Potion Review: Flower Power Rhodiola Adaptogen Power Tincture

PRODUCT: FLOWER POWER RHODIOLA ADAPTOGEN TINCTURE BASICS:  | $28.00 / 2 oz | HERBAL REMEDY HERBS: RHODIOLA ROOT, HAWTHORNE BERRY, CINNAMON, LICORICE ROOT Flower Power is the herb shop most convenient to me - so when I need to restock on something basic I can almost always count on them to have it. On a [...]

Field Notes: Basics – Herbs for Female Reproductive Health

  There are herbs that are best used to target just about every body system - and the female reproductive system is no exception. From menopause to a lack of libido, there’s a plant ally that may help cure what ails you. Black Cohosh - Black cohosh is a cure-all for female reproductive woes. Commonly, [...]

Field Notes: Herb Shops in New York City

You wouldn’t know unless you’re looking but there are a ton of places to source herbs in New York City across the five boroughs. If you know your way around Flushing there are many places to pick up mushrooms and other traditional Chinese herbal medicines. I’ve also heard great things about Sundial Herbs up in [...]

Homebrew: Tea – “Ruby Relaxation Tonic”

  TYPE: HERBAL TEA. HERBS: TULSI, NETTLE, LEMONBALM, HIBISCUS. USES: WARMING, ADAPTATION, RELAXATION. This is a warming blend of herbs that will help your body combat mental and environmental stress, like changing seasons for example. Tulsi, or holy basil, as an extremely powerful adaptogen, while nettle is one of the most nutritious plant medicines there [...]

Field Notes: Basic Adaptogenic Herbs for Fall

There's nothing like the transition from warm summer days to chilly fall ones to throw all the systems in your body completely out of whack. Plenty of people feel lethargic, and tons of others get sick - luckily, there are herbs to help your body fight off stress and adapt to changes called adaptogens. What [...]

Homebrew: Tea – “Purple Floral-Berry Elixir”

TYPE: HERBAL TEA. HERBS: OAT TOPS, VIOLET LEAVES, BLACKBERRY LEAVES, LINDEN FLOWER. USES: CALMING, ANTI-ANXIETY, NUTRITIVE, RESTORATIVE. I find that teas are a great way to satisfy cravings my body may have for certain vitamins and minerals, as well as a great way to unwind. Most of the blends I experiment with are an effort [...]

Field Notes: A Simple Approach to Herbalism

While most herbal remedies are a combination of different plants, the simple approach is something everyone who uses herbs should be familiar with. The other day when I was at the herb shop I apprentice at, a woman walked in looking for a specific herb to treat her lyme disease. It was something quite rare [...]