Fire Cider – a spicy way to stay healthy this winter

For those of you who have tried our wonderful Fire Cider you will know that there are two words to describe it – “spicy” and “effective”.  Fire cider is a traditional folk remedy made by infusing vinegar and honey with powerful ingredients like garlic, onions, ginger, peppers, and horseradish. It is what herbalist traditionally referred […]

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Antioxidants Herbs For Happy Healthy Cells

Every substance that enters the body whether by mouth, respiration or through the skin travels through our blood and must be detoxified and neutralized. Heavy metals, radiation exposure, metabolite waste products from biochemical reactions, pain killers and most other over the counter drugs, saturated and rancid fats, smoking and alcohol consumption, high protein diets, pesticides […]

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Planting with the Moon

Haven’t you ever wondered why it is that you are successful some years with your herb, vegetable or flower planting, and other times you have failed miserably? No matter how careful you were the end results are pathetic and miserable specimens that weren’t worth the effort. Well maybe when you planted might have been a […]

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Spring Tonic Herb Harvesting

Spring has finally arrived, thank goodness, and with it comes all the lovely wild Spring greens. Throughout history these plants have proven vital to our ancestors health as they are the first plants to emerge after long winters and are chalked full of vitamins and minerals that can help to revitalize the body. These plants […]

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Heart Energy

This article was originally written by a US cardiologist who came to understand that there is more to cardiac health than is normally recognized. Given that February is heart month we thought we would like to share what he wrote with all of you as it is really quite amazing! He mentions the herbs Motherwort […]

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Indigenous Medicinal Mushrooms

In the Creston Valley we are blessed with an abundance of healing plants and are extremely fortunate that many healing mushrooms make their home in the area as well. Over the last few years we have been working towards using more and more indigenous plants in our herbal products and have started incorporating in our […]

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The Legend and Lore of Herbs

Along with their medicinal and culinary uses the history of herbs is full of wonderful legends and lore, myths and superstitions. This month we thought we would have a bit of fun and retrace some of these delightful tales with you!

Throughout the centuries, herbs have provided many practical uses. Their aromatic leaves have been used […]

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The Where, When & How of Harvesting Medicinal Herbs

Harvest time is in full swing for herbalists and many people will ask us about the way in which they should harvest the plants they hope to use for making food and medicine. So we thought we would give you a quick crash course this month on best practices for herbal harvesting.

Where:
Herbs should be harvested […]

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More Than Just Pretty Flowers

Each year the Spring and Summer brings an abundance of beautiful flower to our gardens – flowers we admire for their beauty and fragrance but are generally unaware that they offer more than these esthetic qualities. This month we thought we would look at a few of these flowers and share with you some of […]

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Companion Planting with Herbs

Did you know that your home-grown tomatoes will taste better simply by planting sweet basil next to them? Or that by incorporating some caraway plants throughout your garden will help to loosen the soil? Many people have heard about the benefits of planting roses with garlic, but did you know that using feverfew with your […]

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