Self-Care With Aromatics

by Aisling Badger May 10, 2018

We all know the feeling when we smell or taste something pleasing—it’s instant enjoyment, and grounds you into the present moment. This is the reason why herbalists love aromatic plants...

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Guido Masé On Bitters: The Gym For Your Digestion

by Guido Masé April 18, 2018

Treat your gut with respect using bitters, spices, and prebiotic fiber

So close are we to our guts that, most of the time, we don't even know they're working. We get hungry (maybe), we eat, we eliminate...

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Which Bitters Are Best For Me?

by Aisling Badger April 13, 2018

In truth, all of our bitters contain bitter, digestive supporting herbs and will help ensure great digestive health, but depending on your tendencies or preferences, there are some that may be a better choice than others. When it comes to digestive woes, herbs are among your best allies...

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Herbal Medicine Cabinet DIY

by Aisling Badger March 22, 2018

Our herbal medicine cabinet is one of the most important places in our home. Here are some perfect recipes to keep things simple and effective...

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The Vernal Equinox and the Rush of Spring

by Guido Masé March 19, 2018

While at the solstices the day length seems to stall, at the equinox things shift fast. Depending on your latitude (we're up north in Vermont), days grow longer six minutes at a time...

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Science Update with Guido Masé: Human Rituals Around Sacred Plants and Sacred Places: Insight Into Ecological Conservation

by Guido Masé February 21, 2018


Identifying and honoring “sacred” places in our lives, and bringing plants into the ritual of celebration, is a traditional tool that builds life and resilience wherever it is employed, helping to protect endangered botanical species and preserve sensitive ecologies.

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Herbalists In Action: The Modern Apothecary

by Aisling Badger February 20, 2018

Building your own herbal apothecary is one of the great joys of being an herbalist. 

In the uncertain times that we live in, it is empowering and gratifying to know how to care for yourself and your community.

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Herbal Medicine Cabinet

by Guido Masé February 20, 2018

Meet some medicinal herbs that can keep you healthy all year long.

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DIY Mood Drinks and Tonics

by Aisling Badger February 08, 2018

Care for yourself this winter with these mood lifting beverages.

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Science Update: Adaptive Plasticity

by Guido Masé December 13, 2017 1 Comment

We’ve known for a long time that primates (humans included) use plants medicinally, but insect self-medication is a relatively new discovery. This observation is remarkable in and of itself: these wooly bears are behaving like herbalists, seeking out medicinal species to treat their infection.

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Traditional Medicinals and Urban Moonshine Announce New Relationship

by Urban Moonshine November 17, 2017 1 Comment

Traditional Medicinals and Urban Moonshine

Traditional Medicinals, a leading seller of wellness teas, recently acquired the assets of Burlington-based Urban Moonshine, an herbal lifestyle brand best known for organic bitters and herbal tonics...

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Bitter Taste Receptors: New Insight and Applications

by Guido Masé October 13, 2017 4 Comments

Bitter Taste Receptors; New Insights and Applications

Over the last two decades we have seen interest in digestive bitters continue to grow. This is fantastic, and we’re hoping it indicates an increasing appreciation...

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