ARTICLES & RESOURCES

Our mission at Herban Wellness is clearly rooted in being an anchor in the community for herbally-supported health and wellness empowerment—and these articles and linked resources are a great place to start your journey.

One of my absolute favorite herbs, this flavorful berry has been a lifesaver for me personally, as it excellent for the adrenal glands and the stress response, helping to increase resiliency and stabilizing energy levels. As an herbal “adaptogen,” schisandra berry is in a category dominated mostly by the roots of plants, such as ginseng, […]

When looking at herbal approaches to stress relief, the adrenal glands and the nervous system are the primary systems to support. The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys and produce some hormones, including the “fight or flight” hormones epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline), and the stress hormone cortisol. The adrenal glands become […]

Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet – a meadow plant that prefers moist areas, this…
October 7, 2010/by Katya

Lemon balm

Lemon balm – a member of the mint family, this plant grows…
September 30, 2010/by Katya

Immune Power Ball Recipe – with Astragalus root

Immune Power Balls
Adapted from “Herbal Recipes for Vibrant…
September 29, 2010/by Katya

Dandelion root & leaf

Dandelion – a very common plant most people know for its sunny…
September 29, 2010/by Katya

Refreshing Mineral Tea: August Tea of the Month

 

Nettle (Urtica dioica) may well be my favorite herb,…
August 11, 2010/by Katya

Nettle

A plant that grows abundantly and well in the Pacific Northwest,…
August 11, 2010/by Katya

Why and who uses herbs?

Herbs are plants, and contain many compounds, so unlike most…
August 9, 2010/by Katya

Herbal Preparations: some helpful terminology

I often get puzzled looks when I use the word “tincture”…
July 8, 2010/by Katya

Devil’s club: the Northwest’s Adaptogen

Devil's club is a familiar sight in our local woods, and a plant…
June 11, 2010/by Katya

Stress Adaptation Tea

Stress is unavoidable at points in our lives.  The goal is to…
June 10, 2010/by Katya

Hawthorn: The Heart Tree

The beautiful hawthorn tree, with its leaves that look like mini…
May 7, 2010/by Katya

Tea of the month for April: Spring Tea

A tea designed with the fresh green growth of Spring in mind. …
April 8, 2010/by Katya

What is herbal medicine?

Let’s begin at the beginning, where all good stories begin. …
January 10, 2010/by Katya