Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Tinctures and how to take your remedies

Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Tinctures and how to take your remedies

Since starting my practice and getting into the community more, I've been able to speak to so many people about herbal medicine and my passion as a practitioner. By far the most frequently asked question is "What's a tincture anyways?" Although people are used to seeing the amber glass bottles in movies filled with Unicorn's Blood, herbalist's apothecaries aren't quite that eccentric (although I love the familiarity)!

 

Herbal Medicine for Beginners: An Introduction

Herbal Medicine for Beginners: An Introduction

Since I've started my practice as a herbalist, it has completely opened my eyes to the vast variety of healthcare practices that are out there. There are so many alternative modalities for people to try when it comes to their health concerns, and herbal medicine is definitely on the list of collaborative medicine to try. What I've come to learn in more recent times is so many people are genuinely interested in plant medicine - but they don't quite know what it is, how it works and what it may be able to do for them.

Herb Spotlight: Dandelion!

Herb Spotlight: Dandelion!

For Easter long weekend this year, I left Victoria to visit with family, and when I returned I noticed bright yellow had sprung all around the city! It's as if they were telling us it's officially Spring. 

The Dandelions! The common weed that many gardeners dread appearing in their yard, is actually a wonderful medicinal plant that I have grown to know and love.

Special-Tea! Vol. 1

Special-Tea! Vol. 1

New space, new inspiration, new promotions!
The Special-Tea series has officially started! I'll be offering a different promotional tea every couple weeks, they are available for purchase through Mindful Medicine and can be picked up at the new office location, or a preferred prearranged location.

The Travel Kit - Remedies to take backpacking

The Travel Kit - Remedies to take backpacking

As an avid traveller, I love to be as prepared as possible when planning a backpacking trip. This month my mom and I are heading south to spend 3 weeks in Costa Rica. Along with beautiful beaches, lush tropical rainforest and I'm sure a plethora of amazing like-minded travellers, backpacking also comes with unexpected adventures and unwanted health concerns.