Click here to listen! Sue Sierralupe is the clinic manager and lead herbalist for Occupy Medical, a free integrated healthcare clinic in Eugene, Oregon where she treats community members and advocates for access to healthcare. Sue joined us for the Free Herbalism Project, and in this episode from our event, she gives a brief history of the Occupy movement, the street clinic in Eugene, and the evolution of the herbal medicine movement in America. Learn how to set up your own clinic and which herbs to start with for successful patient care. Want to support the cause? Donate here! View Supplies Wishlist
Do you ever have those days when life requires you to stay revved up and focused for hours on end? On days like that, I find it can be challenging to let it all go at the end of the day and quiet myself down in the evening. It's like my mind and body are so tuned in to the need to be "on" that I can physically feel the tension and buzzy-ness in my muscles and brain! At times like those, I need to focus on bringing myself back to a calm, stable, more normal state. I think of it as bringing my adrenals back to room temperature. A nice walk, some time working in the garden, and a cup of this tea all help me to let the hyped up needs of the day go, so I can start to feel grounded once again… Unwind & […]
We are excited to announce our next Free Herbalism Project event! The themes this time around will be all things fall – mushrooms and seaweeds! Join us in welcoming herbalist and seaweed expert Ryan Drum, PhD. from Waldron Island, Washington. We will also take a dive into the world of reishi mushrooms with local fungi educator Ja Shindler. Register now for these free herbal classes, free tea, live music, and help us fundraise for the United Plant Savers with your purchase of books, t-shirts, herbs, and other botanical goodies. FREE HERBALISM PROJECT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2015 Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR FREE ADMISSION $4.00 parking Click Here to Register for Free! Lecture by Ryan Drum Medicinal Uses of Seaweeds, Internally and Externally Seaweeds offer a wide range of therapeutic possibilities both internally and externally. The term seaweed in this case refers only to macrophytic marine algae, both wild and cultivated, growing in saltwater. Join us to learn how […]
Our new catalog for Autumn 2015/Winter 2016 has arrived! Conifers, fragrant roots, citrus, and spices perfume the breezes of fall and winter. With such abundance to celebrate, we're crafting gifts for loved ones and making medicine from this year’s bounty. We’re also ruminating on the connections that create community, the importance of shared traditions, and stewardship of the precious green beings that provide us with so much nourishment and healing. Our new catalog offers unique homemade gift ideas, herbal profiles, sustainability news, and specially curated botanical products that we hope you'll love. As always, we print on post-consumer waste paper with eco-friendly inks so you can recycle the cover and compost the rest, although we hope you’ll keep it around for a bit or share it with a friend. You can also view the catalog online by clicking here! Want a FREE copy all for yourself? Request a new catalog here!
Wise woman herbalist Susun Weed joined us at Mountain Rose Herbs for the Free Herbalism Project this spring. Next up in our video series, Susun explores the world of hops for food and health. Learn her favorite uses for this dreamy plant, check out our fun collection of recipes below, and find certified organic hops on our website. Recipes with Hops! Hoppy Ginger Brew Calming Hops Tea Blend Hops and Spice Tea Blend Hops Rock Candy Hops Lemonade Shave Ice Click here to watch the video!
