Glossary of medicinal properties

 A Adaptogens: Herbs that help us adapt to stress by supporting the adrenal glands, the endocrine system, and the whole person. Examples are ginseng root, nettle leaf, sarsaparilla, licorice root, and ashwagandha. Alterative: (Sanskrit: Parivartakas or Rakta Shodhana Karma )

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Glossary of medicinal properties

 A Adaptogens: Herbs that help us adapt to stress by supporting the adrenal glands, the endocrine system, and the whole person. Examples are ginseng root, nettle leaf, sarsaparilla, licorice root, and ashwagandha. Alterative: (Sanskrit: Parivartakas or Rakta Shodhana Karma )

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Wildcrafting

Wildcrafting is a term for the age-old practice of collecting plant materials in their natural habitat for food, medicine, and craft. It is a direct connection to our past. When we practice wild crafting we follow the footsteps of our ancestors,

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Wildcrafting

Wildcrafting is a term for the age-old practice of collecting plant materials in their natural habitat for food, medicine, and craft. It is a direct connection to our past. When we practice wild crafting we follow the footsteps of our ancestors,

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Herbal preparation methods

Infusion This is often referred to as a “tea”. An infusion is used to draw out the most fragile of healing properties of plants. Water is used to extract vitamins, some volatile oils, sugars, enzymes and other proteins, tannins, saponins,

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Herbal preparation methods

Infusion This is often referred to as a “tea”. An infusion is used to draw out the most fragile of healing properties of plants. Water is used to extract vitamins, some volatile oils, sugars, enzymes and other proteins, tannins, saponins,

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Herbalism

Herbalism (“herbology” or “herbal medicine”) is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today.

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Herbalism

Herbalism (“herbology” or “herbal medicine”) is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today.

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Permaculture principles

Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and integrated water resources management that develops sustainable architecture, regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.[1][2] The term permaculture (as a systematic method) was

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Permaculture principles

Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and integrated water resources management that develops sustainable architecture, regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.[1][2] The term permaculture (as a systematic method) was

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Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of approximately 420 species of the genus Aloe; the botanical name of aloe vera is Aloe barbadensis miller, and it belongs to the Liliaceae family. It’s a perennial, xerophytic, succulent plant that’s green and has triangular,

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of approximately 420 species of the genus Aloe; the botanical name of aloe vera is Aloe barbadensis miller, and it belongs to the Liliaceae family. It’s a perennial, xerophytic, succulent plant that’s green and has triangular,

Happy New Solar Year & Spring Day

May we attune to the natural cycles and embrace our wild nature like blooming flowers.

Happy New Solar Year & Spring Day

May we attune to the natural cycles and embrace our wild nature like blooming flowers.

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. Salvia (sage) is the largest member of the mint family, containing over 900 species throughout the world. The name Salvia (“salviya”) derives

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. Salvia (sage) is the largest member of the mint family, containing over 900 species throughout the world. The name Salvia (“salviya”) derives

Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano means “mountain joy,” and was revered as a symbol of happiness by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long. Oregano will grow in a pH range

Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano means “mountain joy,” and was revered as a symbol of happiness by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long. Oregano will grow in a pH range

Winter Savory (Satureja Montana)

Winter Savory (Satureja Montana) is an herb in the family Lamiaceae, native to warm temperate regions of southern Europe and Mediterranean. It is a perennial plant growing to 16 in (41 cm) tall. The leaves are opposite, oval-lanceolate, 1–2 cm

Winter Savory (Satureja Montana)

Winter Savory (Satureja Montana) is an herb in the family Lamiaceae, native to warm temperate regions of southern Europe and Mediterranean. It is a perennial plant growing to 16 in (41 cm) tall. The leaves are opposite, oval-lanceolate, 1–2 cm