Homebrew: Tea – “Astragulus Chai”

TYPE: HERBAL TEA. HERBS: ASTRAGULUS, TULSI, LEMONBALM, ELEUTHERO, CLOVE, SCHISANDRA. USES: ADAPTATION, ANTI-STRESS, RELAXATION.  So I was trying to tweak one of my other formulations that I make with tulsi - the weather was turning and I felt the beginnings of a cold in the back of my throat. I realized I had some astragulus [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Flora & Fauna: Common Backyard Herbs

There are plenty of plants you probably pass right by on your walk to work that are edible, medicinal and best of all - easy to identify. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) This plant is both edible and highly medicinal - just about every part of it. The flowers are delicious when battered and fried, and you [...]

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 [...]

Homebrew: Tea – “Cooling Sleep Tonic”

TYPE: HERBAL TEA. HERBS: NETTLE, SKULLCAP, ELEUTHERO, PEPPERMINT. USES: CALMING, ANTI-ANXIETY, SLEEP AID, VITAMINS. This is a delicious, relaxing, nourishing herbal formula I've been drinking at night that I liked enough to share with you all here! It's a blend of nettle, skullcap, eleuthero and peppermint. The nettle adds a rich, earthy, 'green' flavor - [...]

Potion Review: Pukka – Cleanse Tea

PRODUCT: PUKKA CLEANSE TEA BASICS: HERBAL TEA | $6.53 / 20 bags | ORGANIC - VEGAN - GLUTEN/DAIRY/SOY FREE HERBS: ALOE VERA, FENNEL, NETTLE, LICORICE. I think I may even drink more tea than water, even in the summer. In fact, I’m not sure why I didn’t start writing about teas here sooner. I have [...]