Brilliant Burdock

Burdock is a powerful medicinal herb, the root of the plant being used most commonly. It is revered for its blood purifying actions, but has a wide range of health benefits and it used...

Sangau Sweki: a Maasai “Oloiboni”

In East Africa there is no shortage of mysticism, rumor, and story surrounding herbal medicine. It brings both awe and fear- reports of magical healings and tales of terrible curses. In Tanzania, a country...

Roots of Resourcefulness

For the past 6 months I have been living in Ololosokwan- a Maasai village in Northern Tanzania, immediately beside the Serengeti National Park and just below the border of Kenya. The fascinating traditions of...

Astragalus- antioxidants and so much more

Astragalus is a great tonic herb that is often used to support endocrine system function and the immube system. It is an adaptogen, meaning that it increases the body's resistance to stress. Because of...

Catnip, Not just for Cats!

I haven't shared some herbal info in a little while, so here I go with an overview of Catnip: Catnip is not just for cats! In fact it affects humans in quite the opposite way....

Ginger, Lemon, and Cayenne Tea

Its cold today! A mere 9 degrees here in Providence, Rhode Island. This kind of weather calls for some warming input. Today, this took the form of ginger, lemon, and cayenne tea. Ginger root has...

Alfalfa- Nature’s Multivitamin

Alfalfa Alfalfa is a tonic nervine, meaning that it nourishes the nervous system through its high vitamin and mineral content.1 The health benefits of nervines are most apparent when taken over long periods of time....