Kombucha

This isn't quite on the herbal spectrum of things, but it is on the natural side. Kombucha has become very popular these days in light of the "health food" craze, so if you haven't heard of it, I am surprised. It is easy to go to the store and buy a bottle of this "living [...]

Self-Heal

Self-heal, aka all-heal or heals all, Prunella vulgaris, is a wonderful plant with many medicinal properties, but is underused for the most part in western herbal medicine. This plant is rarely cultivated, but is easily grown from seed or by root division. As a member of the mint family, it can be invasive, but I [...]

Elder Flower/Berry

Elder, Sambucus nigra or S. canadensis, is probably one of the most well known medicinal herbs, even in allopathic medicine. It is a godsend during cold and flu season, and Sambucol, a homeopathic remedy, is highly sought after even by those who know nothing about homeopathy or herbalism. My general area of study deals with [...]