• Blood-Building Syrup

    The blood is a living river of nourishment upon which all organs and systems of the body depend. While the health of our blood is not something modern peoples give much thought to, it is foundational to our vitality and longevity. Replenishing the minerals in the blood on a regular basis is a recipe for good health—particularly for folks who menstruate. We nourish the blood by eating mineral-rich foods, getting plenty of aerobic exercise, and consuming blood-building herbs.

    Nutritive herbal syrups are a staple in my home apothecary. Molasses is my sweetener of choice, as it contains iron, magnesium, calcium, selenium, and B6 which all need to be consumed regularly for optimal health.

    This syrup is one I always take with me when I travel and recommend to anyone who is experiencing increased stress or a period of transition. It tastes delicious, is easy to prepare, and lasts for months in the fridge. I recommend making the full recipe and giving a bottle or two away to your favorite friends who could use a boost!

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  • Solstice Rituals

    The weeks and months leading up to this day mark a time of waning light in the Northern Hemisphere — and with the lessening light, our own vitality and sense of hope often wane as well. Our ancestors, knowing this to be the case, took special care to fan their inner flames of vitality during this descent into winter. They intentionally courted the seasons of renewal that they knew lay still ahead.

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  • Piñon

    There is, perhaps, no other tree or plant that my life has become as interwoven with the Pine. Her changing gifts mark the turning of the wheel of the year–wood harvested in Spring, cured in

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  • Sun Tea

    Sun Tea is probably the simplest herbal preparations you will ever make, and also quite possibly the most wonderful!  In the Summer, this wholesome preparation becomes a integral part of my daily rhythm and an

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  • Chaparral

      Creosote, Chaparral, Larrea tridentata. No matter what name you call her by, this resilient medicinal shrub is a true steward of the Desert. Her range extends from West Texas through New Mexico, Arizona, and

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  • Evening Primrose

    Primroses are just about my favorite thing when it comes to Springtime because along with the more obvious beauty of their blossoms, they also hold within them treasures of incredible healing. While many folks are

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  • Wild Onions

    Harvesting wild onions is a deliciously grounding way to reconnect with the Earth as she grows more fertile with each passing day of Spring. I recommend finding a patch of damp earth, dappled with sun

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