• August 1, 2023

Lovely Lavender

Lavender is the most popular essential oil used for aromatherapy. It is helpful for balancing the nervous system, aiding sleep, helping wounds heal, and fighting fungal infections.

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  • July 25, 2023

The Angelic Herb

Western angelica is a great alternative to dong quai. It can be used for many of the same purposes. It can be used as a digestive aid, female tonic, respiratory aid and support for helping with major life transitions. It is a versatile herb which can be used as an herb, flower essence, and essential oil for both physical ailments and emotional problems.

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  • July 14, 2023

Black Cohosh: Untangling and Dispelling the Darkness

Black cohosh is an antidepressant, antispasmodic, analgesic, and female tonic that releases people from feeling emotionally trapped and helps when struggling with dark, depressing situations. A native of the Eastern United States woodlands, it can be used as a flower essence, homeopathic remedy, extract or part of an herbal formula.

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  • July 10, 2023

Exploring Western Ephedra

Brigham tea is an underutilized alternative to Chinese ephedra, which was banned by the FDA in 2004. It is a safe and effective respiratory remedy which has been used to help with asthma, respiratory congestion, respiratory allergies, and more.

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  • July 4, 2023

The Amazing Maize

Corn, also known as maize, is a really unique plant in the grass family. It a valuable source of food and cornsilk can be used to help heal urinary problems. As a flower essence it can help people who have become ungrounded and disconnected from the reality of nature.

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  • June 27, 2023

Seaweeds as Food and Medicine

Foods from the sea have long been prized by native populations. Sea vegetables—seaweeds like kelp and dulse— were often transported far inland by native people as commodities of trade. Seaweeds are abundant in iodine and other minerals. They also contain mucilaginous fibers that absorb toxins, soothe irritated tissues, and act as bulk laxatives. They have also been used as fertilizers and seaweeds and extracts from them are also used in cosmetics and industry. 

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  • June 20, 2023

The Shy Violet

Don't overlook violets as a medicine, flower essence, and fragrance. They are aromatic and mucilaginous and act as a lymphatic tonic, expectorant, and diuretic. They're a good lymphatic herb and can help ease difficulty urinating and fight urinary tract infections.

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  • June 13, 2023


Chickweed is one of those weedy plants that’s easy to overlook, yet is both edible and medicinal. It’s found in moist places typically near woods. When I’ve seen it in Utah it’s typically been growing around trees in more moist areas of the Western forests. This herb is not only edible as a food, it’s also a versatile remedy for a wide range of health problems.

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