By Maryann Readal Seeing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of strings of what looked to be brown seeds hanging in stores around holy places in India made me extremely curious about this seed. On a recent visit to India and Nepal, it was a very common sight to see hundreds of people walking around Buddhist temples in […]
via Rudraksha Tree – A Medicinal Tree of India and Nepal — The Herb Society of America Blog
Walking into a sacred garden is like walking into another world, one full of joy, happiness, and wholeness. Fruit hanging from happy branches, plants coming up from all angles inviting a nibble, a taste, a touch. The pathways spiral and you get lost, looking at flowers, breathing in the fresh air, and tasting the tart […]
via Introduction to Sacred Gardening: Connection, Reciprocity, and Honoring Life — The Druid’s Garden
DIY Moisturizing Skin Serum Growing up, I was fed the beauty myth that oily skin is bad. The cosmetics industry pushes the use of harsh, drying soaps and products that strip natural oils to help you get rid of shine. However, those natural oils actually help moisturize your skin. Washing them away can result in overly […]
via Herbal Beauty Ideas for All Year — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs
Despite repeated warnings that skin cancer is caused at least in part by exposure to the sun, people still flock to the beach, where they lie prostrate, soaking in as much sunshine as they can. Hopefully, they are wearing a high factor sunscreen. But lying on the beach more than half-naked with nothing much to […]
via The Sun; Overexposure to Sun, Sea, and Wind — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs
We are in the season of blossoming and blooming though it may not feel like we can do this at the moment. The Flower Moon opens your heart to the potential you have no matter what situation you may find yourself in.
Under the full Flower Moon we will teach you how to create a flower essence to literally capture the energy of blooming, blossoming, ripening & abundance to sustain your heart during this time. Flower essences capture the essence of the energy and personality of the flower that you are working with. When you take in the flower essence you are inviting it to shift the subtle energies of your aura and energetic fields. These shifts are subtle and do take time to notice working at a spiritual/energetic level. This is not the same as taking herbal tinctures, for example.
Read original article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ Full Moon Flower Essence Ceremony
Cold sores, which are also called fever blisters, can be itchy, painful, and embarrassing. They are typically caused by the herpes simplex virus. Cold sores can be treated with antiviral medications, which may shorten how long the symptoms last. There are various home remedies, as well, which are used to ease their discomfort. Furthermore, a lot […]
via Essential Oils for Treating Cold Sores — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs
Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog: By Maryann Readal Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), a tart, lemony herb, is used today primarily in cooking. However, you may have to grow your own sorrel or visit a farmer’s market or specialty store in early spring if you want to make any recipe with it. Chopped…
via Sorrel – Herb of the Month — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs