Beautiful Monday morning hike with my fellow acupuncturist @wangwellness. I love the journey of time I'm traveling with my colleagues...witnessing one another survive four years of grad school, grow, struggle, and succeed is the ultimate reward of friendship. Plus I LOVE talking herbal medicine with this brilliant man! He always takes me back to the Shang Han Lun and teaches me some new tricks. If you need a #menshealth specialist in the SF area, make sure you seek out @wangwellness!
Chamomile, Yarrow and coriander flowering. All herbs that can help improve your wellbeing. Chamomile is a carminative, both for the digestive system and nervous system. It'll help settled indigestion and help induce sleep. Yarrow is a immune herb helping the respiratory system. And coriander is excellent for gut health - seeds are best for coriander.
Can't wait to add to my little herb collection over the next year 😊😊 #naturopath#herbs#herbalmedicine#wellbeing#gardening#nature#grounding#healthyself
Really enjoying where I'm at in life right now.
My stress level is low, my goals are coming into fruition, I feel divinely guided. In the flow of the universe. Exactly where I need to be.
Do trust that this is a new feeling for me. I have been forever scattered, lost, aloof. The ultimate spiritual woman's demise. Feeling too much all of the time. But this alignment feels so good. So natural. There will always be the ups and the downs. The guided and the lost. Knowing and appreciating these ebbs and flows is something I have recently discovered, and I love it more than all the other wisdom I have gained in this lifetime. Living cyclically instead of linearly.
Globe artichoke or Cynara scolymus has a long history of being used as a vegetable delicacy and medicinal agent. The flavonoids and phenolic acids are thought to be what gives the globe artichoke its therapeutic benefits.
The main actions of globe artichoke is as an antioxidant, liver protective, choleric and cholagogue meaning it supports bile flow, lipid lowering and has been tested on a range of disease states for its blood glucose lowering ability, anti fungal and antispasmodic properties.
In addition, globe artichoke contains 3% inulin which functions as a prebiotic, stimulating growth of bifidobacterium in the intestine and is associated with enhanced function of gastrointestinal system and immune system.
Globe artichoke has a strong affinity for the liver and assists with a sluggish liver, indigestion and loss of appetite.
Globe artichoke can be used as food as medicine or is used by naturopaths in liquid formulations.
Before commencing any natural health treatment, please speak to a health practitioner.
Bringing ancestral practices of the HILOTS to present. ✊🏽 People today are so quick to assume that the wellness community ostracizes people of color, of the gender spectrum, and of the lower-middle class - but let's remember that these practices originated from a sea of beautiful diversity & it is possible to practice with humility and respect to where credit is due. 👏🏽 #malunggay#knowyourroots#wellnessisaccessible
My hands swelled up this summer and I stopped being able to wear my wedding ring, for the first time since being married five years prior. I thought it was the heat, and that the swelling would pass, but it hasn’t. .
I told my aunt about this offhandedly, and she (rather apologetically) reminded me that is one of the early signs of rheumatoid arthritis, which she knows all about because she herself has RA.
So I did the thing you should never do: I read about RA on webmd and other websites with articles like, “5 early signs of RA”. 😂 I mean, good god, what was I thinking?! Never do that - You’ll be convinced you have every disease!
But then, how else to learn? How else to educate yourself? Libraries are a good start, but I haven’t gotten there yet.
. I have all the (somewhat vague, could be anything) early symptoms of RA, so I made a doctors appointment and read what I could find about diagnosis, which was informative, not like reading “5 early signs of RA” shit.
I share this because it’s been an interesting and reflective journey for me so far, and gives me insight into people’s experiences with disease. I’ve had a variety of thoughts and emotions arise that rather surprised me. .
I felt a desire for a diagnosis, I felt a desire for knowledge, and I felt a feeling like....if I were to have a disease condition such as this, it almost feels like: I’m special, I get special care, special attention, diet, etc. .
