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Back to School: An Herbalist’s Guide to Keeping Your Child Healthy

Constant colds, ear infections, runny noses and stomach bugs don’t have to be an accepted part of going back to school. A healthy body is the best defense against illness and disease and building a strong immune system provides the protection you need to keep the body strong and reduce the risk of infection. A … Continue reading “Back to School: An Herbalist’s Guide to Keeping Your Child Healthy”

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BLACKBERRY THYME OXYMEL

WHAT IS AN OXYMEL? Oxymel originates from the Latin word oxymeli meaning acid and honey. An oxymel is a mixture of vinegar, honey and herbs used in many traditions as a medicinal drink. Not all herbs taste great, and a spoonful of sugar will definitely help the medicine go down. But herbs are much more than “medicine”.  … Continue reading “BLACKBERRY THYME OXYMEL”

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HOW DO I TAKE HERBS? ~ TEA, INFUSION OR TINTURE?

There are many different ways to prepare and ingest herbs  – hot and cold infusions, suppositories, oxymels, and syrups are some examples.  A few of the most common ways are teas, infusions and alcohol tinctures.  Choosing the best method depends on what condition you are treating and the therapeutic effect you are looking for. Water extracts only the … Continue reading “HOW DO I TAKE HERBS? ~ TEA, INFUSION OR TINTURE?”

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