Plant Spirit Medicine (The Secret Lives of Essential Oils)

Essential oils seem to be almost as popular now as they were in ancient Egypt and Rome. Our understanding of them continues to grow as we pursue their use. There are quite a few factors involved in the power that these tiny bottles of aromatics hold. One of which is the sheer amount of plant … Read morePlant Spirit Medicine (The Secret Lives of Essential Oils)

Materia Medica – Elderberry

Elderberry Sambucus (Adoxaceae) Also Known as: Arbre de Judas, Baccae, Baises de Sureau, Black-Berried Alder, Black Elder, Black Elderberry, Boor Tree, Bountry, Elder, Common Elder. Identification Elderberry is a shrub within the honeysuckle family. Reaching a maximum height of 15m, this deciduous shrub flowers in the spring and early summer. The elderberry shrub has smooth, … Read moreMateria Medica – Elderberry

Materia Medica – Sagebrush

Sagebrush Artemisia tridentate (Asteraceae) Commonly called: Big sagebrush, Great Basin sagebrush, or simply (locally) sagebrush. Identification Sagebrush is a slivery-gray, many-branched low shrub with yellow flowers usually standing 0.5-3m tall. The leaves attached to the branches are wedge shaped and are 1-3cm long with wider outer lips divided into three lobes. The leaves are covered … Read moreMateria Medica – Sagebrush

The Words, Wisdom, Love and Energy of a Medicine Woman.

The power of nature. The power of the spirit. The power of the human body. As a conduit for the nexus of all the healing energies, the Medicine Woman channels the earthly and the divine to bring health, love and peace to her patients. The Medicine Woman helps her patient reconnect to the truth found … Read moreThe Words, Wisdom, Love and Energy of a Medicine Woman.

Materia Medica – Yarrow

Yarrow Achillea millefolium L. (Asteraceae) Also known as: Gandana, I-chi-kao, Milfoil, Millefoil, Noble Yarrow, Nosebleed, Old Man’s Pepper, Soldier’s Woundwort, Stanchgrass, Thousand-leaf, Common Yarrow, Western Yarrow, Knight’s Milfoil, Herbe Militaris, Sanguinary, Devil’s Nettle, Devil’s Plaything, Bad Man’s Plaything, Yarroway, Plumajillo (Little Feather), and Thousand-seal   Identification Yarrow is a bushy flowering plant that can reach … Read moreMateria Medica – Yarrow

First Snow of the Season (Creamy Mushroom Soup with Spinach)

Halloween hasn't even passed, but here in the north country we've already been hit with a pretty gnarly snow storm. At least Lake Placid has... So I'm holed up here in my nook of an apartment, ice festooning the trees outside my window and falling intermittently in great chunks off the roof. The image that ... Read moreFirst Snow of the Season (Creamy Mushroom Soup with Spinach)