions…what’s the difference between these water based herbal remedies? When should you make one over the other? Does it even matter? In past articles, I’ve written about making herbal teas and making herbal infusions. Today I’m going to tell you all about herbal decoctions. What are decoctions? Herbal decoctions are an herbal preparation that is […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 119 – Making Herbal Glycerites with Kids

Just what is an herbal glycerite and why would you want to use it? Have you ever heard of a glycerite? Have you ever used one? In today’s article, I am going to talk all about glycerites, the pros and cons, and how to make them. What are glycerites? Glycerites are similar to tinctures but […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 118 – Making Herbal Tinctures with Kids

Do you use store purchased tinctures for your family on a regular basis? Or are you curious about using tinctures but the cost of a small one ounce tincture bottle has you balking at purchasing something you are not sure will work for you or your family? Or have you been purchasing them but want […]

[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 117 – Creating a Curriculum with Herbal Roots zine

Many people have loved using Herbal Roots zine for teaching their children about herbs over the years but did you know that you can develop an entire school curriculum around the zine? Today I’m going to show you how! Grab yourself a cup of tea, a notebook and a pen, and get comfortable as this […]