The Winter Herbalist

The soft earth beneath our feet, pollen and aromatics in the air, clipping leaves and flowers and filling your baskets – the herbalist thrives in the time of summer where the plants are at their most fecund and the medicines can be gathered with fingertips and laid to dry in the The soft earth beneath our feet, pollen and aromatics in the air, clipping leaves and flowers and filling your baskets – the herbalist thrives in the time of summer .

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Bevin Clare
Herbs and virology: A primer on Viruses and Herbal Medicine

Viruses are generally accepted as infective agents compiled of a bunch of bits and parts which are able to utilize living cells to reproduce. As such, they are ultimately considered non-living because of their inability to reproduce without using a host. To understand how herbal medicines can be helpful to people with viral infections (or in prevention), it's important to understand what makes them so persistent and "successful".

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Bevin Clare
Feeling overwhelmed? Eight ways to protect and nourish yourself

Right now the world seems to be bearing down on all sides with fires, hurricanes, deportation, human rights issues, political tragedies. There is so much to care about, so many ways to give and directions to be pulled in. Many of us feel a dire need to stay afloat ourselves or to fight for those of us who are less privileged. It’s essential to create all of energy

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Bevin Clare
5 Herbs to Protect You Right Now

While long walks on the beach and laughter with dear friends can’t be placed in a bottle, there are herbal medicines which you can quickly use each day to mitigate the effects of stress you are experiencing. Whether your goal is to build and nourish yourself for each day or to have some extra help in the moment, these 5 herbs can offer you self-care when you most need it.

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Bevin Clare
The Winter Herbalist

In the winter, plants become housemates in their jars and bags, little pieces of summer in the times when the earth is bare and plants are sleeping, their medicines either gathered deep in their roots or hopefully passed into their seeds. A few stand frozen with the medicine intact as we hastily gather them and take them into our warm homes.

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Bevin Clare