3 page, two-sided herbal newsletter.
This Newsletter covers a brief history and uses of medicinal mushrooms found growing wild in the Rocky Mountains, plus recipes and formulas for their use.
Featured Book Review is on Paul Stamets excellent book, Mycelium Running.
This Newsletter covers the barks of trees and shrubs for harvesting when the sap is rising for maximum medicinal properties.
Includes recipes for: Alder Catkin Salve; Ponderosa Ointment for Rheumatism; Nez Perce Smoking Mixture; Lodgepole Cough Syrup; and Birch Leaf Salve.
Featured Herb of the Month: Birch.
Book Review: Wild Trees of Idaho.
I frequently encounter individuals who associate Herbalism with Homeopathy. There are distinct differences between the two, and I often have to take time to explain those differences to clients. I am certain that a number of you, practicing herbalism, have the same challenge. Following is some information which helps clarify the differences.
Featured Herb of the Month: Cow Parsnip, including Cow Parsnip Salve for Rheumatism.
Book Review: Evidence-Based Herbal Medicine.
This Newsletter covers the issue of spontaneous healing plus adaptogents, how they work and common North American plants considered to have adaptogent properties.
Plants covered include: American Licorice, Burdock Root, Arrowleaf Balsamroot, Wild Ginger, Stinging Nettle, Turkey Tail, Red Belted Polypore and Astragalus.
Featured Plant: Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum).
Book Review: Spontaneous Healing: How to Discover and Embrace Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself by Dr. Andrew Weil.
This Newsletter covers herbal alternative pet treatments for Heartworm and other parasitic infestations; Cancer; Diabetes; Wounds, Cuts and Stings; and Tear Stains.
Recipes include: Parasite Capsules for Heartworm, Round Worm, Tapeworm & other Parasites; Pet Anti-Tumor Capsules; Blood Sugar Balancing Capsules; Herbal Pet Wound Ointment; and Clear Eye Drops.
Book Review: New Choices in Natural Healing for Dog and Cats.
Its on the news and its all over the internet, heavily promoted as nature’s Viagra and the pancrea for body building. But here are the facts:
This Newsletter covers the herbal/medicinal uses of Tribulus terrestris including recent research.
Herb of the Month: Chaga Inonotus obliquus.
Editorial Opinion: Addressing the Dangers of the Flu Shot. Article includes herbal alternatives to flu shots.
A growing number of people are contacting me asking about the best way to deal with shingles. There seems to be an epidemic of outbreaks.
Herb of the Month: Lodgepole Pine Dwarf Mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum).
Book Review: Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs by Stephen Fried.
Tannins generally bind with alkaloids to form insoluble compounds, rendering the medicinal benefits of the plants inert. This newsletter contains a list of Rocky Mountain plants containing these compounds.
Includes: A chart showing some commonly used Rocky Mountain medicinal plants containing Tannins & Alkaloids.
With new FDA regulations governing herbs and raw plant materials, there is a growing need for sharing knowledge. This Newsletter covers the issues and the importance of herbalists teaching others the knowledge we have obtained throughout our careers.
With knowledge, consumers can provide for themselves by learning what medicinal plants grow in their own backyards and the forests or deserts nearby. As herbalists, it has (and always was) our obligation to provide the education needed, so that these herbs may be properly identified and prepared by others.
Feature ~ People Friendly Plants: How to identify and prepare Bindweed , Chickweed, Sheep Sorrel, Dandelion, Puncture Vine, Knotweed, Melilot, Ox-eye Daisy and Teasel.
Recipes Include: Ox-Eye Daisy-Catnip Mosquito Repellent, Teasel Ointment, Chicory Coffee, Chickweed Salve, and Melilot Eye Ointment.
This Newsletter covers the process of making medicinal vinegars plus combinations of herbs to use for various ailments.
This Newsletter covers the process of making medicinal vinegars plus combination of herbs for making:
System Support VinegarHormone Balancing VinegarTonic VinegarLymphatic SupportBountiful Nutrient VinegarNerve Calming VinegarPain Relief VinegarBlood Building Vinegar
PLUS a recipe for Pickled Dandelion Flower Buds (great for bone-building).
The Newsletter also covers the process for making Herbal Reductions.
Recipes for using herbal reductions include:Bitters Reduction Liver CleanseRed Clover Cancer Tonic
Also included in the Newsletter is an article on What are "Standardized Herbs?.
Book Review: The Hundred-Year Lie.
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