Herbal Index: Kelp

Herbal Index: Kelp  Okay, so commonly we call this kelp, but this article is about Modifilan, or Laminaria japonica, a brown seaweed extract.  This is the richest of all seaweed extracts, and is essentially what makes seaweeds and algae a superfood.  Today, this...

Herbal Index: Neem

Neem is found on the health market as an oil, pressed from the fruits and seeds of the neem tree. Native to the Indian subcontinent, it is now expanding into other tropical areas.  Neem oil has been popularized through cosmetics, medicine, and preventative care from...

Herbal Index: Maca Root

 Maca is a renowned Peruvian superfood, used to promote the well-being of the endocrine system, and boost libido, energy and strength.  There are vast benefits and uses of maca root, making it one of the most popular and widespread herbal products on the market.  We...

Medicine in Your Backyard, Part Two: Mushrooms!

So, here we are, part 2 of our medicinal backyard foraging outline.  Mushrooms are EVERYWHERE, some medicinal, some delicious, some not, some deadly, some hallucinogenic.  There are countless species of fungi on the planet, as new ones are being discovered all the...