Plant Medicine for the Herbal Reluctant

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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. ...

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Garden Herbs

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Happy spring! It was a mild winter here in the PNW; buds are popping open, and plants are emerging early. The herbs in my garden are arising healthy and rarin’ to go after a winter’s sleep under mineral rich rotting leaves. It seems that everyone has spring fever!

Lately I’ve been talking with a lot of people about what they will be planting this year. Everyone has their favorite herbs in their gardens. ...

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Recipe: Nettle Pesto

 

 

 

Nettle Pesto!

 

 

 

 

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 nutrient rich, especially in iron, selenium, calcium, niacin, magnesium, and ...

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