Plant Wisdom

Plant Focus: Witch Hazel

Meet Nature's Natural Astringent Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana embodies the healing aspect of contraction. The pulse of life is expansion and co...

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Plant Focus: Rosemary

Rosemary, Salvia rosmarinus: Clarifying, uplifting, stimulating, neuroprotective, with application from nervous system to scalp. Rosemary is one of...

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Plant Focus: Turmeric

We often find ourselves a bit annoyed by plant trends. Like any respectable snob, we question the depth of the mass’s love, appreciation and true u...

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Plants for Protection

In these conditions, and when the threat of more fires looms, I think of plant allies for protection. Humans have depended on the protective powers...

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Take back the Term: ADAPTOGEN

Stress dominates many of our psyches. Trauma, external pressures, injustice, discrimination, inequality effect all of us to greater or lesser degre...

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Chronic InFLAMEation

Living in California is like living with a dragon. It is only a matter of time the dragon breathes and the fires come. We are in a perpetual st...

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Accessing Artemisia

Mugwort, or Artemisia Vulgaris, is named after Artemis, a Virgin lunar deity known for her autonomous independence and for her tendency to roam wi...

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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm, Melissa Officinalis -uplifter of Spirit. My teacher compared the effects of Lemon Balm to the power of a joyful child; it is almost i...

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