It sounds utterly bizarre but that came up for me! So I sat with it, am still sitting with it, along with the other thoughts and emotions. I used to be so neurotic about my health - afraid a swollen lymph node was a tumor, that sort of thing, all the time. .
My mom had ovarian cancer for 10+ years before it was detected, and by then it had spread throughout her pelvis and even into her colon. So, I was not hard on myself for being neurotic, it made sense that I was. But, I find little of that neurotic, irrational fear about my health now. I feel little fear about this “health scare” I find myself in now. .
I feel confident in my body’s power to heal, and in disease being an ordinary part of life. Whatever unfolds, I feel ok with.
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It’s going to be a long shoot day! Follow along on our story as we shoot up in the Hollywood hills and create some content for an amazing musician! Love what I do, but sometimes my feet don’t.... obsessed with this new product we carry! These babies are apart of our #stockingstuffersforthesoul shopping list!! Tis the season to love your sole/soul #soleshakers@wildhoneyfamily ✨✨
Pick these up at the link in our bio. ✌🏻
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Thuja / Arborvitae / White Cedar ~ One of my favorite medicinal trees I encounter on kayaking trips up north (especially the Adirondacks NY and Pittsburg NH). The greens extracted in oil (alcohol intermediary preferred), alcohol, or vinegar do an excellent job fighting off icky skin conditions like fungus and warts. Homeopathic or low doses internally can be used in chronic fungal states and to boost deep immune function (this herb can be toxic in moderate to large amounts internally, though). The resin smells heavenly when burned on charcoal. And it’s simply a beautiful tree. Learn more about it on the virtual herb walk page on my website at #thuja#thuja#thujaoccidentalis#treemedicine#herbalmedicine#foraging#intheforest#evergreenmedicine#arborvitae#forestbathing
Join me this Wednesday 3-530p @katonahyogacenter for a WILD WINTER herbal discussion and medicine making. 🌲 🦌
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✨As a medical herbalist, I get asked a lot of questions. You wouldn't believe how many rashes get flashed at me 😂
✨So we're starting to write a bi-weekly 'Ask a Herbalist' column on my blog, so I can answer more questions. You can ask anything, from foraging questions to health concerns.
✨If you have a question you'd like to ask in next weeks' column just comment below or DM for an anonymous question.
✨Here's to more learning 🤓
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This dry/windy/wildfire weather has us parched, but, our Green Tea + Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum & Protect + Renew Facial Oil are helping by pulling in moisture from keeping our skin damp with floral waters, sinking deeply into it and sealing in that moisture, while shielding us from environmental pollutants 🔥 travel/sample sizes available in the shop!
#tbt to our warming balm #potion making workshop last week. Now it’s snowing, it’s really come in handy. Based on a recipe from legendary #herbalist#ChristopherHedley, this beaut contains ginger, chilli, rosemary, juniper, and #foraged#comfrey. Warms up and moisturised the hands, feet and great for relaxing stiff or overused muscles. Recipe in book or a make a basic infused oil/balm remedy with the herbs to infuse the oils. Those lumps are cocoa butter which helps it set. We used 50:50 cocoa to olive oil. K x
Fresh, ORGANIC #marshmallowroot from the Sacramento Central Farmer's Market! I will be chopping and drying this beautiful creature today, to infuse into a wellness #tincture for my family this winter! 🌿
Then I will begin prepping allllll the Kitchenwitch things for the Handmade Holiday Faire at @beatnikstudios this Saturday! It's gonna be a crazy week in my house, fo sho.
Have a great week, everyone!
He Shou Wu (from @rootandbones ) is great for your skin as well as bodily signs of aging (gray hair, low back pain, weak knees, etc)
Any acupuncturist will tell you that your “essence” needs to be boosted as we age
Follow @rootandbones for some great recipes on how to integrate it into your diet
And make a habit of a daily practice of facial gua sha, if you’d like to avoid Botox and other cosmetic interventions
Anyone at the age of 25 should start a practice of self care when it comes to aging
Email me if you’d like to know more [email protected]
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Remembering the warm and sunny days of summer on this chilly December morning. Pictured here Calendula my favorite medical plant.
