Learn more with The Herbchick’s STUDY GROUP

              Now YOU can be added to a digital STUDY GROUP led by Lori, The Herbchick. Currently, the group is using the Facebook group format to teach a monthly “live” class. Also included is discussion threads and posts relating to the “topic of the month.”   The first month […]

Heart healthy hawthorn berries

Hawthorn for your heart Hawthorn berries* have long been used as a tonic herb for the heart and circulatory system. Hawthorn contains¬†antioxidant flavonoids, including OPCs, may help dilate blood vessels, improve blood flow, and protect blood vessels from damage. Not only has the berries been used medicinally but also the¬†leaves, and flowers of the hawthorn […]

Chakras: The “root” of it

Energy centers are not a new concept in alternative healing. For thousands of years traditional modalities like Ayurveda (Indian in origin) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have acknowledged these energy centers. In the west, they are becoming increasingly popular. The New Age popularity of chakras (energy centers) has almost trivialized the existence of them. Many […]

Common household houseplant = hidden healer

A ton of households in the world have a healing powerhouse plant on the window sill. It is the oldest medicinal plant on record and is sometimes referred to as “Lily of the Dessert.” Originating in Northern Africa, probably Sudan, Aloe Vera can grow 60 to 100 centimeters. This gives the succulent the potential to […]

Damiana – an herb to improve mood

You know what? Sometimes I just want people to be happy. I want them to be giddy. I want them to shut up, drop the everyday drama B.S. and just BE HAPPY! That’s right, DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY! I understand. There’s some awful shit going on in the world. But, you are breathing. You are […]

Stimulate your enzymes

If you read the previous couple posts, you notice a common theme: enzymes are essential. It is true, though, that some experts worry you could become dependent upon enzyme supplementation. They are concerned your body may decrease, or even stop, production of it’s own magic chemical catalysts. It is not my intention to guide anyone […]

Magical enzymes

OK, so maybe enzymes aren’t exactly “magical,” but they definitely work magically wonderful. The minute you place food into your mouth, location specific enzymes are secreted to break down the simple sugars and starches. Salivary amylase (a.k.a. ptyalin), along with salivary lipase, goes to work on them to get a head start on those nutrients […]

Get more from your food with enzymes

I’m sure you have seen the commercials for laundry detergents using “enzyme action” to rid your clothing of stains. Perhaps you’ve heard of enzymatic products for cleaning other items, like certain metals? But do you really know what enzymes are? According to the dictionary, enzymes are “a substance produced by a living organism that acts […]

It’s about Thyme

“Time, time, time See what’s become of me While I looked around For my possibilities I was so hard to please” (The Bangles – Hazy Shade Of Winter Lyrics | MetroLyrics)   Oh the possibilities! It is time for me to talk about Thyme. Many people have heard for this plant, but few have first […]

Taking time to take care of self

A plethora of stars have been in the spotlight lately for flipping their age to the big 6-0. Aging is one thing that no one escapes. We all get older, whether we like it or not. So what have these stars been stressing? SELF CARE.   That’s right, they have been stressing the importance of […]