Uplifting Heart Formula: 30% Linden flowers 25% Hawthorn berries 20% Tulsi leaves 15% Rose petals 10% Mimosa flowers . . This blend may be formulated as a tincture, cordial or tea. If you’re making this as a tea blend, try adding some raw honey to sweeten this blend which will just add that little extra sweetness when you’re feeling the blues or working through tough stuff. . . Get the full post over on our blog. Click the link in our profile to read all about Herbs to Support the Heart in Times of Grief 💐🧡🌸 . . . Photo of a flowering Linden tree (Tilia europea) with Honeybee (Apis mellifera)
Getting a refresher on my Wilderness First Responder skills to get ready for working first aid next week at the Good Medicine Gathering ⛑♥️ . . And also digging back into this one again: The Herbal Medic by Sam Coffman 👌🏽🌿 . . These are always good skills to know - I highly recommend getting some first aid training and learning some basic herbal remedies that can be critical allies in times of need. . . . Check out: @herbalmedicsam @thehumanpath @7songsevensong @nolsedu #wfr #wildernessmedicine #herbalfirstaid #herbalmedic
just another day at work 💐 Fireweed from yesterday’s Spagyric essence medicine making in our @organic_unity Alchemy lab (yurt). . . . . #herbalist #herbalalchemy #spagyrics #traditionalalchemy #herbalmedicine #fireweed #organicunity #alchemy
Even though the sun is shining, flowers are blooming and fruit is hanging heavy on the trees, sometimes life isn't always sunny or easy. . . It might feel odd to be heavy hearted during a season of so much brightness and joy, but life brings each of us challenges at often the most inopportune times. . If you've been in a time of grief, mourning, or healing through trauma, I encourage you to read our most recent blog post Herbs to Support the Heart in Times of Grief. . . You can read the full post at the link in our profile to find the plant allies and warm words that may be a source of strength and solace for any challenging days you may have (though I pray they be few for you!) 🌸🌿💦💙
grateful to live in a world where roses bloom with the same peachy hue as the sunsets in summer 🍑
The reality of living in wildfire country 🔥 . . The last 48 hours has been intense (that’s quite the understatement). On Sunday 68 fires started from a lightening storm in our SW Oregon fire district. One of them hit the ridge just on the east side of our home + land, which started this 100 acre fire. . . I’ve never experienced a threat to home so close & real before this. We’ve had fires within a few miles to home before, but never this close. . . It’s still raw & I’m feeling pretty rugged, deeply exhausted from running on the primal force of adrenaline that kept us going for two days with almost no rest working to protect our home & to prepare for the worst. . Having search & rescue show up at our door & give us the last warning to evacuate was eerie. But despite being in a level 3 evacuation zone, we felt safe enough to stay so we chose to stick it out to do whatever we could to protect everything we’ve worked so hard for all these years. . . Despite the intensity & the fear, underneath it all I’ve felt an undercurrent of immense trust in nature, in my life & in the elements that give me life every day. . . Though we had been preparing for months by clearing standing dead trees in the woods around us, mowing & weed-whacking, being responsible for 120 acres is a lot to keep up with & there were still ways we weren’t prepared for this. But while we scrambled to get extra pond pumps, irrigation & hoses & every possible measure we could muster to preserve our homestead, at the same time I felt a deep trust that we were going to be safe & our home was going to be okay. . Thanks to the vigilance & valor of our community of firefighters, we’re safe & have been reduce to level 1 evacuation level. They’ve been working day & night, chainsawing & driving dozers up ridges in the middle of the night, in the heat of the day on steep terrain when it’s been over 105 degrees, nonstop working on this fire & the many others that started in the storm. . . It’s humbling to say the least & I’m immensely grateful for their service. There’s more to this story I’ll tell later, but that’s it for now. Feeling the preciousness of life & appreciating all the good wishes & prayers.
hot hot hot pink summer nights on the homestead 🍉
Come study with Matthew Wood at The School of Evolutionary Herbalism! We’re excited & honored to announce we’ll be hosting Matthew for a 6-Month Intermediate + Advanced Level Herbalism Course this fall & winter live at our school in Southern Oregon. . . Matthew has been one of the most influential mentors & teachers for both Sajah and myself over the years, so we can't recommend his work enough. He's truly a master in the art of healing with herbal medicines. His work and books are world renowned as being some of the best compilations of information available on herbalism today. . . . This course is for students and practitioners of herbalism with some background in herbal medicine. It is directed towards a knowledge of tissue states and organ systems. Every subject will include extensive discussion of the corresponding herbal remedies and some pulse and tongue evaluation to help introduce clinical skills. . . This is a very special opportunity to study with one of the best herbalists of our age, so if you're interested in learning from Matthew to deepen your skills in clinical herbalism & herbal therapeutics, be sure to check out the course at the link in our profile. . . . The seats are limited, as we want to retain a small, intimate class to ensure the highest quality learning experience. And there are only a handful of remaining seats, so make sure you jump on this before it fills up cause the spots are going fast! You can get all the details & can enroll through the link in our profile. . . . @matthewwoodherbs 💚 . . Please no DM’s with questions! You can get all the info on the webpage and can contact our support team from there if you have any questions. Thank you!
Every traditional system of herbalism I’m aware of originally derived from direct perception & connection with nature. . . . If today we're only reading about & studying these systems of medicine without actually experiencing the natural world that these systems were created from, our foundation of healing is going to be fragile. . . If our knowledge of medicinal plants is only intellectual in our understanding, then we're lacking the necessary force of the heart and of personal experience to give our practice of herbalism real strength. . . . If we want to pass along a strong foundation of healing traditions to the future generations, we need to cultivate that strong foundation ourselves for the wisdom to remain resilient. . . One of the essential elements for building a strong, resilient, and deeply meaningful practice of herbalism is to root ourselves back into the natural world and cultivate our connection with the Earth and her healing medicines we work with. . . . And one of the easiest ways to do that is to unplug yourself more often from screens and to root yourself into the Earth you are a part of. Get your hands in soil and give your two thumbs a break from texting & typing whenever you can. . . . Remember your ancestors through your hands and the soles of your feet. Remember you are an ancestor to the future generations, right now weaving a legacy with whatever you create with your hands and whichever path you walk with your feet. . . . What seeds are you sowing? What kind of fruit will grow from what you leave behind in this world? . . . . . More on the medicine of unplugging at the link in our profile for the most recent blog post (watch the video and then after that go play outside) 💚