calming herbs
botanical medicine

calming herbs

Lately I’ve been selecting my teas based on the medicinal actions of herbs versus specialty flavours. This is in part due to me wanting to avoid over the counter medications, and not wanting to spend a lot of money on herbal compositions for a self-limiting/occasional condition. Teas are relatively inexpensive, and if you know what … Continue reading

spring – the season of the liver
asian medicine / seasonal

spring – the season of the liver

Spring is finally upon us, bringing more sunshine, longer days, and less snow (hopefully!). According to the 5-element theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the beginning of spring brings is reflective of the Wood element – which governs the Liver. A few interesting things about the Wood element: Season – spring. Organ – Liver. Colour – Green. Emotion … Continue reading