Natural Health

  • New in the Shop: Turmeric Supreme Capsules

New in the Shop: Turmeric Supreme Capsules

From the Gaia Herbs Curcumin Synergy™ line we bring you three Turmeric Supreme Phyto Capsules. Turmeric Supreme Allergy Turmeric Supreme Joint Turmeric Supreme Extra Strength These liquid filled alcohol-free capsules combine the powerful properties of turmeric with beneficial botanicals to support your daily routine. From Gaia Herbs… For thousands of years turmeric has been valued in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system of India. The Turmeric Supreme family of products represents full Curcumin Synergy™ by delivering better absorption, better support. Find all of our Gaia Herbs Phyto Capsules offerings in our shop.  

  • Sales and Discounts: Mountain Rose Herbs

Monthly Specials: What’s on Sale at Mountain Rose?

We have all sorts of herbal treasures on sale for the month of May… Don't miss our special selection of sale items this month! Click here to enjoy 15-40% off selected sale items from Mountain Rose Herbs until 5/31/2015

  • elderberries

The Sunday Steep!

If you are an herb junky like me, you may have bags and jars of herbs you purchased, grew or gathered filling your pantry shelves and yet you reach for the same "comfortable" ones time and time again. It can be a little intimidating and confusing wondering what else one can do with those beautiful crimson elderbrries besides making elderberry syrup once a year? We tend to reach for the leaves and flowers to make our trusty cups of herbal tea because that is what we know. But deeply flavored tree berries, woody bark, and dehydrated roots carry good medicine and make for wonderful soothing beverages too! It just might take a little more steeping time and provide you with an opportunity to use your mortar and pestle! This tea is a beautiful amber color, has a nice aroma and a spicy sweet taste… Berries, Roots & Bark Tea 1 […]

  • Bee Pollen

The Sunday Steep!

I just finished mowing the grass in the back garden and flopped down on the hammock to survey my fine work. Watching the busy honeybees zooming in and out of the hive and flying up over the sprawling rose hedge gave me an idea for this delicious tea recipe. I feel so fortunate that seasonal allergies do not keep me indoors during this beautiful time of year, but where I live in the Willamette Valley of the Pacific Northwest, the sneezing and sniffles that come with tree and grass pollens are common. Many folks add Bee Pollen to their diet to help. Bees coat their legs with pollen while they are out gathering nectar and I love seeing our bees working around the yard with these golden yellow "saddlebags"–spreading pollen from plant to plant. This combination of herbs and black tea makes for an aromatic and delicious cup of caffeinated […]

  • VIDEO: Aromatherapy Basics: Rose Medicine

New Video! Aromatherapy Basics: Rose Medicine

Aromatherapist and author Kathi Keville shares the uses and herbal history of the beloved Rose as a healing aromatherapeutic plant. From lotions to bouquets, this flower has been used to calm us and to inspire love for thousands of years. Learn about uses for rose essential oil, rose elixirs, creams, and more! Looking for more information and rosy products? Rose Essential Oil Kit Rose Hydrosol Rose Skin Cream  Rose Face Wash Rose Essential Oil Love Tea  Aromatherpay: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art  

  • moringa tea brewing

The Sunday Steep!

One of my very favorite things to do is to make a big mug of tea first thing on a bright spring morning, and head out into the garden and chicken yard. I wander around the garden with the steaming mug in my hands, looking at my growing plants, picking bits of herbs and veggies to munch on, and stretching easily as the sun warms my stiff limbs. I pull up a lawn chair by the chicken run and sit and watch what we call "The Chicken Channel" as the morning unfolds. Perfection! This is a lovely tea for just such a morning. The pinch of Stevia leaf is optional, but helps to balance some of the stronger flavors of the roots… Sunny Morning Tea Blend 1 teaspoon organic Linden Leaf & Flower 1 teaspoon organic Lemon Verbena 1 teaspoon organic Catnip Leaf & Flower 1 teaspoon organic Raspberry Leaf […]

  • American Ginseng - Certified Forest Grown - Organic from Mountain Rose Herbs

New in the Shop: Certified Forest Grown Ginseng

The heart of herbalism beats in Appalachia.  Growing wild in these forested mountains is a root so valuable that decades of poaching and habitat loss has left it in dire need of our help. Protecting the wild is now in your hands. We are so proud to offer the first ever Certified Forest Grown American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). This new project brings us certified organic ginseng roots that were grown in their native ecosystem – the forested mountains of Appalachia. The plants are tended under the shade of the forest canopy, not shade cloth, allowing them to remain connected to their natural habitat. After 7 years of growth, the roots are sustainably harvested from these private forests by farmers who are dedicated to preserving this important medicinal plant. We believe that supporting this new certified forest grown movement can change the culture of ginseng, transforming the epidemic of black market poaching into […]

  • vintage-tea-cups

The Sunday Steep!

