There are so many ways to get kids excited about herbs and herbal medicine. Here are six fun ways to introduce herbalism for kids, shared by Kristine Brown of Herbal Roots Zine.
Tending a garden and making herbal remedies from plants you cultivated is a great way to gracefully transition with the seasons. As we move into fall, the sun becomes less intense and the night sky starts to arrive sooner, a symmetry of light and dark. Leaves are starting to fall on the ground and soon growth energy will be focused on root development. To help you live in harmony with the season, here are my fall gardening tips, plus five healing plants to grow.
Some of the most popular herbs – Echinacea, ginseng, goldenseal, and many more – are being rapidly depleted from their native habitats at alarming, devastating rates. Here are eight popular at-risk herbs and their associated medicinal qualities that you should consider growing if you want to use them
Summertime is here and it’s the perfect time to get kids out of the house and into the garden! School is out, days are lazy and the heat and rain of summer do wonders for growing herbs. Here are some simple tips for herb gardening with kids.
So you’ve made an herbal tincture. Your flowers, leaves, roots, or other herbs have been macerating in a jar for several weeks, infusing the alcohol with their medicine. Now it’s time to strain those botanicals. What’s the best method? We have two simple ways to show you how to strain tinctures.
Wildcrafting is a great way to teach children respect for the land while expanding their wisdom of herbs and empowering them to take control of their health. Here’s what you need to know to start wildcrafting with kids.
Foraging for edible or medicinal plants? Here’s how to have a fun and rewarding experience without harming the environment or yourself.
From a scattering of basil on healthy greens pizza to a handful of mint in a pitcher of iced tea, fresh herbs make our meals shine. More than just garnish, herbs like basil and mint provide a punch of flavor, nutrients, and healing properties. Fresh herbs can get expensive, though, whether you’re buying cut herbs…
Here is a cute yet elegant gift idea that will delight many people on your gift list. (Spoiler alert: many of my girlfriends are getting these for the holidays.) Creating botanical perfumes has been growing in popularity amongst grassroots herbalists in the past several years. I have to confess I have bought more perfumes in the…
Years ago my friend Kimberly Gallagher told me that each year she likes to try something different with her favorite herbs. I immediately resonated with this inspiring idea and have tried to follow suit. There is truly no end to learning about plants! Letting inspiration be my guide, I decided to focus on using marshmallow…