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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