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Protection for You and Yours: A Holiday Gift Idea

Every December we try to offer some possibilities for gifts you can make or buy to enhance your holidays. It’s our version of...

Delicious Herbal Holiday Recipes for Kids and Adults

Cranberries and orange for making homemade cranberry sauce I often receive letters from children about my Kids Herb Book expressing their joy in making...

2020 – What a Year for East West!

goji berries Finally, we’re reaching the end of 2020! I can’t tell you how many people have yearned to see this year pass since...

Joshua Samuelsen, December 2020 – East West School of Planetary Herbology

I grew up in London and then moved to Chico, California in my late teens. I studied International Communications at Chico State. During...

Natalie Morrissey, November 2020 – East West School of Planetary Herbology

  <img class="preload-me lazy-load" title="natalie morrissey" src="data:;base64," alt="" width="153" height="203" data-src="https://cdn.planetherbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/natalie-morrissey.png" data-srcset="https://cdn.planetherbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/natalie-morrissey.png 153w" /> I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and...

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

  <img class="preload-me lazy-load" title="janet tunjic" src="data:;base64," alt="" width="683" height="824" data-src="https://cdn.planetherbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/janet-tunjic.jpg" data-srcset="https://cdn.planetherbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/janet-tunjic.jpg 683w" /> I reside in the remote city of Perth, Western Australia with a...

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”...