Category Archives: Herbalism

Herb of the Month: Devil’s Club, Oplopanax Horridum

I just finished tincturing my spring-harvested Devil’s Club roots, much of which I will use in my ‘Guardian’ tincture formula (sold at Heart & Hands), and so I figured I’d feature this very special herb in June’s newsletter!  Without further … Continue reading

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Plant Medicine for Lovers, Fighters & Troubled Times

A solid guide to protecting and strengthening our hearts and spirits by Jenny McCartney, Medical Herbalist. At the request of a good friend, this post is dedicated to those who are fighting for the land, it’s people, and the spiritual … Continue reading

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o shatavari, herbal empress

Shatavari’s blessing is not one of spiritual transcendence, or a blessing from high above, but a kind of embodiedness that brings us into the fat exuberance of being here; teaching us that heaven is neither below us or above us … Continue reading

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Jenny McCartney, Medical Herbalist: Herbs for Love & Sex

Regardless of how you might feel about Valentines day– herbs, love and sex go well together, and so it only seems right to zero in on this synergistic triad this mid-February, and particularly the renowned herbal aphrodisiacs. So what makes … Continue reading

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How to nip (poke) hayfever in the bud

As any Victorian knows, as the City of Gardens, it also equates to the “city of seasonal allergies”. Unlike many other cities which have a much shorter blooming season, our mild climate is bounty to lush, green, pollen-y misery for … Continue reading

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