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...
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,...
The Environment and Your Skin

The Environment and Your Skin

(What you MUST Know About Photoaging) Your skin can change dramatically in different climates, and as seasons begin to change, not to mention how humidity (or lack thereof) and what high altitudes can do to your face…what you don’t know will age you – FAST. For...
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...