Month: April 2021

Plant families: Asteraceae

Asteraceae Family Key Words: Composite flowers in disk-like heads. This family was previously known as the Composite family-Compositae. Asteraceae plants are everywhere. From sunflowers that make the sky look even bluer to the lettuce that’s in your salad, you come into contact with members… Continue Reading “Plant families: Asteraceae”

Herbalism 101: Lesson 3

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind. Paracelsus Activity 1: Seeing Plant Families: Apiaceae Read this article on the Apiaceae family. List all the plants in the Apiaceae family that you use… Continue Reading “Herbalism 101: Lesson 3”

Plant Families: Apiaceae

Apiaceae-Parsley/Carrot Family Key Words: Compound umbels. Usually hollow flower stalks. Often aromatic. Some of the most common plants, most loved and most eaten are in this beautiful Apiaceae family, as well as some of the world’s deadliest. Mostly grown as vegetables or for food,… Continue Reading “Plant Families: Apiaceae”

Plant families: Lamiaceae

Lamiaceae-Mint Family Key Words: Square stalks and opposite leaves, often aromatic. Members of this family include: Basil Mint Sage Oregano Rosemary Motherwort Horehound Catnip Thyme Lavender Lamiaceae Medicinal Actions: Medicinal constituents include the strong aromatic essential oil, tannins, saponins and organic acids. The oil is obtained… Continue Reading “Plant families: Lamiaceae”

Lactation Tea

Ah, the joy of suckling! She lovingly watched the fish-like motions of the toothless mouth and she imagined that with her milk there flowed into her little son her deepest thoughts, concepts, and dreams. Milan Kundera, Life is Elsewhere My clients come to me… Continue Reading “Lactation Tea”


Translated by Dana Lebedova “Parfém je výživou podněcující mé myšlení.” Muhammad Myšlenka používat vůně z mé zahrady nebo výtažky z léčivých bylin, které mne budou během dne občerstvovat se zrodila, když jsem vytvářela léčivé směsi proti bolesti hlavy, kloubů a nespavosti. Tyto vůně jsem používala… Continue Reading “PARFÉM 101”

Spring Cleaning: Nettles

Grip the nettle firmly and it will become a stick with which to beat your enemy. Isaac Asimov The new medicines I’m on cause me to puff up like a manatee with water and it’s totally uncomfortable. I was sitting here minding my own… Continue Reading “Spring Cleaning: Nettles”

There’s No Place Like Home

The last time I was home was six weeks ago. It didn’t go well. I was stressed and anxious the whole time. I regretted coming home and I made my family stressed and bummed. I felt fearful and uneasy. I wanted to go back… Continue Reading “There’s No Place Like Home”

Facial Serum

One of my favourite things to do is make oils with our oil extractor. It is like watching a miracle. Putting seeds or nuts into the hopper and then watching the oil come out is an amazing process. And then, to have fresh, cold-pressed… Continue Reading “Facial Serum”


Translated by Dana Lebedova Pokaždé, když si chci vyčistit pokožku obličeje, to vypadá takto: Vytlačím z plastové láhve gel a umyji si obličej. Poté z plastové tuby vymačkám peeling a z obličeje odstraním odumřelé kožní buňky. Po sprchování vyndám z plastové dózy zvlhčovací krém… Continue Reading “MUDDY BUDDIES”