This tea has a little zip, a little zing, and a bit of sweet. I love every herb in this recipe and stumbled upon this creation when I wanted something to drink in the morning after a night of festive eating. The Yarrow leaf & flower, Lemon peel, and the Ginger powder have some nice bitters qualities, helping to stimulate my sluggish appetite or to give my digestive system a boost. I can't seem to get enough Oatstraw and Nettle leaf and I always feel like I'm doing something good for myself when I find a way to include them in my teas. Feel free to adjust the amounts if you want a bit more bitter or a bit more sweet.   Bitter Sweet Tea Blend 1 teaspoon organic Yarrow leaf & flower 1 teaspoon organic Rosemary leaf 1 teaspoon organic Oatstraw 1 teaspoon organic Nettle leaf 1 teaspoon organic […]

  • Free Download: Herb Fairies Cookbook

Free Download: The Herb Fairies Cookbook

Spring flowers are blooming and that means the Herb Fairies will be returning soon… To celebrate their arrival, they're sharing a free cookbook with us. You can find it here! Let's create one of their favorite recipes from the book, made with organic astragalus, burdock, ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, cardamom, and cloves:   Rooty Chai Tea Recipe   Want more recipes from the Herb Fairies? Click here for a FREE download of their cookbook!      

  • herbal-beer

Adventures in Herbal Home Brewing

My love of home brewing is over a dozen years old. From my first novice attempt with a beer-making kit, it was a quick trajectory to all grain brewing and some grand experiments (not all of which resulted in delicious masterpieces, mind you!) Now, I grow my own hops on three established hop plants along the edges of the garden, and this provides plenty of plump hops to dehydrate and freeze for use in my creations. While my brewing adventures started with modern-ish beer recipes, I also love experimenting with meads and herbal fermentations. For me, the joy of home brewing is creating beverages that I can’t get anywhere else! Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers is a dense book of almost endless inspiration for a home brewer like me. I picked it up because I wanted to learn more about brewing with fresh and dried herbs and decided to give […]

  • Herbal Tea

The Sunday Steep!

Some weeks are busy weeks full of long days and late nights! While I am not really a caffeine junky, I do like my cup or two of coffee brewed with cacao nibs every morning. On weeks like this past one, however, where we are visiting with lots of people, going to events far and wide, and still putting in a good day's work, I tend to reach for tea more than coffee throughout the day. I think my nerves and senses respond well to the calming ritual of tea, it helps to keep me hydrated, and it's a small way to pay attention to my body's needs when the wild world is calling! This tea recipe is made up of some of my very favorite herb friends… The Extrovert's Balancing Tea Blend 1 Tablespoon organic Skullcap 1 teaspoon organic Lemongrass 1 teaspoon organic Raspberry Leaf, Strawberry Leaf, or Blackberry […]

  • love-tea

New in the Shop: Organic Love Tea

Our herbal ode to Love…   Organic Love Tea The inspiration for many poets, artists and dreamers, it has even been said that love is all you need. The florally sweet flavor of this herbal blend will arouse your senses and melt away your cares- allowing your heart to become immersed in all that it holds dear. With the perfect amount of whole organic Rose Buds and a pinch of Vanilla, this tea is sweet and floral with earthy undertones, and a rosy and crisp aftertaste! Ingredients: Organic Rose petals, Organic Damiana leaf, Organic Orange peel, Organic Cacao nibs roasted, Organic Cinnamon chips, Organic Vanilla Bean powder. This newest addition to our Organic Loose-Leaf Herbal Tea Blends is available in a 4 oz box, 8 oz bag, and 1lb bulk sizes.