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How to Make Tinctures More Palatable | 5 Tips for Tincture Time

Made using high proof alcohol, tinctures tend to burn a bit and contain strong, concentrated herbal flavours. While many can pinch their nose and take their tincture without complaint, it’s worth knowing how to make tinctures more palatable. Whether you’re trying to get a stubborn child to take a supplement or just can’t stand the horse-like taste of your ashwaghanda tincture, these 5 tips can help make tincture time less unpleasant. I’d like to note that some tinctures, including those… Read More »How to Make Tinctures More Palatable | 5 Tips for Tincture Time

Beginner Herbalist Study Plan: Month Three

Welcome back to my beginner herbalist study plan! This is month three, and will be the last month where we focus on learning the basics. After this, we will begin exploring individual herbs more deeply and learn how they work individually! This month involves foraging, seed saving, herb storage and preservation, and a deep dive into the digestive system! If you haven’t already completed months one and two, feel free to do so at your own pace! I hope these… Read More »Beginner Herbalist Study Plan: Month Three

Tools and Supplies for Beginner Herbalists | Part One

So, you’ve started your journey into herbalism and are ready to begin making medicine at home; you’ve read up on how herbs work and the basics of formulation, but you’re not sure what exactly you need to get started. Welcome to the wonderful world of the home apothecary! Knowing what is necessary and what is just extra can be a hassle, especially when you want to do everything as well as you can. This guide is designed for anyone wanting… Read More »Tools and Supplies for Beginner Herbalists | Part One

Beginner Herbalist Study Plan: Month One

Starting out on any learning journey can feel daunting, especially when it comes to niche fields like herbalism. I’ve come up with a monthly learning plan for beginner herbalists to use based on the American Herbalists Guild’s guidelines for becoming a registered herbalist (which isn’t a certification or license, but we’ll get to that soon). By following this plan and documenting your hours of study, you can work towards applying to the AHG to become a registered herbalist. If that’s… Read More »Beginner Herbalist Study Plan: Month One

Herbal Spotlight: Passiflora Incarnata (Purple Passion Flower)

Several species of the Passiflora genus are native to Florida, including a well-loved medicinal variety known as Passiflora incarnata. Despite it’s exotic look and aggressive growth, this flowering vine is non-invasive in Florida (“Passiflora Incarnata”). You can find their extravagant day-long blooms inching across the tops of trees, over trellises, and splayed out on the side of the road, among other sunny spots. Their striking appearance and medicinal value have given them plenty of attention in both the horticulture and… Read More »Herbal Spotlight: Passiflora Incarnata (Purple Passion Flower)