Herbal Medicine

This archive contains a collection of articles and resources related to herbal medicine making, DIY herbal recipes, and herbal remedies for health and wellbeing – with a focus on nutritive herbs, gut health, hormones, and the immune system.

The Hidden Dangers of Buying Supplements on Amazon and eBay

The Hidden Dangers of Buying Supplements on Amazon and eBay

Buying Supplements on Amazon and eBay… is it worth the convenience?  In my opinion, the short answer is no – but there are a few exceptions and work-arounds. When it comes to buying supplements, convenience and affordability are often at the top of our priorities. Online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay have revolutionized the way …

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Plant Wisdom: De-Coding Nature's Hidden Messages and Profound Teachings

Plant Wisdom: De-coding Nature’s Hidden Messages & Profound Teachings

In a world where technology often dominates our lives, there’s something very special about connecting with nature and the ancient wisdom it holds. In this article we’ll unpack the mysteries of plant wisdom and cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation for the green wonders that surround us, often hiding in plain sight. Affiliate disclosure: This …

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Demulcent Herbs - A Beginner's Guide

Demulcent Herbs: Unlocking Their Potential for Gut Health & Beyond

Demulcent herbs are a special and unique class of herbal gut-healing, lung-loving herbal allies worth getting to know (if you haven’t already!).  In this article we’ll explore what demulcent herbs are, the different types available, their benefits and uses, where to find them, how to take them, the best delivery methods, possible side effects and …

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Why and How to Partner with Nutritive Herbs

Leveraging the Powers of Nutritive Herbs

Nutritive herbs, also sometimes referred to as “superfoods”, are nature’s powerhouses, brimming with an abundance of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants) for nourishing us at the cellular level and boosting our vitality or “life-force energy”. The best part is you don’t need to be an herbalist in order to reap the remarkable benefits of nutritive …

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Adaptogenic Mushrooms - A Beginner's Guide

Beginner’s Guide to Adaptogenic Mushrooms (aka “Functional Mushrooms”): Unpacking Their Potential Benefits & Uses

Adaptogenic mushrooms have existed in nature for many thousands of years, hiding in plain sight from most people (indigenous communities and herbalists aside) until very recently.  These “functional mushrooms” are now in the spotlight because of their intriguing potential to enhance and optimize our well-being. But are the claims and hype legit? Are these fungi …

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The Best Natural Prokinetic Herbs and Supplements - by Jenna Volpe of Whole-istic Living

The Best Natural Prokinetic Herbs & Supplements (2024)

Natural prokinetic herbs and supplements are something I wish everyone knew about. Prokinetics have done wonders as part of a holistic treatment protocol for digestive issues like constipation, reflux, and/or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in my functional nutrition & clinical herbal medicine practice! In this article, I’ll teach you the fundamentals of my favorite …

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Clinical Herbalism - What It Is & Why You Should Know About It

Clinical Herbalism: What Is It, and What’s In It For You?

Clinical herbalism is a fascinating and increasingly popular field that blends the use of herbs with ancient indigenous wisdom and modern scientific knowledge to promote health and wellness.  In this article, we’ll dive into the world of clinical herbalism, exploring what it is, how it works, and the benefits it can offer, and how you …

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Turmeric for IBS and Leaky Gut - Does it Work

Turmeric for IBS and Leaky Gut: Is it Helpful?

In the new health paradigm, more people are interested in learning about the potential benefits and claims of turmeric for leaky gut syndrome and/or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (Can it actually help, or is it just another gimmick?) Fortunately for IBS sufferers, a new wave of emerging studies are revealing the effectiveness of turmeric for …

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