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Ashwagandha, Milk, Energy, and Sleep

Root Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry or winter cherry Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is described as a rasayana in Ayurvedic medicine....

Spicy Flavor and Digestive Trikatu

Which of these herbs would you consider “spicy”? The spicy flavor has many understandings and an interesting function. When most people think of “spicy,” they...

Janet Tunjic, October 2020 – East West School of Planetary Herbology

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Lani Nelson, September 2020 – East West School of Planetary Herbology

  <img class="preload-me lazy-load" title="Lani Nelson" src="data:;base64," alt="" width="602" height="620" data-src="https://cdn.planetherbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Lani-Nelson.jpg" data-srcset="https://cdn.planetherbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Lani-Nelson.jpg 602w" /> I grew up in the small town of Yuba City, CA. I...

Draksha: Ayurvedic Grape Wine Medicine

Asava and arishta, meaning “distillate” in Sanskrit, are two naturally fermented alcoholic extracts used for making Ayurvedic wine medicines. Draksha in Sanskrit means “grape”...

Watermelon Medicine: Fruit, Seed and Rind

Sweet is the flavor of the Spleen time of year, including this month of August. In July, I discussed the herb, jujube date, which...

Christina Slotin, August 2020 – East West School of Planetary Herbology

  <img class="preload-me lazy-load" title="cslotkin" src="data:;base64," alt="" width="1000" height="1333" data-src="https://cdn.planetherbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/cslotkin.jpg" data-srcset="https://cdn.planetherbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/cslotkin.jpg 1000w" /> My name is Christina Q. Slotin and I live in Cocoa Beach Florida...

Huckleberry Fruit and Leaf for Diabetes

Huckleberry leaves and berries Many years ago, while visiting Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I happened upon a local herb shop.  While perusing jars of dry herbs,...

Jujube Dates to Usher in the Earth Time of Year

Dried jujube dates From July through about mid-September, we are in the “Earth time of year” with its organs, the Spleen and Stomach. In Traditional...

Erica Macrum, July 2020 – East West School of Planetary Herbology

I grew up with the wet land plants, white oaks, and hickories in Illinois.   My love and connection with plants has been with me...