Your Backyard Medicine Cabinet

Your Backyard Medicine Cabinet

Your backyard medicine cabinet is our heritage of healing as a civilization stems (pun intended) from humans using the local, regional plants most conveniently located to them for aiding the most common issues that faced them. The medicine people belonging to lineages...
Clinical Skin Care – From a Botanical Perspective

Clinical Skin Care – From a Botanical Perspective

Treating skin discoloration is a big business in spas and skincare clinics and is growing tremendously by the day! The rise in photo-aging is caused by the sun and environmental exposure and the impact of technology and electronic devices and the HEV (high energy...
Wildcrafting vs Organic?

Wildcrafting vs Organic?

What Is “Wildcrafted” Skin Care?  A Deeper Look at Botanicals As consumers become more informed and selective about what they use on their skin, questions arise about which is better when it comes to ingredients and products they should use: Natural or...
The Holy Trio of Redness-Zapping Herbs

The Holy Trio of Redness-Zapping Herbs

Dealing with rosacea and any other skin condition characterized by stubborn redness and irritation can feel like an uphill battle. Thankfully, there are a number of beneficial botanical allies, which seem like their intention is to tackle this kind of persistent...
The Spring Equinox: Life Force Energy for Plant Medicine

The Spring Equinox: Life Force Energy for Plant Medicine

How Shifting Earth Energy and the Lunar Calendar Impact Herbal Medicine and Wellness   When the northern hemisphere begins to lean towards the sun, and the sun passes the equator, moving south to north, we get the spring equinox or first official day of spring....
Turmerics Impact on Your Skin Health

Turmerics Impact on Your Skin Health

Turmeric is a “super spice” that provides anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects and is used to treat many health problems and digestive and skin issues. Tumeric stimulates new cell growth is rich in antioxidants, thus destroying free radicals and...
In Honor of Women and Herbal Medicine

In Honor of Women and Herbal Medicine

“In honoring the women who came before us, let’s remember Emma Dupree (1897 – 1996), an influential herbalist in Eastern North Carolina. The daughter of freed slaves, she grew up on the Tar River and was known locally as a “granny woman.”...
Rich Traditions in Herbalism: African-American Medicine Ways

Rich Traditions in Herbalism: African-American Medicine Ways

Attuning to and uplifting black people’s voices in herbalism is one way of celebrating and honoring the rich cultural lineages that both American and African herbalism offer. When we can see our own stories reflected along the diverse paths of those who have...
Your Immune System and Your Skin

Your Immune System and Your Skin

Potent Herbal Remedies from The Inside Out Immunity is not just about staving off colds and the flu in the nick of time and bolstering up your internal engines against what’s going around, whether it’s related to the current pandemic or not. Real immunity is about...
Clarity from the Inside Out

Clarity from the Inside Out

The autumn is the perfect time for digging roots of medicinal and edible plants like dandelion, chicory, yellow dock, and burdock. Many of these abundant botanicals may be growing wild around you, regardless of whether you are an urban or rural dweller. Just before...