The entire dandelion plant is a primo liver healer and strengthener. We can live without our fingers, we can lose an arm and still keep going, but we can’t live without our liver! Dandelion nourishes and strengthens our immune system. It is a digestive bitter, as it heals and nourishes the entire digestive tract. It helps us to get full nutrition from the foods we eat, and tones and nourishes the spleen, skin, nerves, kidneys, glands, urinary, circulatory, lymph, and gallbladder. It ...Continue Reading → Share
The lushness of spring is breathtaking here in the Pacific Northwest. The soil warms and the plants are lift their leaves and flowers to take in the sun, water, and the breath of all life around them.
Spending time in the garden, prattling about weeding, hoeing, planting are all first steps to healing with herbs. Breathe in their scent and the oxygen they give. ...Continue Reading → Share
Spring is (finally) in the air here in the PNW; buds are popping open, and plants are emerging. The herbs in my garden are arising healthy and rarin’ to go after a cold winter’s sleep under mineral rich rotting leaves. It seems that everyone has spring fever!
Lately I’ve been talking with a lot of ...Continue Reading → Share
Nothing says, “See ya, winter!” like harvesting nettles in the early spring for food and medicine. After a long dark winter, harvesting nettles is a very welcome treat. For me, the abundance of chlorophyll, antioxidants, macro and micro nutrients, and alkaloids in nettles provides the quintessential shot of life that can be so badly needed.
Not only are nettles incredibly ...Continue Reading → Share