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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Let’s Talk About Tinctures, Elixirs, and Cordials

I love herbs, and I also enjoy alcohol. My dedicated readers know for sure that I adore honey...so it shouldn't surprise you that I generally do...

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...

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...

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...

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...