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Herb of the Month: Astragalus

Herb of the Month: Astragalus

The star of our newest wellness tea, Purp, is Astragalus Root. Astragalus has many purposes, but the root is primarily used for medicine. It has been used mostly for the common cold, flu, and to regulate the immune system. 
Immune Boosting Herbs & Foods

Immune Boosting Herbs & Foods

Going to your pharmacy and buying over-the-counter medicine hurts. You have to drive, buy something that's sugary and all it really does is make yo...
Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter - Part 6

Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter - Part 6

The last tissue state is the relaxed state that is present in tissues that have lost the ability to contract, so they are saggy and release the flu...
Drinking with Herbs: Golden Milk

Drinking with Herbs: Golden Milk

  There are blogs about Golden Milk everywhere, but who couldn't use another? Haha. Golden Milk is a turmeric and milk drink. I made this Golden ...
Deeper than Plants: My At Home Apothecary

Deeper than Plants: My At Home Apothecary

Of course, I rely heavily on herbal tea for my herbal medicine. I use infusions daily and drink herbal tea like it's going out of style. That thoug...
Deeper than Plants: Herbal Remedy Kit

Deeper than Plants: Herbal Remedy Kit

Some visiting the Ivy's Tea Co. site come here looking for tea and find more info about holistic health and herbal medicine. You might be one of th...
Deeper Than Plants: Alteratives & Blood Purifiers

Deeper Than Plants: Alteratives & Blood Purifiers

Alteratives are herbs known wayyyy  back in the day as a "blood cleanser." Alteratives are herbs that alter the body's metabolism of wastes, so tha...
Deeper than Plants: Defining Herbalism & Herbal Wisdom

Deeper than Plants: Defining Herbalism & Herbal Wisdom

I read lots of books. Studying herbalism has only added to this, but it's not necessarily a bad thing. Right now, I'm reading Medical Herbalism by ...
Deeper than Plants: Practicing Ecological Herbalism

Deeper than Plants: Practicing Ecological Herbalism

In practicing ecological herbalism, I honor plants by understanding their healing power of plants through a relationship with them. I often experim...