We are pleased to now offer St. John’s Wort Powder in our collection of certified organic botanicals. This sunny yellow flower helps promote healthy mood and emotional balance*, so we like to take St. John’s Wort capsules in the dark times of winter, bringing a little brightness to our days, however short they may be. Having this convenient powder on hand makes it easier than ever to make your own herbal capsules at home. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) tends to grow in locations with full sun and oftentimes will bloom right around the Summer Solstice. The herb is harvested while in flower, and in this energetic way, it has often been thought of as “bottled sunshine” – allowing you to walk on the sunny side. Visit our shop to learn more about St. John’s Wort Powder! * For educational purposes only. This information has not been […]
Soothing, rich, and luxurious… High quality botanical butters are luscious plant fats that make ideal conditioning ingredients in all sorts of body care recipes, giving your creations a wonderfully creamy, smooth, and dense viscosity. Pressed from the seeds of a variety of plants, butters are solid at room temperature, which makes them great for thickening up body care recipes such as lotions, skin creams, body butters, lip balms, lotion bars, and hair conditioners. The skin nourishing elements and the lovely melt factor at body temperature makes these ingredients the perfect base for natural deodorant and sunscreen recipes alike. All of the butters we offer can be easily exchanged for one another in recipes depending on your preference, making them versatile go-tos in your cabinet. Things to consider… Color: The color of the butter you choose will change the appearance of your recipe. Some butters are white, while others have a more yellow or cream color to them. If you are hoping for a light white result, I would recommend sticking with shea and/or mango butter. […]
While the leaves, roots, flowers, barks, and seeds we know as herbs are derived from plants found all around us, this does not mean that everyone can and should ingest every herb. It can be challenging to know what is safe, what dosages are recommended, and where to turn to find the answers. Finding trusted sources of information or knowing when to consult an expert can seem overwhelming, but it is so important to research before charging full steam ahead! Turn on the television or open a magazine, and you will likely hear great hoopla about the latest “miracle herb.” Over-exuberant promoters and well-meaning health gurus seem to constantly be touting the “miraculous” properties of everything from Turmeric to Green Tea. As consumers, we can be lulled into a false sense of security—assuming that just because something is natural (or organic or non-GMO), it is perfectly safe to consume as […]
As a lover of mythology, some of my favorite tales are the stories of the Goddess Demeter. Demeter is the goddess of the harvest, the grain diety, and the bringer of agriculture to the Ancient Greeks. To some, she is also known as the goddess who presides over the cycles of life and death and the seasons. Even as a young girl, I loved the often-tumultuous and painful adventures of this strong feminine goddess. Recently, I was revisiting some of those myths and thinking about Demeter from my now middle-aged perspective. While I used to think of Demeter almost as a "farm woman," I can now see her as an amalgamation of Nature's nourishing gifts. There are plants, trees, and shrubs that feel quite female to me even though I know that identification is entirely subjective! This tea has some of my favorite, earthy, ripe, and experiential herbs. The […]
I was at an event recently visiting with many of our wonderful customers and a couple women stopped to chat. As our conversation turned to tea, one of them asked me what the perfect "work day" tea would be? Of course, there are so many possibilities, I couldn't name just one! "How about a tea that will keep my attitude in check when my nerves begin to fray?" she queried and we three laughed with a knowing nod. While I suggested our Love Tea – which is one of the best and most delicious feel good teas I've tasted, it got me thinking about what would make a great work day tea recipe… I decided it would take some good calming herbs, as well as those known for mental clarity. Of course, it should be tasty and smell wonderful too. After a little experimentation, here's an offering for an ideal tea blend to make […]
Mountain Rose Herbs & Plant Healer Magazine Present… 3 FREE TICKETS to attend the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference atop New Mexico’s enchanted Sky-Island from September 17th – 20th, 2015! “It feels like a revolution again, and I feel revived!“ -David Hoffmann Enjoy 50 classes taught by over 30 different teachers, providing traditional and cutting-edge information, practical skills, and hands-on experience. Plant Healer’s Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference is held in a fairytale lodge high up in the clouds in what is truly a Southwestern Shangri-La. This year’s event will have a dance concert, Masquerade Ball, gourmet meals, cooperative childcare, and a bunch of special classes for kids and teens. This year's teachers include… Guido Mase’ • David Hoffmann • Howie Brounstein • Juliet Blankespoor • 7Song • Kiva Rose • Lisa Ganora • Jim McDonald • Phyllis Hogan • Sean Donahue • Larken Bunce • Kiki Geary • […]
It was such a tremendous joy to have herbalist Susun Weed join us at Mountain Rose Herbs for the Free Herbalism Project this spring. In this first video from our time shared together with the plants, Susun illuminates the wonderful preparations that can be made with the humble Dandelion. Learn her favorite uses for the leaves, flowers, stalks, seeds, and roots of this amazing weed, including tincture, vinegar, wine, fritters, oil infusions, and more! Watch the video here!