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...
Cloudberry Seed: Toxic or Terrific?

Cloudberry Seed: Toxic or Terrific?

Cloudberry Seed: Toxic or Terrific? It’s easy to conjure up an image of the poetically named Cloudberry (Rubus Chamaemorus) as some sort of heavenly fruit perched loftily in the sky, but what is this ingredient really all about? Is it as innocent as it sounds, or does...
Forest Bathing: Clean from the Inside Out

Forest Bathing: Clean from the Inside Out

How do you get clean while getting down and dirty on the trail? It may seem counterintuitive at first, but if your equal parts are intrigued and perplexed by what exactly ‘forest bathing’ is, read on What is Forest Bathing? Contrary to its name, forest bathing...
Jewelweed: Toxic or Terrific? 

Jewelweed: Toxic or Terrific? 

Jewelweed: Toxic or Terrific?  Enjoying the great outdoors in the height of summer, but the effects of too much sun and too little moisture got you down? Summertime poses a unique set of challenges to the skin. Beach time causes a sunburn which leaves the skin dry,...
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...