plantmedicine

Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) is in full bloom here. It certainly brightens up the landscape! This is a plant I tincture, dry for tea, and infuse in body oil. Goldenrod is astringent, diaphoretic, vulnerary, and antimicrobial, and can be ingested or applied for a variety of ailments. There are many species, all are medicinal, though each species will have a slightly different scent, taste, and potency.

Heroic Medicine - You Don't Need a Hero

Heroic Medicine - You Don't Need a Hero

It's so easy, for those without nutrition or herbal or medical education to fall into the marketing traps. It's so easy to buy into the gimmicks, the promise that you can be cured with a restrictive diet, with a cleanse, a detox, a program. Our bodies are, in general, balanced and healthily functioning. We don't need expensive programs or severe diets to be healthy, that's a marketing tactic. Treat your body as a temple, give it what it needs. You seldom need much else.