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 […]

Hyssop: Benefits and Uses – from Medicinal to Magickal

Hyssop. An underrated herb when it comes to cold and flu season. This powerful herb will cleanse the body of respiratory ailments and cut colds and flus in half. “Purge me with Hyssop, and I shall be clean.” Psalm 51:7

Catnip Benefits and Uses – From Medicinal to Magickal

General Uses
after-dinner tea, tonic infusion, giving felines a fun time, cough remedy when combined with honey, induce perspiration with raising body heat, breaking fever, inducing sleep, cooling off when overheated, dispels nervous headaches, induces menstruation, muscle spasms, colic (especially in infants).