Every Day Herbalism: Seasonal Seeds of Health


February 9, 2019

The new moon on February 4th, 2019 ushers in the Lunar New Year,

and the Chinese New Year begins on February 5th.

To celebrate, Mayway Chinese Herbs in Oakland, CA

hosted an Open House,

and I was lucky enough to attend.

Mayway offered a class on different methods of decocti...

March 14, 2018

The Spring Equinox is coming up on March 21st. The equinox represents a balance point, when the length of the day and the length of the night are the same.

Equi: equal

Nox: night

It also represents a shift from longer nights to longer days; the end of winter, and the begi...

February 28, 2018

I recently traveled up to Oregon, to teach a class on Aromatherapy. I was co-teaching with my good friend and sister herbalist, Samantha Roberts of Wolf Star Wellness. We offered this class as part of the Free Monday Night Lecture series at the Ashland Food Co-op, foll...

January 8, 2018

As the state of California legalizes recreational marijuana use on 01/01/18, we are reminded that Cannabis is just one of very many plants used as medicine.

November 24, 2017

Preparing out Thanksgiving meal includes making an herbal digestive tea, and playing with herb jello recipes!

October 13, 2017


Last week, I attended the American Herbalists Guild annual symposium, held at the beautiful Oregon Gardens in Silverton, OR. The theme of this year’s symposium was Herbalism in Action, with a strong focus on community clinics, health care for under-served p...