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!
Traditional Herbal Strategies to Optimize Your Fertility

Traditional Herbal Strategies to Optimize Your Fertility

Our approach to fertility enhancing herbs is to rely on tried and true herbal preparations that have been known as herbs to optimize the chances for conception long before they were trending as such. Bridging the worlds between science and tradition, the herbs we highlight here fall into the category of endocrine supportive (hormone balancing) uterine and ovarian tonics which support the pre-conception phase and may help to maintain a healthy pregnancy as well: vitex, ashwagandha, black cohosh, red clover, motherwort, raspberry leaf, and more.

Herbs to Support YOUR Menstrual Cycle

Herbs to Support YOUR Menstrual Cycle

Leaning into herbal allies during your menstrual cycle is only natural - but by natural, I mean it is something that people have been doing for eons. Reaching out for plant-based support during the various phases of your mooncycle was at one point instinctive, perhaps sucking on a knob of ginger to quell the mitttelschmertz pangs that some can feel during ovulation or to ease painful PMS tendencies or making a strong brew from crampbark to address menstrual discomfort. Adjusting this picture to fit the contemporary uterus owner, we find that herbs are no less useful. 

Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy

Herbs to Avoid During Pregnancy

As a women-owned, women's health-focused company for almost 30 years, we hold the reproductive realm and the health of women and all pregnant people with utmost reverence. We support all people...
Nutritive Stinging Nettle Soup Recipe

Nutritive Stinging Nettle Soup Recipe

Ready for a family-friendly main course concocted from the plant thought to be the most nutritive on the planet? Get your harvesting gloves out, grab your scissors and a bag or colander, and let's get snipping. The recipe is super adaptable to whatever you have in your cupboard + nettles (or even other spring greens). 
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
The Wise Woman Tradition of Nutrition

The Wise Woman Tradition of Nutrition

The biochemical and energetic nutrients which we digest, absorb, and metabolize from foodstuffs are the foundation of all cellular activity in the body. Food gathering and consumption are intertwined with sacred traditions and women's harvesting rituals in many cultures.
May 01, 2020 — Heather Wood Buzzard
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
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.