Welcoming Spring with Herbs

by founder, Jovial King March 11, 2021

welcome spring with herbs

Aww, springtime! One of the herbalist's favorite times of the year. It’s a time to dig fresh spring roots, marvel at the first courageous spring flowers and most of all increase the flavor of bitterness in your diet to flush out the stagnation of winter.

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Solutions: Four Herbs To Calm Your Nervous Stomach

by Aisling Badger February 02, 2021

Calm Tummy Bitters in hand with chamomile 

We all know the feeling; we get a little queasy or bloated, there's a tight knot in the pit of our belly or those nervous butterflies. Herbs are here to help--find out which ones are our favorites to soothe and calm an upset tummy. 

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Soothing Digestive Recipes For The Holidays

by Aisling Badger November 30, 2020

UM Digestive Bitter Chews

Enjoy these two soothing digestive recipes made with Urban Moonshine Bitters this season. Your guests will leave your home well nourished, and comfortable after the holiday feast!

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The Gut and Immune Connection

by Aisling Badger September 21, 2020

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You may have heard about the gut-brain connection and that the health of our bellies has an impact on our moods, but what about the gut's role in the health of our immune system? 

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An Herbalist's Staycation

by Aisling Badger July 08, 2020

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There is nothing like these long days when every delicious, summery minute counts. This time of year embodies abundance, energy, and fullness. July brings daily joy, feeling the sunshine and warmth that we Northerners miss so much throughout our long winter.

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November Things We Love

by Aisling Badger November 14, 2019

November things we love

We have arrived to November, a true in-between time. The colorful leaves have fallen, the garden has been put to rest, and we are awaiting the first snowfall to make the landscape beautiful once again. It's the start of the holiday season, and we find more time to spend with family and friends, indulging in lovingly-prepared meals, and cozying up to the warm fires of the season. 

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Back to School with Herbs

by Aisling Badger August 23, 2019

Back To School With Herbs

As you and your family transition from summer activities into the regular routines of home and school life, it's a good time to take the health of your family into your own hands. 

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Nurturing the soil’s microbiome

by Guido Masé July 17, 2019

Italy was not the first place where humans domesticated grains. By all accounts, this happened in China or India about ten thousand years ago with millet and spelt. This was followed closely by barley cultivated in the fertile floodplains of the land we now call Iraq....

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Bitter Love

by Guido Masé April 17, 2019

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My grandfather (the American one) had many diverse interests, ranging from sports, to finance, and many in between. I fondly recall his passion for history: walking around Kansas City, he'd point out historical markers and talk to me about the Santa Fe Trail, and the lives of pioneers who set out westward to seek their fortune. While I have misgivings about that chapter in US history, I am still grateful for how my grandfather taught me to imagine the footsteps of those who walked a city street or farm field years and years ago.

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DIY Herbal Vinegars

by Aisling Badger April 11, 2019

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Having herbal vinegar on hand allows us to infuse our favorite herbs into our everyday meals in a quick + tasty way. They add a medicinal kick to salad dressings, or on grain dishes and greens, or are delicious mixed with sparkling water for a drink called a “shrub.”

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Rise Up In Spring: Thinking Like A Plant

by Guido Masé March 28, 2019

 

Rise Up in Spring--Thinking Like a Plant

Every spring, I dig up dandelions. When I started my first garden, this was an act of fear: “If I don’t get them out now,” I used to think, “they’ll dump seed everywhere!”

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Bitters and digestive juices

by Guido Masé January 02, 2019

Bitters digestive juices

We take digestion for granted, but it's not an easy task: we consume a range of foods, at different times, under changing circumstances. Balancing all these variables, our guts distil macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbs) and process micronutrients and phytochemicals. 

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