Healing Grief: Natrum Muriaticum I share the following personal story so you can learn how, and when, to use this remedy yourself. Keep it close at hand. The times we’re in call for it. When I was 21 years old, my father unexpectedly died 10 days after my birthday. He was 47. Death is strange;…

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The first herb to initiate me into the secret world of magic and herbal medicine was the Elder tree (Sambucus nigra). I was twelve years old, and it was the first summer at my grandparents new home in rural Ontario.  My grandfather called me out to the backyard to meet him behind the garden house, near the…

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Want to learn herbal medicine?  Register for The Alchemy of Herbal Medicine Online here.  Botanical Name: Crataegus spp. Common Names: hawthorn, quickthorn, thornapple, May-tree, whitethorn, or hawberry. Crataegus is a genus of several hundred species of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae. The species often found where I live in southwestern Canada are C. monogyna, C. laevigata.…

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