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. 
Vibrant Violet Soup

Vibrant Violet Soup

Looking for something to do with all those violet greens you just weeded out of your garden bed? Try this creamy summer soup, equally good hot as it is cold....
July 30, 2015 — Heather Wood Buzzard
Cordially Yours: Elderflower Cordial

Cordially Yours: Elderflower Cordial

In early summer, when the roadsides are covered in masses of this plumy whiteness…oh, what’s an herbalist to do? Make elderflower cordial, of course! This sweet, citrusy, and very floral...
June 30, 2015 — Heather Wood Buzzard
Experimenting With Syrups

Experimenting With Syrups

What could be more evocative of the summer than a light and sweet, floral and fragrant drizzle of a fresh blossom syrup on your morning oatmeal or in your evening...
May 28, 2015 — Heather Wood Buzzard

Allergy Alert: Support in Season

We all know it’s coming – some of us may already be in the thick of it. The congestion, the bleary eyes, the runny nose, the headaches, the ugh, the stuff. Allergy...
April 29, 2015 — Heather Wood Buzzard

Spring Chickweed Pesto

by Jackie Dobrinska The spring greens are sprouting up all over the place and chickweed is one of our favorites. It is infiltrated with minerals and nutrients, including Vitamins B-1, B-2,...
March 25, 2013 — Red Moon Herbs

Marvelous Mints for the Family Herb Garden

by Corinna Wood and Lee Warren Imagine a glass of ice-cold peppermint tea on a hot day. Or the cheerful, earthy fragrance of lemon balm when you pinch a leaf...
August 24, 2012 — Red Moon Herbs
Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica) Nourishing Herbal Infusion

Love of Nettles

by Corinna Wood My early love affair with herbs – which led to my life’s work -- started with nettles. I’ve heard similar stories from other herbalists: one special plant...
June 16, 2012 — Heather Wood Buzzard

May Day

by Corinna Wood May Day is the half-way point between the spring equinox and summer solstice. It is the time that marks the greening of the earth and the move...
May 01, 2012 — Red Moon Herbs

Senecio: A Bright Yellow Cluster of Flowers Bring Spring

by Lee Warren They are so early. They even arrive before the violets. And before little bud and tree leaf-outs. The only ones who hit spring harder are the dandelions–who...
March 26, 2012 — Red Moon Herbs

Return of the Spring Maiden

by Corinna Wood For many in the Northern Hemisphere, February can be a harsh and bitter month.  It is often cold and dreary.  Yet at the same time, small but...
January 26, 2012 — Red Moon Herbs

Get Thee Outside!

by Corinna Wood   Nature offers the BEST springtime tonic.   Whether you’re pleasantly well rested or suffering from cabin fever, Spring Equinox is the time to rediscover all the...
March 15, 2010 — Red Moon Herbs