Winter Wonder Walnuts

In the cold of winter, a great herb to consider is the walnut. It is a rich source of fat that keeps the body warm and as a healthy snack, stifles hunger. But walnuts are more than a food; they have many valuable medicinal uses, too. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), walnuts gently tonify Kidney…

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Wild Cherry Bark and Sweet Cherry Stems as Medicine

Recently Michael and I witnessed the incredible scene of cherry blossom season in Japan. It is truly a remarkable sight. Clouds of pinkish-white flowers adorn dark branches that hang over green parks. blue waters, or frame distant structures. Crowds of locals stream through such areas, picnicking or strolling beneath their ancient glories, day and night.…

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Aloe Vera Fields

What is Eclecticism?

A.J. Collins, M.D. Introduction by Dr. Michael Tierra This is a piece of medical history. American Eclecticism was an officially recognized branch of North American medicine that predominantly used …

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Hunan Province

Wendy Knoebel, EWCH

Wendy Knoebel, TCM Clinical Herbalist, RH (AHG) Blue Wingg Herbs 358 Baily Road Northfield, VT, 05663, US (802) 485-9234 “Years ago I watched both parents suffer through debilitating illnesses with few options available in Alternative Medicine. In an effort to help them, I started researching the field of Alternative Medicine and eventually found Rosemary Gladstar.…

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Jujubes

Wen Dan Tang

In honor of the near end of Liver/Gallbladder time of year, here’s another favorite formula of mine: Wen Dan Tang. It has many uses, especially as a sedative and expectorant, but it is specifically sa …

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Vicki Pitman

Vicki Pitman, EWCH

Vicki Pitman, M.Phil., Complementary Health Studies (Exeter, UK), Master Herbalist, Iridology (School of Natural Medicine), East West Clinical Herbalist (EWCH) 18 Greenland Mills, Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts, BA15 !BL, UK My work is grounded in traditional healing wisdom and sound science. I have been practising holistic, complementary

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Curculigo Leaves

Two Immortals

We are in the depth of Kidney time now and will be for about another three weeks. This is when Kidney energy is supposed to flourish. However, if there’s any kidney imbalance now, then those symptoms …

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Two Foods to Help You Keep Cool This Summer

Summers seem to be getting hotter and hotter so staying cool – and keeping your cool – can be more difficult. But don’t fret! There are many fabulous herbs, some even easy to find or grow foods, that can help you cool off during such hot summer days. These herbs also help with what Traditional…

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Amla Indian Gooseberry for Liver Heart Brain

The Wonders of Triphala

Triphala is the most popular Ayurvedic herbal formula of India, since it is an effective laxative that also supports the body’s strength. The constitution of vegetarian Hindus cannot tolerate harsh laxatives anymore than vegetarians in other countries. Because of its high nutritional value, Triphala uniquely cleanses and detoxifies at the deepest organic levels without depleting the body’s reserves. This makes it one of the most valuable herbal preparations in the world.

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