herbs

Herbal Relief for Bartholin Cysts

It is easy to get upset when something is wrong with our most tender, personal bits. Imagine the panic when you wake up and discover...

Foraging for Rose Hips in Winter

Roses are the gift that keeps on giving! In spring, the scent of their flowers permeates the breeze, and I forage petals for food and...

Event: Asheville Herb Swap [Oct. 9, 2016]

Herbalists of Asheville are invited to a free herb swap! Harvest season is waning and winter is coming our way, It is time to take...

The Magic of Mimosa: Cordial and Tincture Recipes

My love and I went a-foraging in the wild forest of invasive plants that covers the empty lot next door. This lot would be almost impassable...

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....

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...

How to make Mint Infused Sugar

So, you've made a mint extract. You've made mint tea and stored enough dried mint to last you through a few winters. Maybe you've made...

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...

Three Recipes: Blackberry Bitters, Blackberry Cordial & Blackberry Simple Syrup

Blackberries, soon to be blackberry cordial! Summer days in these mountains mean many wonderful things - fireflies blinking in the dusk,...

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...

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...

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...

Moontime Tea to help the ebb and flow

The moon is rising huge and silver in the sky this evening - full and bright! We are pushed and pulled along by the...

Recipe Box: Fire Vinegar (Fire Cider)

The weather in western North Carolina can be a tease. We had our first freeze in October, but since then the temperatures have been leaping...