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Just In…Natural Bug Spray

Hi folks, I just wanted to let you know that I have made my first batch of summer spray for the season – a natural bug repellent.  It does a great job of deterring those pesky biters, but is pleasant to use.  If you are interested in […]

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What IS a herbalist? Published in The Link Feb 2010

Securing a definition of a herbalist is a little like nailing jello to a tree.  There are as many ways to describe an herbalist as there are an artist.  I find beauty in that fact.  Humans have relied on herbs for healing since pre-history and there are […]

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Notes on Estrogen, Phytoestrogen and Xenoestrogen

Phytoestrogens are plant components which have the same receptor sites as estrogen.  That means they can hook up to the same receptor sites in our cells.  Unlike the estrogen that our own body produces, phytoestrogens are much smaller in effect.  This means that when there is too […]

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Herbs & Flu Season – Published in The Link (Nov 09)

It is here again, and everyone is in a tizzy! The flu has become a fantastically large event to loathe and fear. Everyone has to make their own decision about flu shots, but if you are interested, here are some tips for using herbs to prevent and […]

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Elderberries – Published in The Link (Sept 09)

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Often, I am asked why I named my business Elderberry Herbals. In a nutshell, Elderberry is a fantastic plant; lush with lore and has good food and medicinal value. I hope that my practice will come to share some of the virtues that Elderberry […]

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