Author Archives: James

Friday, August 31st, 2012

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The Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine provides a unique learning experience blending grounded knowledge of the plants with an understanding of energy and self. At Blue Otter, we are dedicated to passing on a First Nations’ understanding of how … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

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Salal (Gaultheria shallon)   By James Wood The North West brings an abundance of wild berries, but none so delicious and filling as salal. Salal, part of the Ericaceae family (otherwise known as heather), is a low growing shrub with … Continue reading

Monday, August 27th, 2012


By Natalie Vickery, The Family Herbalist Life is stressful to say the least.  Consider the burden placed on the body when we are exposed to constant stress.  When under stress the body releases chemicals that trigger physiological reactions such as … Continue reading

Saturday, August 25th, 2012


Three Treasures Farms: Uniting healing herbs and equestrian rehabilitation By James Wood, Wild Water Read our interview with Ferronato Shen of Three Treasures Farms, a non-profit holistic program outside of Eugene, Oregon that focuses on the rescue and rehabilitation of … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012


Haina is a natural skin care line made with 100% natural and certified organic ingredients. All Haina products are made fresh to order and are full of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and anti-aging ingredients. Haina contains no preservatives, petrochemicals, sulfates, GMOs, … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Pure Intentions

Hi! I’m Allyn Cook-Swarts of Pure Intentions, and I am a Certified Natural Health Consultant, Herbal Maker and Skin Care maker. I am a proud Native American living on the beautiful Pamunkey Indian Reservation.  I bring my Organic and all … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012


Flower Essences   Written by James Wood, Wild Water What is a flower essence? For those of you who have not been exposed to these unique forms of plant preparations, a flower essence: “is the vibrational imprint of a flower … Continue reading

Monday, August 20th, 2012

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Yet another beautiful bio-regional blog! This time around, we’re heading to the mountains of Southern California. By Rebecca Altman, Kings Road Apothecary Summer has hit Southern California! At sea level the air is warming up, but up in the mountains, … Continue reading

Friday, August 17th, 2012


Herbal Healing from the Amazon Meet Aubrey Bamdad, the creator behind Qori Inti: Amazonian Herbals. Qori Inti offers plant offerings from the Amazon. This region blossoms with many different medicinal plants and Aubrey is there in all of it’s vibrancy with a … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Mugwort Wild

The Dream Medicine Written by James Wood (Artemesia sucksdorfii) The mugwort plant has been popping itself up all over the Northwest lately. For an herbalist, this is great news as it means spending time with and getting to know the … Continue reading