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Q&A with Rosemary Gladstar, “Godmother of Modern Herbalism” and Traditional Medicinals Co-Founder

Photo taken by Danielle Cohen Meet Rosemary Gladstar, known as the godmother of modern herbalism, she has captivated a global audience with her wealth of knowledge and passion for herbal...

How to Become an Herbalist

Are you feeling called to explore the herbal path? Whether your intention is to begin a career in herbalism or simply to support the health and well-being of yourself and...

Herbal Podcasts for the Herb Nerd

Whether at home, road tripping, gardening, commuting or lounging at the beach, there’s always time to dive into the world of plant medicine, and herbal podcasts offer a convenient way...

What's Your Herbal Love Language?

We all show up differently in our relationships, whether it be romantic partnerships, friendships, family ties – or even in the relationship we have with ourselves. Part of the sweetness...

Herbal Tips for After-Sun Skin Care

As plant lovers, the peak days of summer are what dreams are made of. We wait all year for this season of abundance when the plants we love are blooming,...

Plant-Powered Coloring Activity

It is nearly impossible to list all of the benefits plants offer. During this time of tumult, we invite you to lean into the power of plants in all forms....

Wild Infused Spring Skin Salve

With spring approaching, it is the perfect time to renew and refresh our best and most beautiful selves. Our daily rituals and routines offer a luxurious moment of calm, self-love,...

Herbal Traditions: Evergreens & the Winter Solstice

The holiday season is upon us. As we decorate, plan our meals, and choose gifts, the remnants of ancient traditions still linger in many of our celebrations. The Winter Solstice...

Herbal Essentials for a Summer Camping Trip

All year long we dream of wild and sunny summertime camping adventures. As plant people, some of our favorite camping activities include identifying mushrooms, taking pictures of wildflowers, and discovering...

5 Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

As we welcome the Summer Solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year, we encourage you to let the ethereal warmth of these summer days fill your heart....

Herbal DIY Gifts for the Nature Dad

While expressing gratitude and appreciation is the basis of any loving relationship, Father’s Day offers a special opportunity to celebrate our dads, grandfathers, and any other special father figures in...

Herbal Bouquets

In the English and European Victorian era, gifting herbs and flowers was used to relay secret messages. When you received a flower bouquet, you would sit down with your dictionary...

Holiday Egg Dyeing with Herbs

As herbalists, we are naturally intrigued by all plants – for their historical use as traditional medicine, but also for art and creativity. We mark the passage of time with...

Herbs & The Fall Equinox

When the bounty of the harvest has come in, the leaves begin changing colors, and cool, brisk days replace the dead heat of summer, autumn is upon us! This time...

Creating a Self-Care Practice

In herbalism, healing begins and ends with the individual. The herbalist is not a healer but merely a conduit through which the healing can happen. So, following that logic, to...

Cold Herbal Compresses

Whether you’re trying to cool yourself down during a heatwave, or take the tension out of a tough day, cold herbal compresses are fast and easy herbal remedies. They can...

Summer Vacation Wellness Kit

Summer vacation is a great time of the year to reset body, mind, and spirit. Whether you’re stepping out of your normal routines for an outdoor adventure, or stealing away...

Planting a Medicinal Herb Garden

Like meditation or yoga, gardening is an age-old practice that engages the body, stimulates the mind, and uplifts the spirit. A recent scientific analysis reported that gardening reduces stress and...

Herbs for Travel

The lure of a getaway seems so appealing, doesn’t it? Travel is always a novelty until the first realization that you are without your normal creature comforts. A headache, indigestion,...

An Herbalist Library: Plant Consciousness

While most people see plants for their practicality—food, medicine, and fiber—herbalists will tell you there is more to the green world than meets the eye. Many traditional cultures believe that...

Herbs & The Summer Solstice

Of all the times of the year we celebrate plants, no other day is quite as magical as the summer solstice. Typically occurring between June 20th and June 22nd in...

Herbal Practices for Spring

At the end of winter here in California, the countryside is covered with fresh, medicinal herbs like cleavers, chickweed, dandelion, nettles and an array of other edible spring greens—a gift...

Welcoming the Winter Solstice

When the sun hangs low on the horizon and days grow shorter, we know the Winter Solstice is upon us. As the longest night of the year in the Northern...

Color Your Own Plant-Inspired Holiday Cards

While we can tout plant power all day (everyday), it would be remiss not to mention other healing modalities, such as art therapy—a perfect remedy for the annual holiday chaos!...

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