Healing with Whole Plant Medicine

Art and Science of Herbal Medicine
The Sustainable Herbs Project Vision for a Local Medicine Movement

Our Vision: A Local Medicine Movement

Here’s our vision: Households, urban and rural, with pots of medicinal herbs: Thyme, Sage, and Rosemary on their back porch. Echinacea and Garlic grow…

Ecological medicine

Education, Ecological Medicine, and Herbalism

Heal Thyself, a popular blog on traditional foods and natural healing, speaks with Ann Armbrecht on the vision behind the Numen engagement campaign. Heal Thyself:…

Rosemary Gladstar

Guido Masé Reviews Numen

We love this quotation from herbalist Guido Masé’s recent article on Numen: “… It’s something akin to the essence of life itself. The ancients called this…

Herbalist Phyllis Light Reviews Numen

Herbalist Phyllis D. Light shares her thoughts about the new version of Numen ~ thank you, Phyllis! “When I first saw the film Numen, I thought…

Kitchen Medicine

Herbal How-To's

Guide to Harvesting Medicinal Plants

By Dana L Woodruff, community herbalist, health educator, and medicine maker. Dandelioness Herbals, Montpelier, VT. Harvesting medicinal plants is easy once you know the basic guidelines….

Herbal First Aid

Herbal First Aid and Emergency Relief

By Sandra Lory, herbalist and educator. Mandala Botanicals This is an updated version of Sandra’s incredibly thorough handout on herbal first aid for emergencies that…

Herbal First Aid

Herbal Allies for Managing Fevers

By Larken Bunce, MS, Clinical Herbalist & Co-Director Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, VT ©2009 Many practitioners believe that children who aren’t allowed to…

St. John's Wort

How to Make Herbal Salves

By Dana L Woodruff, community herbalist, health educator & medicine maker.       Dandelioness Herbals, Montpelier, VT. © 2010 A salve is a blend…

Medicinal Uses of Culinary Herbs

by Sandra Lory, Herbalist and Food Educator, Mandala Botanicals, Barre VT © 2009 Culinary herbs are familiar and potent ingredients; their smell and tastes are…

How to Make a Medicinal Tea

By Dana L Woodruff, community herbalist, health educator, and medicine maker. Dandelioness Herbals, Montpelier, VT. © 2010 Infusions or Tisanes Infusions or tisanes extract medicinal…

The Sustainable Herbs Project

The Business of Herbal Medicine

Sustainable Herbs Project Update

Website Update! Everything always takes a bit longer than I hope, BUT the website should be launching soon, within a few weeks. Most of the…

5 Ways To Take Charge of Your Health ~ Naturally

Domestic Herbs – Survey Results

Survey Results As Ann mentioned in her recent blog post, Where Are the Domestic Herbs?, 2 surveys were created to better understand the domestic…

domestic herbs

Domestic Herbs – Where Are They?

Where are the Domestic Herbs? As part of the Sustainable Herbs Project, we are working to understand the supply chain of domestic herbs more fully….

Bulgarian Herb Growers and SHP Update

Following Herbs in Bulgaria I’m excited to share another Sustainable Herbs Project video! This 4-minute clip is from our visit with Bulgarian herb growers outside Plovdiv, Bulgaria….

How to Create an Urban Herb Farm

A Step-by-step Guide to Growing and Harvesting Your Own Medicine

Benefits of Volunteer Gardening

Last weekend I spent two hours at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Palos Verdes, CA. The local chapter of the California Native Plant…