How to Choose the Best Elderberry Syrup for You

How to Choose the Best Elderberry Syrup for You

We have a PSA on one of our favorite topics: herbal product quality, especially when it comes to elderberry. Elderberry is one of those gateway herbs that is now ubiquitous. But...
January 22, 2023 — Heather Wood Buzzard
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 I purchased this little vintage ceramic eyecup a few months ago for doing eyewashes and just recently got the chance to use it. I love...
How to Make a Wild Herbal Succus: Cleavers

How to Make a Wild Herbal Succus: Cleavers

A succus is essentially a fancy word for a beneficial, concentrated herbal juice, typically preserved with some kind of alcohol. I’m going to make a cleavers succus for acute gentle lymph support, especially when this is so needed during recuperation from a bout with a bug or a time when the body is under prolonged stress. 
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 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. 
Czech Apple Spicebush Strudel

Czech Apple Spicebush Strudel

For the holidays this year, Michael made his favorite Christmas apple strudel with a few local spicebush berries thrown in for a wildcrafted Appalachian twist in a dish in which the new world meets the old...via strudel! 

December 18, 2019 — Red Moon Herbs
Reishi Mushroom Tea Lemonade Recipe Immune Health

Long Life Reishi Lemonade

If I told you that I'd found a delightful summer sipping beverage that could make you live forever, would you believe me? Reishi: The Immune-Enhancing Mushroom of Longevity Perhaps immortality...
June 19, 2017 — Heather Wood Buzzard

Dippy Dandy Dandelion Dip Recipe

Dandelion is no doubt one of the most giving and present plants, for any part of her is harvestable at virtually any time of the year that the plant graces you...
Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Part 1: Nourishment

Herbs for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Part 1: Nourishment

Real, whole food, whole herb nourishment during pregnancy is not hard to come by once you familiarize yourself with herbs like nettle and oatstraw herbal infusions, which represent some of the highest sources on earth of trace minerals and nutrients and are even rich in protein. The benefits of herbal vinegars include their ability to balance out the pH of the body, their helpfulness with digestive difficulties, and their friendliness to the health of the gut. 
Sustenance vs. Supplements: To Eat Real Food or Pop Pills

Sustenance vs. Supplements: To Eat Real Food or Pop Pills

When bracing myself for a stroll down the aisle of any vitamin shop or supplement center, I am always reminded of the wacky and amazing gum from Willy Wonka’s Chocolate...
February 14, 2016 — Heather Wood Buzzard
A New Year of Nourishment: Nutritious Nourishment vs. Dirty Detox

A New Year of Nourishment: Nutritious Nourishment vs. Dirty Detox

January 1st marks Detox D-Day for many who practice the heroic or the scientific traditions of herbalism. We all know what this looks like: a holiday season full of fatty...
January 08, 2016 — Heather Wood Buzzard