The Ancient Roots of Fragrant Medicine

alchemyJoie Power Ph.D.
The majority of the world's population still largely depends on traditional medicines based on medicinal and aromatic plants and for many people in developing countries herbal medicines are still the only medicines that are available. In many cases, herbs are used today in the same ways that they were hundreds and even thousands of years ago.

Herbs that Ease Anxiety and Fear

herbsSusun Weed
Herbalist Susun Weed shares her favorite herbs and simple home remedies for dealing with fear, anxiety, nervousness, grief, depression, rage, fatigue, and sleeplessness.

Radioprotective Effects of Holy Basil (Tulsi)

ayurvedaJoie Power Ph.D.
Can Tulsi Tea REALLY Protect Against Radiation Sickness? There has been little public mention of the well documented radioprotective effects of Holy Basil, which is also known in its native India as Tulsi. Tulsi is venerated in India as one of the most sacred herbs and has been used there for thousands of years as a principle herb of the Ayurvedic tradition. Learn more about the radioprotective effects of Holy Basil.

Surviving Radiation the Wise Woman Way

foods for healingSusun Weed
We are adapted to survive mild exposures to radiation. Whether you are worried about the radiation from dental x-rays, a mammogram, or fallout, here are some Wise Woman Ways to help you stay healthy.

The Role of the Mind in Ayurvedic Health and Healing

ayurvedaDr. Usha Khosla
The three gunas are the qualities that govern our responses and actions in wordly life. They function on the mental plane as subtle energies. Similar to the doshas that determine our physical constitution, gunas determine our mental constitution and impact our physical health as well.

Menopause is Enlightenment -- Kundalini is Power!

herbsSusun Weed
Kundalini is usually represented as a serpent coiled at the base of the spine, but women's mystery stories locate it in the uterus - or the area where the uterus was, if a hysterectomy has occurred. During both puberty and menopause, a woman's kundalini is difficult to control and may cause a great number of symptoms.

Weed Walk

foods for healingSusun Weed
Take a walk around your home or neighborhood to find simple weed allies to support your health!

My Journey with Southernwood

anthroposophyElizabeth Simons
When I embarked on a course of oil dispersion bath therapy for my severe fibromyalgia, I found myself unexpectedly walking a path of inner growth and healing that has brought physical, emotional and spiritual benefits.

Using Herbs Simply and Safely

herbsSusun Weed
A simple is one herb. For optimum safety, I prepare, buy, sell, teach about and use herbal simples, that is: preparations containing only one herb.

Ease Those Bug Bites with Easy Herbs

energy medicineSusun Weed
Take a leaf from Susun S. Weed's storehouse of natural remedies. Soothe, heal, & prevent bites with safe herbal remedies that grow right where you live:north or south, east or west, city or country. The best natural remedies for insect bites are right underfoot.

Fight the Flu, the Wise Woman Way

herbal tinctures/healing productsSusun Weed
I don't rely on modern medicine to keep me healthy, but if you usually rely on a flu shot to protect you, you may feel frightened by your inability to get one this year. You may be wondering what you can do instead. Or you may have discovered that flu shots don't give protection from all types of flu, just the ones the makers guess will be active this winter.

Saint John's Wort

energy medicinePatricia Kaminski
Saint John's Wort is an outstanding herbal remedy steeped in many folk legends and traditions of healing. It has five-petaled, bright yellow blossoms with protruding stamens which flower at the height of summer.