Materia Medica: Vitex

Published on October 27, 2014 under Materia Medica
Vitex or Chaste Tree, latin name Vitex agnus-castus, is a gentle yet powerful balancing herb for the endocrine system - aka your hormones. As one of the herbs we meet and discuss in our Roots…
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Making Your Own Herbal Tinctures

Published on October 5, 2014 under News
From our Roots of Herbalism Home Study video, we explore Tinctures today - how to make your own concentrated, liquid herbal extracts using alcohol like brandy or vodka, vegetable glycerine, or apple cider vinegar. In…
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Water Prayers

Published on September 27, 2014 under Earth-Space News
Herbalist Emily Ruff brings her reflections on the healing powers of water, and the power of focusing our collective energy on gratitude and healing the Earth's waters, in this video from a spring atop Sage…
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Autumn Equinox 2014

Published on September 22, 2014 under Earth-Space News
A 'balanced life' means that one does not continually disregard the cyclic rhythms to which our body is subject or constantly try to swim against the stream. It means patiently hearkening to the rhythms of…
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Greetings from Vermont

Published on September 6, 2014 under Classes
What a treasure to share and receive with the herbalists of New England, but, goodness, do I miss y'all back home!  I've got a few fall classes which will be rich with the teachings I've…
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A Fiery Conversation

Published on January 27, 2014 under Home
On Saturday January 25, I taught my Roots of Herbalism students the health virtues of cayenne, garlic, and ginger as part of the Materia Medica section for their weekend class. My long-time favorite combination of…
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