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  • Nettle (Urtica dioica) may well be my favorite herb, and is certainly one of my best and most consistent sellers are Herban Wellness.  An herb high in chlorophyll, minerals and […]

    Refreshing Mineral Tea: August Tea of the Month

    Nettle (Urtica dioica) may well be my favorite herb, and is certainly one of my best and most consistent sellers are Herban Wellness.  An herb high in chlorophyll, minerals and […]

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  • A plant that grows abundantly and well in the Pacific Northwest, many people are familiar with it only because of its sting (its other name is Stinging Nettle).  This “sting” […]

    Nettle

    A plant that grows abundantly and well in the Pacific Northwest, many people are familiar with it only because of its sting (its other name is Stinging Nettle).  This “sting” […]

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  • Herbs are plants, and contain many compounds, so unlike most pharmaceutical medications, they often do not have as dramatic an action, but they also usually don’t have as many negative […]

    Why and who uses herbs?

    Herbs are plants, and contain many compounds, so unlike most pharmaceutical medications, they often do not have as dramatic an action, but they also usually don’t have as many negative […]

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  • I often get puzzled looks when I use the word “tincture” or describe an infusion of herbs.  What is an elixir versus a tonic?  Why do we extract in alcohol?  […]

    Herbal Preparations: some helpful terminology

    I often get puzzled looks when I use the word “tincture” or describe an infusion of herbs.  What is an elixir versus a tonic?  Why do we extract in alcohol?  […]

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  • Devil’s club is a familiar sight in our local woods, and a plant many hikers (or bush-whackers) know only as a nasty plant they may have grabbed once on accident.  […]

    Devil’s club: the Northwest’s Adaptogen

    Devil’s club is a familiar sight in our local woods, and a plant many hikers (or bush-whackers) know only as a nasty plant they may have grabbed once on accident.  […]

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  • Stress is unavoidable at points in our lives.  The goal is to manage our response to stressors in such a way that it is not detrimental to our health or […]

    Stress Adaptation Tea

    Stress is unavoidable at points in our lives.  The goal is to manage our response to stressors in such a way that it is not detrimental to our health or […]

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  • The beautiful hawthorn tree, with its leaves that look like mini oak leaves and its spiny branches, is in flower right now, from snowy white to a medium pink depending […]

    Hawthorn: The Heart Tree

    The beautiful hawthorn tree, with its leaves that look like mini oak leaves and its spiny branches, is in flower right now, from snowy white to a medium pink depending […]

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  • The days are long in the summer, and generally we are more active, spending more time outdoors hiking, running, biking, or participating in sports.  Herbs can do a lot to […]

    Tea of the Month for May: Restoration Tea

    The days are long in the summer, and generally we are more active, spending more time outdoors hiking, running, biking, or participating in sports.  Herbs can do a lot to […]

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  • A tea designed with the fresh green growth of Spring in mind.  Nettle, Cleavers, and Dandelion leaf are all experiencing fresh new growth in the woods and fields around us.  […]

    Tea of the month for April: Spring Tea

    A tea designed with the fresh green growth of Spring in mind.  Nettle, Cleavers, and Dandelion leaf are all experiencing fresh new growth in the woods and fields around us.  […]

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  • Let’s begin at the beginning, where all good stories begin.  Herbal medicine is the use of plants for therapeutic purposes, and human being have been using plants this way for […]

    What is herbal medicine?

    Let’s begin at the beginning, where all good stories begin.  Herbal medicine is the use of plants for therapeutic purposes, and human being have been using plants this way for […]

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