Medicinal Mushrooms

by Aisling Badger September 27, 2016

Medicinal Mushrooms; Red Reishi

The mushroom world is rich, just like the plant world. Many offer medicine or food, and some are highly toxic. There are thousands of species! 

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Herb Harvest and Preservation

by Aisling Badger September 11, 2016

Growing Herbs Is Easy--Milky Oats

Growing herbs is easy! After all, these plants are wild by nature and have adapted to tolerate pests, diseases and even the neglect of their two-legged caretakers...

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Elderberry Medicine

by Aisling Badger September 08, 2016 1 Comment

Elderberry Tea

Around this time in Vermont is when one of our most prized, delicious and medicinal plants finally fruits: Sambucus canadensis, the Elderberry!

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Bitters and Heart Health: Emerging Research

by Guido Masé September 01, 2016 1 Comment

Bitters And Heart Health

The first benefit everyone notices from trying herbal bitters is improved digestion. But as we keep finding, the injection of digestive prowess that follows a bitter taste stimulus is just the tip of the iceberg...


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Chamomile: Our Favorite Uses and Recipes

by Rachael Keener August 04, 2016 2 Comments

Chamomile Favorite Uses

Chamomile is a beloved aromatic herb perhaps most widely known for its ability to support a relaxed nervous system. While the benefits of chamomile extend well beyond...

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Herbal Cocktail Party

by Lexie Donovan July 28, 2016

Herbal Cocktail Party Recipes

Here at Urban Moonshine, we’re big believers in work-life balance. We most certainly work hard and we most certainly know how to have a good time...

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5 Ways To Love Up Your Gut

by Guest Blogger July 19, 2016

Love Your Gut--Maya Shetreat-Klein, M.D.

If you want to optimize your health, loving up your gut is the first step. Here are five ways to improve gut health from Maya Shetreat-Klein, M.D.


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Adrenal Balance

by Guido Masé July 07, 2016

Adrenal Balance

Our two adrenal glands are located on top of each kidney. From this perch, they not only have access to a rich blood supply, but are also close...


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DIY Herbal Salt Glow for Vibrant Summer Skin

by Rachael Keener July 05, 2016 2 Comments

DIY Herbal Salt Glow

I have to say, I love being in my body in the summertime. My senses are constantly indulged by the burgeoning world around me...

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Bitters and Digestive Secretions: Spotlight on Hydrochloric Acid

by Rachael Keener June 28, 2016 2 Comments

Bitters and Digestive Secretions

By now you may have heard the good news: that regular use of bitters is one of the very best ways you can support digestive health...

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Eating With Herbs–Summer DIY

by Rachael Keener June 17, 2016

Eating With Herbs; DIY Strawberry Rose Rhubarb Syrup

Alas, we are headed full steam ahead into summer, the time of bounty! Our local farmers markets and grocery stores are filling out with fresh, seasonal produce...

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Science Update: Allergic Responses

by Guido Masé June 14, 2016

Science Update: Allergic Response

We have learned a lot about allergies and hypersensitivity over the last thirty years. In some cases, an allergy can be a life-threatening challenge...

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