Mountain Tea

Growing wild in most Mediterranean and many Central European regions, Mountain Tea has a long history of use as an herb of healing and magic. This fuzzy flowering plant known formally as Sideritis syriaca has a host of folk names including Ironwort and Shepherd’s Tea. The Greek word Sideritis where Mountain Tea gets its formal …

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Greenthread Navajo Tea

Recently I was introduced to a sweet little plant that grows wild where I live and has grown wild in the hearts of Indigenous people’s from across the Southwest United States for ages. Lovingly known as Navajo Tea or Indian Tea, Thelesperma spp. is a relative of both the Daisy and Sunflower and is most …

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Sacred Blossom Farm

Among the ‘green blooded’ people, those who love plants, there seems to be an endless stream of synchronicity. We often find ourselves in the same places at the same time, reaching for the same book at the bookstore, or wandering on the same paths in the wilderness. In the case of Sacred Blossom Farm, we …

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Adaptogen Herbal Teas

In case you didn’t already know, I am a huge fan of the adaptogen class of herbs. These specialized, powerful herbs bring something extremely important to our modern lives- and I think they’re one of the most crucial types of plant medicines to understand and work with. I’ve devoted my clinical practice to working with …

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Healing with Holy Basil

Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum), also known as Tulsi throughout the Southeast Asian world, is perhaps one of my most favorite medicinal herbs to work with. The vibrant green and purple colors, the robust and exotic flavors and aromas, and the deep and profound healing effects it shares with us never cease to stir up great …

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Cure Teas

If you’ve been reading my blog for long, you know that I am a huge advocate for working with whole herbs when making teas. The reasons are endless, but the most important are that the medicinal properties of the herbs are contained in the natural cell structures when the herbs have not been powdered, volatile …

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