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Back From Hiatus


Over the last few of years, a lot has been going on in our lives and we have not had as much time as we would have liked to devote to our business. Things are improving enough that we can … Continue reading

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The Battle Over Fire Cider


Originally posted on Old Ways Herbal: Juliette Abigail Carr, RH (AHG):
I challenge you to sign the petition, honor the boycott, and make your own fire cider: keep your family and our herbal & local food community healthy! At the…

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Herb of the Week: Red Clover


RED CLOVER Species: Trifolium pratense Common names: Red clover, Cow clover, Meadow clover, Trefoil, bee-bread, wild clover. History/Folklore: Red clover has been used for centuries as part of herbal medicine. It has been used to treat liver disease, cancer, respiratory … Continue reading

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Artemisia of the Week: Sweet Annie


Species: Artemisia annua Common names: Sweet Annie, Sweet Wormwood, Sweet Sagewort, Annual Wormwood History/Folklore: Sweet Annie is a annual herb that is native to Asia. It is widespread throughout Europe and North America. It has been utilized for over 1500 … Continue reading

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Herb of the Week: WITCH HAZEL


Species: Hamamelis virginiana Common names: Witch Hazel, Spotted Alder, Winterbloom, Snapping Hazelnut History/Folklore: Witch Hazel is a deciduous shrub native to North America and has been used by Native Americans as a treatment for wounds, tumors and skin ulcers by … Continue reading

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Artemisia of the Week: Wormwood


WORMWOOD Species: Artemisia abstinthium Common names: Wormwood, Absinthe wormwood, Common wormwood, Green ginger History/Folklore: The name Wormwood is derived from one of its many uses – to expel Worms and other intestinal parasites. It has been used for centuries to … Continue reading

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Herb of the Week: Ashwaganda


ASHWAGANDA Species: Withania somnifera Common names: Ashwaganda Root, Indian Ginseng, Winter cherry History/Folklore: Ashwaganda root has been used for over three thousand in Ayuverdic medicine as a general tonic and to help stabilize moods. It is a member of the … Continue reading

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Herb of the Week: Burdock


BURDOCK Species: Arctium lappa Common names: Beggar’s Buttons,Thorny Burr, Love Leaves, Gobo  History/Folklore: Burdock is a common biennial considered by many to be a weed. However, it has been used to treat a wide variety of ailments throughout history. The … Continue reading

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Artemisia of the week: WHITE WORMWOOD


Species: Artemisia herba-alba  Common names: White wormwood, Desert wormwood  History/Folklore: A short shrub that grows commonly in Northern Africa and the Middle East in desert like conditions. It has been used to treat diabetes in Iraqi folk medicine. It has … Continue reading

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Fire Cider Controversy


Originally posted on Ottawa Herb Society:
There has been quite alot of information buzzing around since one company patented the term Fire Cider. Here is Rosemary Gladstar’s most recent response. Official Statement from Rosemary Gladstar ———————————— Dear Friends, The saga…

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