Tag: herbal education

Using Motherwort for Grief

Grief is a powerful thing. It is terrible, but necessary. Grief is a mix of many large emotions, and it is a state that we each experience in different ways. It is inescapable - we will each of us grieve at some point in our lives. Grief is the river of tears that carries us through loss, through change, through ...

Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine: 2017 Scholarship

The fantastic folks at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine have announced the scholarship program for their 2017 school year. In 2016, they awarded 28 scholarships totaling $39,400! Their goals for offering scholarships for both their Online Herbal Medicine Making Course and the Online Herbal Immersion ...

Herbal Education Opportunities!

Dig your roots into an herbal education this spring…It just so happens that two of my favorite herbal schools are offering specials on their courses. That makes this an excellent time to invest in your herbal education!  Here's the deal:The Herbal Academy The Herbal Academy is a wonderful school. For over a year ...

Handcrafted Herbalism – do you want a free class?

Handcrafted Herbalism: foraging, botany, medicines Perhaps you wish to invest in an herbal education course, but you are daunted by the cost; both of money and of your own energy. I understand how hard it is to navigate the deluge of herbal information out there, and find a resource you can trust. That's ...

Yarrow for Fever and Flu

Yarrow for Fever and Flu It seems rather innocuous, this lovely white flower, but yarrow has earned many expressive titles: staunchwort, wound wort, nosebleed, knight’s milfoil…most of these names are crediting yarrow’s remarkable ability to stop a wound from bleeding while reducing pain and infection. These are ...

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Let’s Talk About: How to use Lavender

How to use Lavender? When I think of lavender, I think of soap. Specifically, the little, purple, seashell-shaped soaps that lived in my grandmother's soap dish in the main bathroom of the house. Those delicate little soaps were intended to be there for show, not for use. They were so fancy and smelled so ...

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Herbs to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

Ouch. Uh-oh. I know that small, pinching burning pain. I've felt that before. If you've ever had to live with urinary tract infections, that small sting that comes just as you finish peeing is a feeling that you tend not to forget! I had that feeling one morning recently and jumped into action - I don't ...

Ask a Pixie: Seasonal Allergies and Remedies

Howdy, folks! I’ve been getting lots of reader questions and comments sent to my inbox, and so I’m beginning a new feature called “Ask A Pixie” where I will answer your queries anonymously as a blog post.  Got a question? Now, bear in mind that I am an herbalist, but not licensed to offer medical advice. What I can ...

How do I learn about herbs?

So you want to be an herbalist or to learn about herbs and plant wisdom. Good for you! How do you get started to learn about herbs? Stepping onto an herbal path can seem overwhelming at first, especially in these modern days of mass communication. It is a blessing to have so much information at our fingertips, but ...

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Let’s Talk About: Catnip Herbal Remedies

 Oh, sweet Catnip! My yard has a very happy spot in it during the warm months - right next to a nice spot next to a sun-warmed rock wall lives a towering bush of catnip.  His longest branches have grown to be taller than I am, and his flowering tips wave a fond greeting whenever I come down to the garden. Catnip ...

LET’S TALK ABOUT: GINGER HERBAL REMEDIES - from Pixie's Pocket

Let’s Talk About: Ginger Herbal Remedies

Gingerbread, gingersnaps, pickled ginger, candied ginger, powdered ginger, fresh sliced ginger, ginger ale, ginger gum... I just can't get enough of ginger!  He is one of my favorite herbal allies for many reasons. Ginger is aligned with deities like Apollo or Lugh in my mind, sharing that intense, young sun god ...

Damiana: my favorite love potion ingredient

Damiana is bright and beautiful! I love damiana, you guys. It is seriously one of my favorite herbal allies, and definitely my favorite aphrodisiac. Damiana brings a spicy, floral, woody flavor to everything you add it to, and the red hue it lends to teas and to honey is absolutely heartwarming. If Damiana were in ...

Pixie’s Pocket Spotlight: Sister Health Honey

Now, you might find yourself asking 'Sister Health...Honey?? What could she mean by that?' I know a lot of people wonder about me and my yard-nibbling ways. There are many who believe that health is something that can only be delivered by pills or white coated people who speak a little Latin. Well, phooey! ...

Chickweed as an Herbal Ally

Poor Little Chickweed Hush now, don't tell! I'm harboring a fugitive. She is constantly under attack by my neighbors for being a pest - they try to poison her, stab her, slash her, cover her in mulch and choke her out...but don't you worry. She's safe in my backyard, for now, poor thing. Her name is Stellaria Media, ...

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