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Managing Negative Emotions with Nature

Managing Negative Emotions with Nature

Confession time: I have a bad temper. Like a really, really bad temper. It is one of the things I wish I could change about myself. I have trouble ...
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...
How To: Heal Bug Bites & Stings Holistically

How To: Heal Bug Bites & Stings Holistically

We're in our last days of summer (thank God! It has been miserable in the DMV). It's also that time of year when I get lots of bug bites. This year, I'm not dealing with that. This Chamomile Tea Poultice helps me manage the itching, discomfort, and swelling.
How To: Holistic Remedies to Treat Sunburn

How To: Holistic Remedies to Treat Sunburn

So, bae got you out in the sun? You're gettin all golden or maybe you're more almondy? Either way, it's pretty painful, right? Let's talk natural ways to manage sunburn, so you can keep flossin on the opps tryna steal yo bae.
Plant Diet: Oat Straw

Plant Diet: Oat Straw

Let's talk about sowing our wild oats with Oat Straw, the herb that can keep you calm. 

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: Tissue States and Why They Matter Part 3

Deeper than Plants: Tissue States and Why They Matter Part 3

Soon, Ivy's Tea Co. will be open for consultations and custom blends. What does this mean to you? It means when you want help from someone on staff...
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...