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Choosing to start my Mondays in a way that makes me feel empowered, sweating it out has become one of my top priorities. I chose to miss out on my usual #sweatseshsundays yesterday as I got to attend a magical morning workshop with @flourish.holistics and @emilydeslaurier. Moving through restorative yoga poses and body work aligned with seasonal and TCM element attunement. Magical✨ check out their pages for info on these monthly offerings ☯️
This year we made some lovely goldenseal tincture from roots cultivated (wild simulated) at Missouri's oldest biodynamic farm (Goldenseal does grow natively here, but it's wildly overharvested so it's best to buy from a cultivated source 👌). With winter comes infections of the mucus membranes and respiratory tract. Strong defenses are needed, and goldenseal has long been used to support the system in these areas. It is a well known natural antibiotic and most useful against infections that have already started to take hold. 🌟🌝🌟 link in Bio 💙
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Что делать для заживления костей.🤔 #elenadobro_usefulpoints
Полностью видео доступно по активной ссылке в описании профиля😊 (проходите по ссылке и выбирайте YouTube Что делать для заживления костей). Ставьте ❤️ и приятного вам просмотра.
I cannot wait for this groundbreaker to bring her love of acupuncture and complimentary medicine to the royals! ⭐️ Meghan Markle told @thechalkboardmag “I have been a longtime believer in acupuncture and cupping. I used to have debilitating migraines (hospitalized for them), and acupuncture and Eastern medicine absolute changed my life. Migraine-free living is a game changer.” 👊🏼✨👑 If you suffer from headaches and migraines, acupuncture can help you too! #mykindofprincess
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🍉 "When I'm on all fruits with herbs and rest I am mostly symptom free though know there are tissues in my body in repair that still need cleaning and soothing"🌿⠀
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Dr. Sebi speaks on shiny bush giving you energy. Shiny bush otherwise known as Pansit-pansitan or Peperomia pellucida Lin is a common fleshy shallow rooted herb that has been used as food item as well as a medicinal herb .
It is a small, fleshy herb (about 40 cm tall), which grows in yards, nooks and other damp areas. The plant have green, heart-shaped leaves, fleshy stems that produce tiny flowers on a spike. The small, oblong-shaped fruits turn to black when ripe.
The entire plant is edible both cooked or raw. Pansit-pansitan has taken its niche in the folkloric herbal medicine providing health benefits for gout, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Pansit-pansitan is widely used as folkloric herbal medicine. It is known for the following health benefits:
High blood pressure
Arthritis, Uric Acid and Gout
Pimples, Skin boils, Wounds, Burns and Skin inflammation
Headache, Fever and Abdominal pains
Mental excitement disorder. #drsebi#shinybush#shiny#salad#herbs#plants#eat#health#truth#knowledge#awareness#vegan#plantbased#alkaline#alkalineelectricvegan#realfood#energy#herbalmedicine#mothernature#didyouknow
First day of the best working week ! I am so grateful to practice this medicine. Endless opportunities for learning.
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Yeah. Rather, the semester ends on the 19th but we prepare for finals this week. I know I'm gonna do good, I always do, but it's still a wee bit stressful and I need to focus on getting some orders shipped out and a few topics studied. That's why I have been absent on the blog.
Don't worry though, you still have time to put in an order and have it before the 25th!
Hang tight, guys.
Kalau musim hujan begini, kita harus pintar2 jaga kondisi biar tidak jatuh sakit. Selain karena perubahan suhu yang cukup drastis (mungkin siang panas terik & sore hujan deras), virus juga lebih bertahan pada udara dingin dan lembap. Makanya sangat dianjurkan untuk mengonsumsi asupan yang bisa membantu meningkatkan daya tahan tubuh.
