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Spring Cleansing: Gently Transitioning from Winter to Spring

Spring Cleansing: Gently Transitioning from Winter to Spring

The Spring Equinox falls on March 20 this year, and though the weather is still mostly cold, this is is the time of year to begin spring cleansing and gently transitioning to a spring diet and lifestyle. We are affected by seasonal changes, and that […]

Making a Comfrey Poultice

Making a Comfrey Poultice

Having suffered two herniated discs in my lumbar spine, I have been exploring which herbs and other plants can help with pain management and support the healing process. One thing I have been doing recently, now that comfrey is in season, is making poultices from […]

About Shatavari, Asparagus Racemosus

About Shatavari, Asparagus Racemosus

Several months ago, I posted a bout ashwagandha, which is widely known as a made reproductive tonic in Ayurveda. A common Ayurvedic female reproductive tonic is shatavari, also known as wild asparagus or asparagus racemosus.* While ashwagandha is typically considered a men’s herb and shatavari […]

Making Your Own Herbal Body Oils

Making Your Own Herbal Body Oils

Making herbal body oils for self-massage is actually surprisingly simple. It just involves letting the plant steep in the oil of your choice, and then straining out the plant material once the oil has been infused with it. I first made my own herbal body oil, […]

A Postpartum Healing Journey

A Postpartum Healing Journey

The past several months I have needed to focus much of my energy on postpartum healing. After having an enjoyable, comfortable pregnancy and a relatively easy natural home birth- and being able to maintain a fairly intense daily ashtanga yoga practice throughout my pregnancy- I […]

Conversation with Fa-Tai Shieh about Urban Farming

Conversation with Fa-Tai Shieh about Urban Farming

In this post, I interview Fa-Tai Shieh, the Board President of Added Value, which operates the Red Hook Community Farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Fa-Tai has been involved in farming for over twenty years and has been working on urban farms since the concept first […]

About Mugwort

About Mugwort

A few years ago, I learned that the herb mugwort is used to promote vivid and lucid dreaming, and is also thought to help open the third eye chakra, especially on the new and full moons. Some people make a dream pillow out of mugwort. […]

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 […]