Listen to the Episode:  Subscribe!  Transcript of How to Make Violet Syrup How to Make Violet SyrupHarvest 2-3 cups of violet flowers.Remove calyces (green part at base of flower) and stems and put flowers in a glass jarBring 2-3 cups of filtered or distilled water to a boil. Allow to cool slightly before covering violet

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Listen to the Episode and Subscribe!This is my very first episode. If you know anyone else who might be interested, would you share it with them? xo  Subscribe!  Transcript of Episode 1: Is Fennel Safe During Pregnancy Is Fennel Safe during Pregnancy?Like most questions, this one seems like it would have a straightforward answer –

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Thank you so much to those of you who joined me for Liver Lovin’ at the AHG Symposium this year! Since I didn’t have my act together to prepare the slides in time for the proceedings, I promised I would share them here.  Enjoy!​Here is a link in case that’s easier to view. Additional Resources​Here is a blog post

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It’s that time of year again.  Whether you celebrate a seasonal holiday or not, you’re likely being bombarded with ads, promotions, emails and catalogs full of junk you don’t want or need. It’s time for everyone to check out one of my favorite nonprofits, Center for the New American Dream, for ideas about how to have more

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I often recommend castor oil packs to my clients.  It’s a nice way to slow down, bring warmth and energy to a specific area of the body, and do some meditation or visualization. Some people claim that castor oil breaks up blockages. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of evidence in support of this

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‘Tis the season for colds and flus, and based on the Facebook posts of my mom friends this one’s going to be intense. I’m probably not the only one who gets calls or emails when a client or friend feels like she may be going down for the count. What’s an herbalist to do? My

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I’m excited to announce that I’ll be presenting a webinar on herbs for female fertility as part of the American Herbalists Guild’s Professional Herbalists Training series. Confused about how to help when your client is trying to conceive? In this webinar, we’ll do three things: review female reproductive physiology, so you can get clear on

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We’re an odd breed, aren’t we?  Alas, you can’t easily identify an herbalist with Newcomb’s or even with Gleason and Cronquist’s.  Here are my top 15 signs that you might be an herbalist: There is at least one bottle of unidentified tincture in your cabinet.  You were certain you’d never forget what was in there,

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If you’ve ever been to the Green Farmacy Garden on a Wednesday, then you’ll know that Wednesdays are volunteer days. The garden is buzzing with people chatting away as they weed, seed, move plants and otherwise tidy up the place. If you’ve never been to the garden – well, go. Dr. Jim Duke’s garden is

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Are you a bit scared to ask your clients about breastfeeding? It can be intimidating, especially if you don’t have personal experience with breastfeeding. What should you ask? What will you do when your client answers that she’s having problems? Should you even ask if you have no idea how to help? Yes! Please ask

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