Making Floral Oxymels

Over the last few years, oxymels have been gaining popularity in the west, both as herbal remedies and as cocktail ingredients. Over the last three years, I have been making lots of oxymels, mostly with flowers. There is something about the aroma and visual appeal of floral oxymels that is sumptuously appealing!

Herbs for Digestive Health

   Healing the Gut A 2013 survey suggested that 72 percent of Americans live with digestive symptoms such as reoccurring diarrhea, gas, bloating, frequent bowel movements and abdominal pain.1 Disturbingly, many of these symptoms are indicative…

Borage for Courage

Although I strive to inspire and write from my heart, I don’t often write personal posts. However, today I wanted to share my recent story about making my first flower essence with you, and our family’s…

Permaculture 101

Creating a healthy, abundant and more self-reliant life This is a guest blog post written by the latest addition to the Green Path Faculty, Kareen Erbe. You can find out more about Kareen at the bottom…

Celebrating First Menstruation

If you are a woman, do you remember your experience of menarche, your first menstruation? Did you have accurate information about what was happening to you? Did you celebrate with your mom, dad, a friend or…

Herbs for Surgery

Although surgery can be complicated and there are so many different types, there is one fundamental truth that prevails with all surgery: The better we heal, the less scar tissue we have. The less scar tissue…

Growing an Herbal Lawn

Have you ever considered the logic of having a lawn? The truth is, nature doesn’t do monocrops. Top that off with growing a grass that needs lots of water and isn’t native to your area? No…

Herbs for Chronic Smoke

Every morning lately I wake to a big orange sun. We have rarely seen blue skies here for many weeks and most days I can’t even see the mountains that surround my town. The smoke from…

Making Better Herbal Medicine

When using plants for medicine, we can interpret information about how they grow and reproduce to help us understand how to store them, how long they will stay fresh, and how to best make them into…

Tree Medicine

As winter turns to spring, I have been noticing the trees. Trees are optimists. Even as the leaves yellow in the fall, the trees are preparing for the spring, storing nutrients for the cold months ahead…