Learn more about herbs and tisanes

Milk thistle is a beautiful plant that carries strong benefits and features! With its big bright and soft purple flowers and very rough, spiky exterior, milk thistle grows abundantly here in California. Seeming like another pesky weed, milk thistle is actually a very potent medicinal...

Known as an adaptogenic herb, schisandra berries help bring ease to the mind and body as it stabilizes the nervous system and reduces cortisol levels in the body. Nourishing yin energy it has the ability to, “quiet the spirit and calm the heart”. Connecting to...

We often take for granted the delicate supple skin of our hands by putting our hands to work all day without any regard. Whenever we are immersed in cooking, gardening, scrubbing dishes or cleaning things around the house or at work, or really anytime we...

The ancient practice of pouring tea is not only a beautiful sight, but is also a greatly important step to preparing your tea. When brewing your tea the excess of dissolved oxygen in boiling water can hinder the release of some of the anti-oxidizing agents....

herbalism is also known as phytotherapy. Most prescription drugs are actually derived from plants with medicinal properties, otherwise known as herbs. But Herbalism is not just about pharmaceuticals, however. It is a centuries-old form of medical treatment that targets not so much just the symptoms, which...

Brewing your tisanes to get the perfect flavor and potency you’re looking for all comes down to amount and timing. The beauty of loose leaf is that you can play with the amount of herbs you use per cup of water, by choosing different measuring spoons....

A flowering herb that grows in cold, high-altitude regions such as Scandinavia, Siberia, Russia, and Iceland, and as far south as northern France and Germany.  Other names for it include arctic root, golden root, king's crown, and rose root. Rhodiola rosea has been used in...

We often take for granted the delicate supple skin of our hands by putting our hands to work all day without any regard. Whenever we are immersed in cooking, gardening, scrubbing dishes or cleaning things around the house or at work, or really anytime we...

Burdock root comes from burdock, a genus of weeds that are related to sunflowers and part of the daisy family.  Burdock has large heart-shaped leaves and produces purple flowers in the spring and autumn. Native to North Asia and Europe, burdock now grows widely in...

Passiflora, or Passionflower, is a plant native to North, Central, and South America. While primarily tropical, some of its 400 species can grow in colder climates. The name passion flower dates back to the seventeenth century. Spanish explorers learned about passionflower from native Peruvians. They...