Wellness

Wild Greens Pesto

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For the longest time, I thought pesto had to be made with Basil, and then I began experimenting in the kitchen, as so many of us have been during in these times.  I am a big advocate for eating our medicine, and having it in a delicious spreadable form is quite satisfying.  With these wild […]

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Herbs for Anxiety and Insomnia

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Have your anxiety levels gone through the roof lately? Having trouble sleeping? Been gripped by feelings of fear, panic and overwhelm? If so, you are not alone! The world as we know it has been turned upside down in the last weeks due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and governments around the globe are trying […]

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Herbal Support for Coronavirus

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Staying well and protecting ourselves from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is on everyone’s mind right now. Social distancing is now a catchphrase and people are paying attention to washing hands, using hand sanitizer and avoiding hugs and handshakes. This is common sense and helps prevent the spread of disease.  I believe we should be doing everything we can […]

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What is Lucid Dreaming?

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The concept of lucid dreaming has both eluded and entranced people for centuries. Is it something that just happens or can it be learned? According to the 2002 film, “Waking Life”, becoming lucid isn’t just about knowing you’re dreaming while you’re dreaming but also becoming more aware and lucid during what we call the “waking […]

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Five Herbs For Seasons Change

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In the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, the first fall rains have arrived to soak the parched earth and temper the blistering heat of summer. As the external landscape changes, it seems like an appropriate time to nourish our internal landscape and turn to our herbal allies for support. The shift from late summer to […]

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Summer Herbal Syrups

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Summer herbal syrups

An herbal syrup in the summer? Yes please! Most people know of herbal syrups due to the beloved wintertime wellness elderberry syrup, helping you and your family steer clear of sick days during cold and flu season. As the seasons change and river season swings into full effect herbal syrups become a thing of the […]

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A New View of Women’s Wellness

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As women, our bodies are highly complex and sensitive. A chorus of hormonal queues, involving numerous glands and organs, controls our rhythmic bodies. We live in a delicate balance, and as most of us know, it is far too easy to become unbalanced. Almost every woman experiences reproductive health issues at some point in her […]

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Forage your own wild spring greens!

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miner lettuse

Spring is here! After a long wet winter the weather is starting to warm up, the trees are blooming, the grass is growing, and myriad of other plants are starting to show their pretty little leaves. Early spring is when wild edibles are at their most tender, succulent tastiness!Here in the Sierra Nevada foothills we […]

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Bitters

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dandelion and bee

The taste of bitter is something that most of us avoid as a rule, yet this taste is highly underrated and overlooked in our culture. First of all, let’s consider that without the bitter, the sweet doesn’t taste so sweet. Adding a little bitter to our food makes for complex and interesting flavors, and refines […]

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The Deeper Gifts of Aphrodisiacs

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Pouring Eroteaque tea blend

One of my favorite things to do at Remedy Garden is to decide which daily tea to brew from our wide array of in-house created blends. One of my new favorites is Ero-tea-que,  a combination of herbs which have aphrodisiac qualities. Not only have I enjoyed the expansiveness and heart opening qualities of this tea […]