TENANGIN yang diperkaya dengan Echinacea bukan herbal masuk angin biasa karena jika dikonsumsi setiap hari dapat memelihara daya tahan tubuh. Selain itu, kandungan jahe merah segar dalam TENANGIN, membantu menghangatkan tubuh kamu.
Can anyone guess what sort of item this stargazing kitty is? Besides being a totem of magick, intuition, and psychic ability, this item of mystery and mystique helps to alleviate migraines and soothe the sniffles and coughs of winter colds. If you ordered our Warm Winter Dreams Ritual Box from @cattailapothecary you’ll soon be receiving one. If not, these will be available in my shop after the boxes are set to arrive (right before Yule/Christmas)🖤😸🔮
| TIPS FOR PROTECTION FROM SMOKE INHALATION & POOR AIR QUALITY | 🌟click link in profile for active links to recommendations🌟If you or someone you love has been exposed to smoke, soot, and poor air quality from the fires in California or elsewhere, there are some simple ways you can help protect your health that I want to share with you. Exposure to toxic air can be a trigger for other underlying health conditions, resulting in a worsening of symptoms or new symptoms appearing for the first time. Below I have included a list of different options and ways you can support your health and the health of your family and loved ones. My prayers and love are with you and everyone who is being affected by the fires or any challenging circumstance.
A high quality mask can help protect your lungs from soot, debris, pollution, and toxins. The N100 mask I recommend is especially effective and is also comfortable to wear. N100 Masks
A good filter can clean the air, including from smoke, and lower its toxicity significantly.
The IQ Air has HyperHEPA filtration technology that effectively traps particles of all sizes. That includes viruses, pet dander, dust mites, other allergens and even cigarette smoke. IQ Air’s HyperHEPA filtration is tested and certified to filter 99.5% of all particles down to 0.003 microns. These are the smallest particles that exist. IQ Air is the best air purifier available.
PURE ZONE AIR FILTER:
This HEPA air filter helps to eliminate dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, and household odors. Pure Zone Air Filter is a solid option at an affordable price.
There are some great supplements that can help strengthen your health during exposure to toxic air, smoke, and soot and protect your lungs.
Mullein Leaf helps strengthen the oxygen sacs of the lungs.
Ester C is an expectorant which helps to loosen and remove debris from the air passages.
Lomatium Root is highly effective at aiding respiratory ailments and also helps the body
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I shared this heartspace blend with my fellow yoga teacher trainees, and I just can’t get enough of it myself! Tulsi, rose, motherwort, passionflower, linden and cinnamon, all working together to protect both the physical and the emotional heart. ❤️
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ELDERBERRY = IMMUNE BOOSTING. Adding elderberries to tea, or taking them by the spoonful as a syrup, are tasty ways to keep our immune systems supported during the winter season. It’s easy to make ones own syrup, check Foraging & Feasting Elderberry recipe here: .
Or perhaps you’d like to create this tea mix: ~ Berry Delight
A deeply colorful drink full of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. ~ Mix the following dried berries: ¼ handful rose hips, ¼ handful elderberries, 1½ handfuls raspberries, 1 handful blueberries, 1 handful blackberries and a pinch schizandra berries. ~ Place one handful of the herb mixture (gently crushed right before use) in a quart-size glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Slowly pour in boiling water until jar is full. Cap tightly and let steep for 3–4 hours. Drink up to 3 cups throughout the day. Yields 4 batches, about 4 1/3 quarts of infusion. Note that this tea will not taste like the “naturally flavored,” highly aromatic berry teas found commercially, but will produce a more complex yet subtler flavor, reflecting real berries. ~ The Elder, a native American bush that is scientifically called Sambucus canadensis, produces these nutritious, mildly acidic, mineral-flavored berries.
To help with id harvest and use here is the elderberry page from our book Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook (and also featured in the calendar) by Dina Falconi, illustrated by Wendy Hollender ~ Book Link:
Have you been consuming elderberries recently, and if yes, how so?