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13 Surprising Reasons You Have Fatigue

Article courtesy of CHA of BC professional member Dr. Cobi Slater, Registered Herbal Therapist, PhD, DNM, CHT, RNCP, NNCP To view entire article with additional information, please visit: http://drcobi.com/blog/13-surprising-reasons-you-have-fatigue-0 1. Sugar Excess Simple sugars in the form of breads, cereals, rice, cookies, cakes and junk food are digested very quickly by the body which then leads to [...]

By | 2018-02-13T01:53:47+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Herbal Medicine, Nervous System Health|0 Comments

Alfalfa Leaves ~ Medicago sativa

Written by CHA of BC professional member and current President- Registered Herbal Therapist, Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) Medical Herbalist To view entire article with additional information, please visit: http://aeblog.alchemyelixir.com/2009/07/01/alfalfa-leaves-medicago-sativa/ Alfalfa leaves, the latin name being Medicago sativa, is a plant origionally native to asia, but now is found growing abundantly throughout the world. Alfalfa [...]

By | 2018-02-13T01:49:50+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Herbal Medicine, Herbal Monographs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Tinctures and how to take your remedies

Article courtesy of CHA of BC professional member, Avery Herbert, Medical Herbalist, RHT To view entire article with additional information, please visit: http://www.mindfulmedicinehealth.com/blog/2017/7/24/herbal-medicine-for-beginners-tinctures-and-how-to-take-your-remedies Since starting my practice and getting into the community more, I've been able to speak to so many people about herbal medicine and my passion as a practitioner. By far the most [...]

By | 2018-02-13T01:23:45+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Herbal Medicine, Philosophy of Healing|0 Comments

Herbal Medicine for Beginners: The power of consultation

Written by CHA of BC member, Avery Herbert, Medical Herbalist, RHT To view entire article with additional information, please visit: http://www.mindfulmedicinehealth.com/blog/2017/7/5/herbal-medicine-for-beginners-the-power-of-consultation If you've ever seen an Naturopath, an Acupuncturist, or Nutritionist, a Herbalist's consultation can look quite similar. Although we don't needle like an acupuncturist, we may feel the pulse, look at the tongue, nails and [...]

By | 2018-02-12T23:49:49+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Herbal Medicine, Philosophy of Healing|0 Comments

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 | 2017-08-10T19:58:02+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Digestive Health, Herbal Monographs|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 | 2017-05-05T21:26:52+00:00 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 | 2017-08-10T19:58:02+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Herbal Recipes|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 | 2017-06-03T22:38:16+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Depression, Digestive Health|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 | 2017-08-10T19:58:02+00:00 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 | 2017-08-10T19:58:03+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Herbal Monographs, Herbal Recipes|0 Comments