herbalism

Pamper Yourself with Facial Treatments Made with Food

guest post by John Pitt A basic facial treatment can set you back from $80 to $150. Throw in some special serums or eye treatment, and it...

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...

Yoni Steaming: An act of self love

Perhaps you’ve heard of using steam for health and beauty. There are many ways to use steam therapy, from saunas to herbal steams for the face and sinuses....

Valerian Mint Cordial

Valerian Mint Cordial or as it is called in my home: "Shut Up and Go To Sleep!" No matter how hard I try to maintain a good...

How to make Ginger Tea

There are a few teas that I make as often as I make Ginger Tea.  From the moment I put the cup to my lips...

Lavender Infused Honey Recipe

  Lavender Infused Honey is potent and delicious, but it is not just for eating! It's also great to have on hand for a first aid...

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...

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Mint Wine

Mint, mint, mint. Once you get a good patch of mint planted, you should quickly have more mint than you can ever figure out how...

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...

Book Review: The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr

A lavishly illustrated modern herbal When I got my hands on a copy of The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr,...

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...

Local Business Love: West Asheville

Good day, folks!  I recently spent a lovely day accomplishing wonderful things around West Asheville, like getting my ukulele restrung and tuned, eating Thunderstruck Coffee...

Lose Weight the Easy Way: Cinnamon and Honey?

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...

Recipe Box: Herbal Cough Syrup (Infusion)

It has been a doozy of a winter - not just colder than usual, but wet, and with fluctuating temperatures. This sort of combination has...