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Chaga Mushroom or Fungus also known as “King of the Herbs”

Written by Katolen Yardley, Medical Herbalist To view entire article with additional information, please visit: http://aeblog.alchemyelixir.com/2012/11/08/chaga-mushroom-or-fungus-also-known-as-“king-of-the-herbs”/ Latin Name: Inonotus obliquus however it may be found under the Latin names: Polyporus obliquus and Poria obliqua Family: Hymenochaetaceae Phylum: Basidiomycota (known as a true mushroom). Habitat Chaga is a slow growing fungus which grows on birch trees [...]

By | May 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Monograph: Cottonwood (Populus balsamifera)

Written by Krista Poulton, Medical Herbalist, RHT To view entire article including photos, please visit: http://kristadawnpoulton.com/2017/04/monograph-cottonwood/ Populus balsamifera/ trichocarpa (local variety) ~ Black Cottonwood Popular Buds are budding right now on Vancouver Island!  And did you know that these little leaf buds are such a versatile medicine! It is easy to harvest this plant as all you [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Written by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH Medical Herbalist To view entire article, please visit: (NOTE full article) http://aeblog.alchemyelixir.com/2014/04/21/lavender-lemonade/ LAVENDER LEMONADE A refreshing summer drink – serve with garnished of fresh lavender. Ingredients: 5 cups of water 1/2 cup sugar (or experiment with adding xylitol or + /- 10 grams of dried stevia leaves for a natural [...]

By | May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Depression & Anxiety – is it your head or your gut?

Written by Holly Fourchalk, RHT To view entire article written by our of our professional Registered Herbal Therapists, Holly Fourchalk, RHT - with photos, please visit: http://www.choicesunlimited.ca/depression-anxiety-is-it-your-head-or-your-gut/ We experience depression and anxiety as a “head” thing, but too many times the cause is in the body. In fact, there are a wide number of physical causes that [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Red Root – New Jersey Tea

Written by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH Medical Herbalist To view entire article, please visit: (NOTE full article) http://aeblog.alchemyelixir.com/2013/04/05/red-root-new-jersey-tea/ Botanical: Ceanothus americanus Main Actions: Astringent, Lymphagogue, Expectorant. Indications: Red Root is indicated for stagnation of lymph, thick mucus, swollen glands and poor assimilation of nutritients to the tissues. Red root, also known as New Jersey Tea, a lymphatic herb [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Herbal Monographs|0 Comments

Grindelia Honey

Written by Krista Poulton, RHT - Medical Herbalist To view entire article with recipe, directions and photos, please visit: http://kristadawnpoulton.com/2017/01/grindelia-honey/ With the flu season upon us – time to get prepared for those inevitable and irritable coughs! No matter where you live I am positive you have weeds growing.  You probably have weeds in your [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Herbal Monographs, Herbal Recipes|0 Comments

Spiced Elderberry Syrup

Written by Krista Poulton, RHT - Medical Herbalist To view entire article with recipe, directions and photos, please visit: http://kristadawnpoulton.com/2017/01/spiced-elderberry-syrup/ This Elderberry Syrup can keep you tip top over the flu season with its Anti-viral and Immune-Boosting abilities RIGHT from your own backyard!  (or neighbours if you ask nicely!) Now that Summer is coming to [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|Herbal Recipes|0 Comments

Trauma, Rest and the Role of Nature in Resetting the Nervous System

Written by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) - Medical Herbalist To view entire article and photos, please visit: http://aeblog.alchemyelixir.com/2016/02/01/trauma-rest-and-the-role-of-nature-in-resetting-the-nervous-system/ Having recent opportunity to teach in the certificate program “The Holistic Approach to Trauma,” at Langara College in Vancouver BC. The impact of extreme stress and the chain reaction that stress has on the body is fresh in [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Nervous System Health|0 Comments

Why Your Gut Function is Important

 To view entire article written by our of our professional Registered Herbal Therapists, Holly Fourchalk, RHT - with photos, please visit: http://www.choicesunlimited.ca/why-is-your-gut-function-important/ Historically, our only gut issue was the extent that it might “stick out”.  Then we were taught that that a “gut” provoked diabetes. Today, we know that 80% of those with weight issues don’t [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|Digestive Health|0 Comments

WELCOME TO THE Blog of the Canadian Herbalists Association of British Columbia

WELCOME TO THE Blog of the Canadian Herbalists Association of British Columbia Our website is accessible at www.chaofbc.ca We are a non profit association with a mandate of monitoring and maintaining the educational qualifications and practice of Herbal Practitioners. We are thrilled to be offering another educational resource for the public and for our members. [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Introduction|0 Comments