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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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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A Bitters Resolution

by Rachael Keener December 20, 2018

A Bitters Resolution

We all know what happens with grandiose New Year’s resolutions: they aren’t usually very lasting. The desire to become a happier or healthier version of ourselves inspires many of us...

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Winter Solstice And The Wild Hunt

by Guido Masé December 17, 2018 2 Comments

Winter Solstice and the Wild Hunt

If you follow the sun, you’ll find that, as fall edges into winter, it slips further and further south. The angle of the sun’s rays...

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Aromatic herbs for stress and mood

by Guido Masé December 13, 2018

Joy Tonic Aromatics

We know there are many herbs that can affect mood. Some, like coffee, are strong energizers. Others, like kava, are powerful relaxers. But there is a whole class of medicinal plants--the aromatic nervines--that act as tonics to the nervous system and spirit, helping to find the place of balance between enlivening inspiration and gentle relaxation.

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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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Encounters in gratitude and a chance to listen

by Guido Masé November 19, 2018

Oak Leaf

A long time ago, Anne and I traveled to Ireland. We vagabonded slowly down the west coast from hostel to hostel, over green hills to ragged seaside cliffs, stopping at standing stones and the ruins of circle forts, visiting old-growth forests left intact for hundreds of years. 

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Herbal DIY: Gifting with Intention

by Aisling Badger November 16, 2018

We created some DIY recipes, shared below, and paired them with a few of our favorite products. Gifting with intention has been our theme this year, and it seems especially important these days, as we live in such challenging times.  As herbalists, we love to give herbal gifts, and what better way than to gift something with the idea of good health behind it, made with love, and from your own home. These gifts are unique and are always well loved.

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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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