About Author: Katya

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http://www.HerbanWellness.net
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Katya has a deep respect and passion for the natural world and the ongoing dance to achieve balance in health and purpose in life. Having experienced her own chronic health challenges since her teenage years, she can empathize with the health challenges many of us face at points in our lives. Having these experiences and seeing the connection time and again between her physical health and her mental and spiritual state, has helped her to see health as part of a whole system.

Posts by Katya

  • Rhodiola rosea is a plant used for its health-giving properties.  The root is harvested from this low-growing perennial plant that grows throughout the northern hemisphere in high elevations in Asia, […]

    Rhodiola

    Rhodiola rosea is a plant used for its health-giving properties.  The root is harvested from this low-growing perennial plant that grows throughout the northern hemisphere in high elevations in Asia, […]

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  • Turmeric root – A medicinal and culinary plant that comes to us from Southeast Asia, its Latin name is Curcuma longa and it is a member of the Zingiberaceae family, […]

    Turmeric root

    Turmeric root – A medicinal and culinary plant that comes to us from Southeast Asia, its Latin name is Curcuma longa and it is a member of the Zingiberaceae family, […]

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  • Inflammation is a word that we are all familiar with, and most of us have some associations in our own experience that we picture when this word is uttered. For […]

    Inflammation & Herbal Anti-inflammatories

    Inflammation is a word that we are all familiar with, and most of us have some associations in our own experience that we picture when this word is uttered. For […]

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  • Being an herbalist and owning an herbal apothecary for seven years, I have spent a lot of time educating people about the different forms herbs come in and helping them decide […]

    Tinctures? Teas? Essential Oils? When & why might you take these different herbal preparations?

    Being an herbalist and owning an herbal apothecary for seven years, I have spent a lot of time educating people about the different forms herbs come in and helping them decide […]

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  • The beautiful hawthorn tree, with its leaves that look like mini oak leaves and its spiny branches, produces abundant flowers (white or pink) that later create red berries.  Crataegus oxycantha […]

    Hawthorn berry, leaf, & flower

    The beautiful hawthorn tree, with its leaves that look like mini oak leaves and its spiny branches, produces abundant flowers (white or pink) that later create red berries.  Crataegus oxycantha […]

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  • Everyone wants healthy skin.  Everyone wants to look and feel good.  The skin is our body’s largest organ and it is intimately and inextricably linked to every other organ and […]

    Healthy Skin from the Inside Out

    Everyone wants healthy skin.  Everyone wants to look and feel good.  The skin is our body’s largest organ and it is intimately and inextricably linked to every other organ and […]

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  • The root of this European-sourced herb is primarily used in medicine, although the leaf is also used.  Its Latin name is Petasites hybridus and is a shrubby plant in the Asteraceae […]

    Butterbur

    The root of this European-sourced herb is primarily used in medicine, although the leaf is also used.  Its Latin name is Petasites hybridus and is a shrubby plant in the Asteraceae […]

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  • The vine of passionflower is used for its sedative, antispasmodic, and muscle-relaxing properties.  Passionflower is often used in tea blends, tinctures, or capsules for anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, heart palpitations […]

    Passionflower herb

    The vine of passionflower is used for its sedative, antispasmodic, and muscle-relaxing properties.  Passionflower is often used in tea blends, tinctures, or capsules for anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, heart palpitations […]

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  • Nervines are a category of herbs that act on the nervous system, helping to soothe, restore, and sedate the Central Nervous System (CNS) or the nerves of the Peripheral Nervous […]

    Sleep & Relax with Herbal Nervines

    Nervines are a category of herbs that act on the nervous system, helping to soothe, restore, and sedate the Central Nervous System (CNS) or the nerves of the Peripheral Nervous […]

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  • The dried bark of the Wild Cherry tree (Prunus serotina) is used medicinally, and is best known for its ability to sedate the cough reflex.  Found in herbal cough syrups […]

    Cherry bark (Wild Cherry bark)

    The dried bark of the Wild Cherry tree (Prunus serotina) is used medicinally, and is best known for its ability to sedate the cough reflex.  Found in herbal cough syrups […]

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