I knew including Cannabis in the Herbal Mindfulness course curriculum would ruffle some feathers. I chose to include Cannabis because it is a wonderful herbal ally. While Cannabis may have a reputation as being a controversial plant, there’s nothing controversial about sharing energy with Cannabis. Often when we think about Cannabis our mind first goes … Continue reading Yes, Cannabis is an Herbal Ally!
Last fall I visited my friend Kate's house in Southern Maine for a gathering of strong women to observe the change of the seasons. In addition to our festive activities, we ventured outside for a photoshoot among the New England Autumn colors. Kate lives in a historic and well known house that just happens to … Continue reading The Energy and Spirit of Burdock
Is catnip just for cats? No way! Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a member of the mint family and may also be known as catmint or catswort. Catnip will give your feline friend its trademark eutrophic effect but it also does wonderful things for humans. Catnip is a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and … Continue reading Catnip
Eucalyptus is antibacterial, anti inflammatory and anti microbial making it a versatile plant. In lozenges or as an inhalant, eucalyptus is great at fighting colds and respiratory issues by acting as a decongestant and expectorant. In a gargle, eucalyptus can soothe a sore throat and relieve symptoms from sinusitis in addition to fighting tooth decay … Continue reading Eucalyptus