Tagged with herbal medicine

Milk Thistle, Dreamtime, and the Liver

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) (introduced by Europeans to the US) *** Milk thistle has been a part of my life and practice for about 15 years, now. However, I’ve been getting to know this herbal ally more and more lately as she grows so heartily out here in Coastal CA. In the past, I hadn’t … Continue reading

Restoring Digestive Health

“All diseases begin in the gut.” ~ Hippocrates I just taught an intensive in Asheville, NC for the Organic Grower’s School on Restoring Digestive Health and it got all kinds of juices flowing on this topic (smile).  Distant memories from my psycho-spiritual break-down (and break-through) re-emerged and reminded me how far I had come.  Truly, … Continue reading

Passionflower and Passionfruit Natural Soda

I suppose it’s about time I write about the name-sake of my website, right (well, the former name of this website was Madhupa Maypop)?  Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) was one of the first herbs that I took as a medicine many years ago while living in San Francisco.  Blended with hawthorn berry and flower, it helped … Continue reading

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

St. John’s Wort is a beautiful weed that spread from Europe to the Americas with the settlers.  This plant is energetically associated with sunlight and is able to cast light in dark places.  The flower essence serves as an aid for the very emotional and light-sensitive ones. Hypericum perforatum blooms around the Summer Solstice — … Continue reading