Deep Rooted is a blog about living in a simple, natural, and peaceful way, in harmony with the earth and its cycles

Month: May 2017

Self-Healing with a Castor Oil Bath

Self-Healing with a Castor Oil Bath

I typically practice ashtanga yoga five or six days a week, and on one of my days off do a self-care ritual known as the castor oil bath, which I learned about from an article in Elephant Journal that was featured in the Ashtanga Daily Dispatch. The […]

Brahma Muhurta, the Time of Pure Consciousness

Brahma Muhurta, the Time of Pure Consciousness

In the folk song Across the Great Divide, Nancy Griffith sings, “The finest hour I have seen/is the one that comes between/the edge of night and the break of day/it’s when the darkness rolls away.” In Sanskrit, this time of day is called Brahma Muhurta, […]

The Amazing Stinging Nettle

The Amazing Stinging Nettle

It’s mid-spring, the season for stinging nettle, and you can now find it in many farmers markets throughout New York City. Nettle is not just for culinary purposes; it also has myriad health benefits and other uses: Its main use is as a cleansing, detoxifying herb. […]

Preventing Spring Allergies

Preventing Spring Allergies

Pollen is in the air, and a Deep Rooted reader has requested ideas for preventing and coping with spring allergies. One, according to Brittany Nickerson’s Herbal Homestead Journal, is to take a spoonful every day of raw local honey, and to do this for at least […]


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