Dance and be joyful

Dance and be joyful

Today, Dr. Pantzer and I made a yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea) flower essence because (shockingly) nobody else has done so.  We stuffed the flowers into a clean jar with spring water and are exposing it to the sun.  While we got that process started, we sat beside...
Herbs for Sleep

Herbs for Sleep

Sometimes, when we’re ill, the best thing is to rest.  But how do we do that when sleep escapes us?  One way is to select a specific herb that fits exactly your pattern of sleeplessness.  The other way is to use a blend that hits your most common suite of...

Ouch! Bursitis!

Dear Aunt Sally, I’m sorry to hear that you have bursitis. Even sorrier to hear that your doctor didn’t explain it to you very well nor did he offer any treatments that resonated with you. You have many bursae throughout your body. These are little...
Local plants share your environment

Local plants share your environment

J.R. Worsley, a British herbalist and acupuncturist, once wrote that local plants are 1000 times more effective therapeutically compared to non-local plants.  I encourage the use of local food generally, but specifically local herbs when I intend to help you with a...