Five Essential Herbs to Carry With You

Five Essential Herbs to Carry With You

Here are five herbal preparations that are some of the most essential to supporting everyday health issues. Carrying these five herbs around with you may just change your life, improving your self-reliance, herbal and health know-how, and your ability to care for yourself and your family with safe, effective herbal helpers. Don't be caught without them!
Herbs for LGBTQIA+ Support & Trans Care

Herbs for LGBTQIA+ Support & Trans Care

We want to raise our voices in allyship towards our LGBTQIA+ friends and family members who benefit from the support of herbalism in so many ways. Herbalism is inherently gender-affirming. Here are some herbs that target optimum nourishment, overall endocrine health, and resourced well-being.

On an energetic level, there are herbs surrounding us that aid in identity-affirming no matter what step of the journey you are on. On a very physiological level, herbs can help tip the hormone scales to favor one over the other, balance above all, and support whatever goals you have.

The Deep Immunity of Chaga Functional Mushroom

The Deep Immunity of Chaga Functional Mushroom

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a notably revered mushroom that could be mistaken for a hollow of a tree, a shadow, or even the leg or paw of a black bear...
Weeds at Our Feet: What Do They Mean?

Weeds at Our Feet: What Do They Mean?

Living in the Wise Woman Way In my heart, the practice of the Wise Woman Tradition is an ancestral health-affirming belief that passes down from generation to generation even in...
The Role of Invasive Herbal Preparations: Kudzu, Mimosa, Wild Rose...Plantain? Dandelion?

The Role of Invasive Herbal Preparations: Kudzu, Mimosa, Wild Rose...Plantain? Dandelion?

Within our materia medica of common 'weedy' beneficial plants native to the Appalachian mountains where we are based, you will also find a sprinkling of so-called invasive plants which are not native...
DIY Herbal Eyewashes and Herbs for Eye Health and Optimal Vision

DIY Herbal Eyewashes and Herbs for Eye Health and Optimal Vision

How to Make an Herbal Eyewash Try making an herbal eyewash next time you have an eye irritation. I purchased this little vintage ceramic eyecup a few months ago for doing...
Sugar Cane Grown Organically

Cane Alcohol vs. Grain Alcohol: Myths and Truths

All of our alcohol-based extracts are made with 100% organic cane alcohol (as in sugar cane), a gluten-free alternative to grain alcohol that we have found sits better with our ethics, customer preferences, and extract preparation methods than grain alcohol. Here's more on how we make our herbal preparations for highest potency and safety. 
May 05, 2020 — Red Moon Herbs
One Herb at a Time: Simpling Herbs vs. Herbal Formulas

One Herb at a Time: Simpling Herbs vs. Herbal Formulas

Using simples in appropriate situations is a fun and effective way to create herbal preparations that you have a deep, intimate, and powerful relationship with. Using a single herb at a time allows for a deeper understanding of the individual characteristics and actions of each herb. The more you use a particular herb, the more you become familiar with its unique qualities and how it works. This approach also simplifies the process of matching bodily signals to specific herbs.
April 27, 2020 — Heather Wood Buzzard
Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Part 4: Nursing and Lactation

Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Part 4: Nursing and Lactation

I can't imagine going through this nursing journey without the help of botanicals. Let's delve into the areas of lactation where herbs can offer their benefits the most: increasing and decreasing milk supply and in specific breastfeeding complications. Since tiny amounts of some herbs taken internally can wind up in your milk supply, it’s critical to be aware of what you’re ingesting and in what form and what amount, whether it’s chamomile or catnip. 
Herbs for Toddlers and Young Children

Herbs for Toddlers and Young Children

If bouts of bugs are the great teacher, they certainly don’t spare the littles. But as parents, we have such a diverse arsenal of herbal preparations available to us that using them one way that we can best show our babes to appreciate the natural world. Let's walk through some basic information about efficiently and practically incorporating herbs into our everyday routines with our kids, using herbs for immune system regulation, digestive health, the nervous system, and skin health. 
Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Part 3: Labor and Birth

Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Part 3: Labor and Birth

While there are a few things they can’t do, there are many more situations during labor and birth during which herbs can play a major role in supporting a healthy mama and healthy baby. Here, I'll share with you a few of my favorite herbs to have on hand to support a smooth labor and delivery, whether medicated or not, at home or in a hospital.
Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Part 2: Improving Well-Being

Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Part 2: Improving Well-Being

If you’re like me, you rely on herbs and nutrition in regular, non-gestating life to not only keep you well but to improve your immune response when you do come down with an illness. But during pregnancy, the world is turned topsy-turvy. It’s hard to know what herbs and other natural solutions are good to continue using during pregnancy. Let's explore pregnancy herbs which affect the immune system, nervous system, uterus, and digestive system.