Herbal Articles

Brain Health and Memory-Gotu Kola to the Rescue!

Gotu Kola is one of my two favorite herbs for increasing brain function and memory. It is an herb from India with many wonderful qualities. Years a... Read More

Herbal Cleanses? Liver Cleanses? What you Need to Know-Part I

We hear about ‘herbal cleansing’, ‘spring cleanse’ and ‘liver cleansing’ often. There are products on the market with all k... Read More

Eyebright for Allergies and Other Natural Remedy Tips

Eyebright, which grows in the northern US and Canada, is astringing and a decogestant, and may be what will help during allergy season. It is... Read More

Three Commonly Overlooked Herbal Remedies

It is easy in our culture to want the ‘best’ the ‘strongest’ medicine for your ills. Western medicine has a ‘kill-what-is-invading-your-body’... Read More

Inaugurate Self Care: Tips to Build Your Herbal Apothecary

Starting your personal herbal apothecary can be exciting. People enjoy the process of researching what herbs they want to try, ordering tinctures and ... Read More

Three common mistakes in herbal medicine

I often receive calls and emails from people who have tried this or that herbal remedy but didn’t notice any results and thus, didn’t think it worked. After ... Read More

Getting back to our Autumn Roots: Meet Codonopsis

I included this lesser known herb in my autumn roots series, because it deserves some attention. Codonopsis deeply nourishes the immune system and... Read More

Getting back to our Autumn Roots: Meet Astragalus

If you, or your child, get sick frequently in wintertime, Astragalus might be the perfect choice to strengthen the immune system for the long haul... Read More

Getting back to our Autumn Roots: Meet Ashwaganda

Ashwaganda is a deep-acting root which nourishes our entire endocrine system and regulates all of our hormone-producing glands: from thyroid to adrenals to our h... Read More

The Herbalist’s Guide to Your Healing Holiday Plate: Thyme

Thyme is anti-viral and anti-bacterial, great for coughs that are ‘wet’ (think mucous) head colds, flu and low fevers. It contains hig... Read More