Herb of the Month: Raspberry Leaf + Berry Cordial Recipe

This month at The Herb Shoppe, we are honing in on plant medicine that supports the Feminine, as well as plants that support the reproductive health of those with uteruses and those who experience a menstrual cycle. One such plant that perfectly encompasses both of those supports is Red Raspberry …

Herb of the Month: Oats (with Gluten-Free Banana Oat Pancake Recipe)

During this unprecedented upheaval of our day-to-day lives as a result of COVID-19, one herb I have consistently turned to to help with my frazzled nervous system and to manage my stress and anxiety has been Oats. In the world of herbal medicine, you’ll often find Oats in two forms: …

Herb of the Month: Damiana

The month of February has been long celebrated as the time of anticipation for the coming of spring. It is the time the womb of Mother Earth first senses movement and our soils anticipate the thaw and the potential for new life. On February 1st, many celebrate Imbolc to mark …

Milk Thistle Seed & The New Year Detox

With the start of a new year, and a new decade at that, many folks may be starting new or focusing back on healthy habits. During the holidays, and frankly throughout our lives, it is completely normal and healthy to enjoy the emotional nourishment of comfort foods and focusing on …

Herb of the Month: Peppermint

The holidays are upon us, and with them, eyes full of glittering lights and stomachs full of delicious meals and sweets shared with loved ones. During this time, it can be helpful to call on our plant allies to aid our digestive system and keep us uplifted. One such herb …

Herb of the Month: Fennel Seed

November has come, and with it, ever darkening days, and more time spent within the home, either in the home of our bodies, as we nurture our inner worlds, or our physical homes, where we are likely to dedicate more time to craft, cooking, and general coziness. This time of …

Herb of the Month: Marshmallow Root

As we begin to settle into autumn, and the veil begins to thin, one may find themselves going inward. Going deeper. Down to the root. We’ve spent our summer months in an outward expression. The body of our being all colorful flowers and broad leaves. The time has come to …

Herb of the Month: Hawthorne

While the midday sun clings to summer’s warmth, the sweater I reach for in the early morning chill speaks to a change in the seasons, and we begin to wade into autumn’s waters. As the days shorten and the Earth turns, we, too, continue our rotation on our energetic axes, …

Herb of the Month: Mimosa Flower

While walking or driving through the streets of Portland this time of year, you may spy what appears to be small, bright pink poofs growing atop trees, like truffula tufts straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. Mimosa trees, latin name Albizia julibrissin, spark joy just from their sheer appearance …

Herb of the Month: St. John’s Wort

This time of year, the yellow blooms of St. John’s Wort can be seen popping up along roadsides, and edges of pastures and meadows. It may also be seen in areas that have been recently disturbed by fire or logging, and the seeds of the plant can remain viable in …

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