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Herbal Infusion for Fevers + Flu


Last summer at the International Herb Association’s convention, in Corning New York, my dear friend and mentor Rosemary Gladstar, was featured as the Otto Richter award winner and keynote speaker. She spent some additional time with us discussing her love of ELDER ~ herb of the year 2013.** Here’s one of her favourite tea blends for dealing [...]

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Soothe your skin this Winter!


The winter months can be a challenge for your skin care regimen! In and out of the cold and then, poor indoor air quality can combine to ‘wreak havoc’ with, even normally healthy skin. At the risk of stating the obvious; HYDRATE!  It’s more important than ever to drink good quality pure water, often. I’ve made my [...]

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Gifts for your HEART ~ celebrating 4 healthy ideas!

green and red healthy food

We all know that fresh fruits and veggies plus a selection of lean proteins contribute to a life-enhancing anti-inflammatory diet.  There is much written about making good choices. In honour of the feast of St. Valentine’s, here are FOUR herbs to consider when wanting to support the cardiovascular system.  I’ts just a glimpse but ~ [...]

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Easy Garlic Syrup


Garlic is one of the most versatile herbs in our herbal apothecary. Whether it’s raw, sautéed lightly, roasted, pickled, chopped into honey or made into syrup ~ it’s a super healer.  Garlic syrup is another favourite remedy for raspy or sore throats, congestion or coughs. It can alleviate congestion in the lungs as it can [...]

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Ginger Medicine


Here’s another wonderful herbal remedy to raise immunity and nourish the body in so many ways. Ginger has so much to offer us — it’s one of my favourite herbs. Ginger Syrup I love to make this special healing syrup. Ginger medicine can treat everything from arthritis, to digestive distress and heart issues.  It’s easy [...]

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Nuts about Nutmeg? You should be!


      Nutmeg is the kernel of a nut-like seed inside the fruit of the nutmeg tree. It can be spicy or sweet or quite bitter. Traditional healers have used it for centuries. Do you know that Nutmeg offers much in the realm of healing medicine?? Nutmeg’s unique taste comes from myristicin, which is a [...]

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Onions n’ Garlic n’ Curry oh my!


One of the best winter remedies is so simple. Most of us probably have Onions + Garlic + Curry powder. Years ago, my friend & mentor Rosemary Gladstar, shared this with her apprentices at her home on Sage Mountain in Vermont. The healing powers of these ingredients should not be underestimated! The original recipe does [...]

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HERB of the YEAR 2013 : ELDER


Elder medicine, as we affectionately call the various concoctions we make from the flowers and fruit of the Elder (Sambucus nigra/canadensis) is a wonderful herbal ally. The International Herb Association’s HERB OF THE YEAR for 2013 is indeed a powerful medicine. It’s more than just a ‘winter medicine’ but we’ll start there! Elder is a “STAR [...]

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Pomegranate Power!


Originally from Persia, the pomegranate (punica granatum) is one of the most nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruits available. Pomegranate juice is available year-round, thanks to a  series of  studies applauding its benefits. Pomegranates are loaded with Vitamins B  & C, folic acid, iron and potassium. POMEGRANATES are THE most powerful antioxidant of ALL fruits~ NOW [...]

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Cold-Kicker Honey I love to add herbs to honey to create another welcome winter remedy. It’s easy to make and simple to change to suit what’s needed. The honey helps to coat the throat and relieves irritation. Both anti-microbial and antioxidant, honey helps to fight bacteria and viruses. Due to its high sesquiterpene content, ginger [...]

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