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What is Yoni Steaming? Yoni steaming is a practice that originated in Africa. It is believed that the steam can help improve a woman's fertility, reduce menstrual pain and aid in the release of toxins from the uterus. Yoni steaming involves sitting over steam from herbs such as rosemary, wormwood and basil for 15-20 minutes, once or twice a week. The herbs are generally mixed with water in a pot and placed on top of a stove or hot plate so that they release the vapors into the air. According to Wikipedia: "Yoni Steaming is an alternative health treatment whereby...

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Let's discuss the differences between Infusions & Decoctions, Syrups, Medicinal Salves/Oils, Tinctures, and Glycerite Tinctures.

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Skullcap (Scutellaria Lateriflora) The Perfect Herb for Flu Season & Beyond Skullcap is an herbaceous perennial flowering perennial plant from the mint family, Lamiaceae with ridged leaves and tiny flowers that can range in color from purple and blue to pink and white. The two-lobed flowers resemble the military helmets worn by early European settlers, hence the herb's name. A hardy plant, it grows 1 to 4 feet high, thriving in rich woods and moist thickets or swamplands of eastern North America. Now there are two different types of Skullcap, the American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) and Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis),...

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This weekend I went into Brooklyn to explore an herb shop I have wanted to visit. Upon entering, we were met by Chris who is co-founder and operations manager of the Radicle Herb Shop. Chris, with his super knowledge on everything herb related, is willing to share what he knows with excitement. He is the kind of person we all seek out when in need of in-depth information on herbs. After getting some great info from Chris, I did some shopping! Below is a list of newly researched herbs I've been working on. I’ve been taking my own herbal journey...

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I came across this herb and it peeked the herbalist in me.                                             Valerian?   What is it?   What’s its purpose?

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