How To Use Up Nettles (Recipe Roundup Series)

Oftentimes when we’re faced with an abundance of an herb (like stinging nettles in spring), it’s hard to think of how to use it all up beyond the usual teas, tinctures, and salves. My new recipe roundup series will showcase an herb or a type of dish and a bunch of great ideas for incorporating…

Ancestral intuition; The use of sensory recognition in herbal medicine.

Generation after generation knowledge and experiences with herbs and other beings have been passed down. Thousands of years of learning and observing. The application of these teachings and what has yet to be learned, on a person to person basis, can come from ones own experiences and use of the senses.

A Close-Up On Nettle

In my “neck of the woods” (the California foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range), I know spring is right around the corner when tiny nettle leaves start sprouting up through the snow. They’re easy to spot with their ridged ovate leaves and unmistakably prickly hairs that cover both the stems and leaves. Nettle…

Love Your Liver: Herbal & Lifestyle Liver Support

Do you know where your liver is? Could you put your hands over it right this minute & give it some love? Many of us don’t exactly know where our livers are in our bodies — or the wide array of functions our lovely livers perform for us every moment of every day! The liver…

Demystifying the Herbal Secrets from Ayurveda

I often wonder what would be the one common desire that has always eluded human kind across ages since its existence. As and more I observe around, I notice that it’s not just humans, but all living forms, that their quest to outlive each other exists. It’s the desire for longevity, a continuous endeavour to…

Artist conk; The Ancient Reishi Part 3

By keeping up with “housekeeping” we maintain a certain level of wellness, and potentially reduce the impact, ability to recover, and the severity of major issues that life may throw at us.

My Four Best Herbs to Beat Your Seasonal Allergies!

Spring is in the air – there’s slight warmth to the breeze, the tulips are beginning to poke through the ground and the trees are starting to bud… Unfortunately for many, another sure sign winter is over are the seasonal allergies that can make life miserable for the spring and summer months. When the pollen…

Should it Stay a Hobby or Grow Into a Business? Part 1 – Laws

You’ve been working on your studies and growing so much. You’ve developed so many amazing skills and would love to share what you can make with others. You start thinking of selling at markets or perhaps online. This series will help you explore the things you should consider before taking the plunge. I can only…

Medical Marijuana: Finding the right strain for you

So the federal government in Canada is announcing its plans in the next 2 weeks for the legalization of recreational cannabis and here, in British Columbia, dispensaries have been serving communities for the last few years making access to cannabis easier, more widespread and less hush hush.  Gone are the days where buying on the…

The Dandelion: Strong Medicine for Social Justice

As the homestretch of the new federal administration’s first 100 days  and the warmth of a rising spring approaches, I am reflecting on a few interesting connections I’ve stumbled across recently between Dandelion and and the pursuit of social justice. But before I share those with you all, I want to address a question which…

Herbal (and other) Hangover Cures

St Patrick’s Day… one of those holiday’s where everyone is a little Irish, lots of drinks are had and a few jigs danced (usually after the drinks are had) and then all that fun is followed by any or all of the following: pounding headache, upset stomach, loss of appetite, fatigue, dehydration, maybe even vomiting…