Break Free of “Magic Pills” and Fad Diets

When I was working as a nutritionist and selling supplements there was one trend that continuously broke my herbalist heart. Every day people would come in for that “magic pill.” The one-size-fits-all cure to every one of their problems. Only, alternative medicine doesn’t work like that. People would return things after a week or even […]

Chaga: Uses Medicinal to Magickal

Latin Name: Inonotus obliquus Common Name: Chaga (transliteration from Russian “чага”) Traditional Names: Clinker Polypore, Clinker Fungus, Cinder Conk, Charga, Tschaga, Tschagapilz, Kabanoanatake, Black Mass, Birch Canker Polypore, “sterile conk trunk rot of birch” (England & Canada), Diamond of the Forest Family: Hymenochaetaceae Planet: Jupiter Element: Earth Active Constituents: Polysaccharides, Melanin, Vitamin B, Xylogalactoglucan, Steroidals […]