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Free Issue of Herbaria and The Many Aspects of Violet

Today marks the release of the August issue of Plant Healer’s free supplemental magazine, Herbaria! It includes an excerpt of an interview with beloved herbalist and elder, Phyllis Hogan, an article on launching on herbal apothecary by colorado herbalist, Sarah Josey, and a lengthy piece on Violet by me. The Violet monograph was originally only [...]

Naming the Unseen: Of Thorns, Elves, and the Coming Winter

After much family discussion involving extensive research into linguistics, history, and mythology, the three of us were able to come up with a name for the field pea that we all love! Somewhere between the insistent anglicization of words, predictable pronunciation issues, and woeful homophones we managed to weed out some of our favorite, but [...]

11 Simple Steps to Create Your Meditation Habit

These days, meditation, yoga has become a new trend; many people from different backgrounds like corporate employees, Healthcare advisers, parents, children, teachers, students, etc are choosing meditation and yoga for mind and body relaxation. But, many people do not know that meditation and yoga are not beneficial for lifelong if do not practice regularly. Practicing […]

Study: Yoga helps back pain among veterans

Those who completed a 12-week yoga program had better scores on a disability questionnaire, improved pain intensity scores, and a decline in opioid use, a study that included 150 veterans with chronic low back pain found. The findings jibe with those from two past clinical trials involving non-veterans.

Tai Chi for heart health?

Traditional Chinese exercises such as Tai Chi may improve the health and well-being of those living with heart disease, high blood pressure or stroke, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The...Show More Summary

List Your Herb Shop or Supply Business: New Directory

Promote Your Herb Shop or Online Herbal-Related Business in Plant Healer’s 2018–2020 Herbal Shops & Suppliers Directory & Guide With Articles, Business Profiles, Ads, & Free Listings In past years, Plant Healer Publications has produced extremely popular guides, including ones for herbal conferences and schools.  Now, at the request of many in the Plant Healer community, [...]

The Wee, Wild Beastie Within!

Yesterday I went in for my 19-20 week ultrasound, and got a peek at the wee beast for the second time. Said beastie was very active, yawning/babbling while tugging on the umbilical cord and using hands and feet to smack at the pressure of the offending implement on my abdomen. Here you can see the [...]

9,000 Feet In The Air: My Birthday Feast and Ciénaga Plant Ramblings

For my recent birthday, Rhiannon and I headed straight up into the mountains to find our favorite sort of haven – cool, wet, boggy, and wild. Here in the Southwest, that often means looking for un upper elevation ciénega. These alkaline moist meadows that sometimes verge into swamps are rare, and incredibly important, refuges for [...]

Gene therapies can be used to benefit patients: NIH research

By TNT Bureau July 19, 2017: Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have uncovered a key factor in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated with gene therapy. They conducted research on mice with a rare disease similar to one in humans, hoping their findings may eventually help improve gene therapy for humans. Show More Summary

10 Home Remedies for Sinus Infection

Sinuses sometimes may be acute or chronic. The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull that are lined with mucous membranes; a healthy sinus contains no bacteria or other germs. Sinuses mainly caused by small hairs in the sinuses which help move mucus out do not work properly due to some medical conditions.  If you […]

Accepting Class Proposals for 2018

Invitation To Submit Class Proposals For Plant Healer’s Annual International GOOD MEDICINE CONFLUENCE In these times of oppressive Normalcy, Creating a Divergent Alternative Couldn’t Be More Fun! ––5 Big...Show More Summary

A Call To ReEnchantment

A CALL TO RE-ENCHANTMENT by Jesse Wolf Hardin Kiva and I loved teaching a class on the topic of enchantment at the Good Medicine Confluence last month. The following piece on this topic, celebrates the birth of Enchantments, Kiva’s rewilded, acc-sense-uated new manifestation of her long beloved Medicine Roots blog. You can read the earlier, much longer versions [...]

Our Woodland Wedding: The Ash Ring, The Green Woman, and The Fairy Thorn

Sometimes the very best things don’t go at all as intended. Wolf and I had originally planned for a tiny wedding in the White Mountains of Arizona, with only a few of our closest friends and family members. But as is often the case with busy folks, we couldn’t make the schedule work and so [...]

Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study

The world's largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. The study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients who came to emergency in considerable pain. Show More Summary

Free Herbaria Monthly Zine – Sneak Peek

Be sure you subscribed to the free zine Herbaria Quarterly, to be sure of receiving the upcoming issue releasing on the 12th. Featuring a fresh new look, and more illustrated herb-related material. Included will be: • Tales & Pics of The 2017 Good Medicine Confluence • Radical Vitalism: A very powerful and important essay by Janet [...]

These Enchantments: Updates, Morsels, and Blossomings

I’ve realized over the last couple of years that trying to stay current on social media, even just for business reasons, was eating up enormous amounts of my writing time. Recently, I’ve decided that it’s long since time to return to writing and give social media a backseat. So here I am, blogging again! I’ll [...]

10 Home Remedies for Sinus Infection

The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull which are located behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks and eyes these are lined with a mucous membrane. Healthy sinuses contain no bacteria or any other germs. Types of Sinus Acute sinus,...Show More Summary

14 Home Remedies that can treat Insomnia

No matter what causes insomnia but, many people complain about sleeplessness during nights. Here discussed are few home remedies which can solve your problem. Have a nosh Having bland bread, some fruits or a glass of warm milk before going to bed is an excellent thing you can do. Show More Summary

New Good Medicine Class Essays Book

Every year we compile extensive, in-depth Class Essays Ebooks on the topics taught at our annual gatherings. These are not class notes, but magazine length, book quality articles filled with inspiration and information for all on the plant healer path. 2017’s Class Essays Ebooks feature an unbelievable 533 pages of work by many of the [...]

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