Cooking with herbs: 3 spring recipes

by Aisling Badger March 12, 2019

green dressing excerpt

We believe our kitchens are our sanctuaries--a place where we find nourishment, creativity, and healing. For many of us, the kitchen is also home to our herbal apothecaries, which in itself allows the lines between our food and our herbal medicine to blur, and where they truly are one. 

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Plant consciousness, plant wisdom

by Guido Masé February 21, 2019

forest excerpt

We must come to terms with the matter of plant consciousness. When we say "vegetative", we think of absence: no feeling, no willful acts, only passive reaction. But that does not describe the vegetal kingdom: sensing and moving to satisfy its wishes, a plant can hold abstract thought, plan for the future, and coordinate with kin. Plants have memory, sophisticated senses, and exquisite control over how their genetic blueprint unfolds into physical form. We dismiss them simply because of a difference in perspective, and do so at our peril.

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Winter Wellness Legends

by Guido Masé January 31, 2019

Rowanberry Excerpt

Growing up on the sunny side of the Alps, on the gentle slopes that would run down into the fertile valleys of northern Italy, I listened to the fairytales and lore of a people who had lived in those craggy mountains for thousands of years.

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DIY Raw Honey and Herbs

by Aisling Badger January 17, 2019

Golden Milk Powder

If you are looking for a creative way to keep with your herbal regimen, consider the easy solution of blending herbs and raw honey. Honey has long been called the food of the gods, or the elixir of life, and as herbalists, we understand why--there's nothing quite like the sweetness of honey, miraculously synthesized from the pollen and nectar of flowering plants...

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How to take a tincture & why

by Aisling Badger January 15, 2019

Healthy Liver Bitters Taking Tincture

When we think about using herbs in our everyday life, there are a few ways that come to mind; fresh harvest from the garden, herbal infusions (tea) and herbal tinctures. While many of you know what a tincture is and use them often, many folks don't, and our goal at Urban Moonshine is to get more people comfortable using plant medicines and to be inclusive in our information...

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Merry Mood Holiday Gift Guide

by Aisling Badger December 07, 2018

Merry Mood Gift GuideOur annual gift guides aim to make your holiday shopping personal, thoughtful, and healthy; for your friends and family, and the planet. Our bitters make great gifts, and our stress and mood tonics take it to a new level, as you gift with intention this year.

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Soothing Digestive Recipes For The Holidays

by Aisling Badger November 14, 2018

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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3 Ways To Tap Into An Herbal Community Near You

by Aisling Badger November 08, 2018

Railyard Apothecary

Studying or practicing herbalism is a vibrant, deeply fulfilling and action-oriented art, and is easily accessible to most people. While there is a wealth of information to be found through online learning and in books, there's something to be said for tapping into the plant community around you.

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5 Ways To Be An Herbalist This Fall

by Aisling Badger October 24, 2018

Urban Moonshine Herbal Medicine Shelf

Autumn is the time to ground down and return to our inward selves. After the ethereal light and abundant days of summer, we start to prepare for the darker days ahead. It’s the best time of year to set intentions, get quiet, create and manifest dreams, and to re-commit to healthy habits...

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Top 6 herbs for your microbiome

by Guido Masé October 23, 2018

When I picture our microbiome, I see great herds like the zebra and wildebeest that populate the savannah: this is what the flora is, really, more than a garden. It's a series of waves of intermingling populations, and instead of the grasses of the savannah, the foundation of their food chain comes from what we eat, along with healthy layer of mucus...

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DIY Immune Broth + Simple Soups

by Aisling Badger October 11, 2018

Urban Moonshine Medicinal Mushroom Broth DIY excerpt

An immune-supporting, nutritive and medicinal broth that's perfect for using in soups or enjoying on its own.

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