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Not just Herbalism...Bioregional Herbalism!

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Not just Herbalism...Bioregional Herbalism!

I became an herbalist because I believe that nature provides everything we need for a healthy life if we know what we are looking for and listen carefully. I believe that this is true on a macro and micro level- meaning that there are herbs all over the planet to cure and relieve our maladies, but we should also look closer to home, in our own areas first. This local focus is called bioregional herbalism.To quote Rose Barlow:"The herb market is wide open and flourishing. We see new companies and new herbal products on the shelves each year, even finding...

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Product Profile: Under the Weather Tisane

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Product Profile: Under the Weather Tisane

This herbal tea (known in herbalism as a tisane) has a combination of medicinal herbs that help with all kinds of cold and flu symptoms (congestion, mucus production, itchy eyes, headaches, fevers, immune function, and killing the cause of the infection.Get Under the Weather here.Ingredients (locally sourced whenever possible): organic Elderberries, organic Bayberry, organic Goldenseal, organic Yarrow, organic Peppermint, organic Lemon BalmTraditionally, in both folk medicine and the ancient traditions of Oriental and Ayurvedic medicine, sweating therapy was the treatment of choice for the initial stages of acute infections. Hot baths, saunas or sweat lodges together with sweat inducing teas were...

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Skin Care and the Products We Choose, Part Two

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Skin Care and the Products We Choose, Part Two

In part one of this series, we talked about what types of ingredients we do use in our formulas (organic, ethical, pronounceable, and effective remedies, tonics, and body care). This post is going to talk about what ingredients you should avoid if you wish to avoid ingesting toxins through the skin. As profiled in the last blog post, you need to avoid toxins that have a molecular weight lower than 750 to avoid absorbing the toxin.FD & C Colors/Pigments: These are synthetic colors made from coal and tar. Side effects range from skin irritation, to oxygen depletion, and even death. All those...

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Skin Care and the Products We Choose, Part One

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Skin Care and the Products We Choose, Part One

Your skin is your body's largest organ- and it absorbs at least 60% of what you put on it. This includes the water from our baths and showers, soaps, topical medications, essential oils, and body care products. At Haven Herbs, we only carry and make products that are "organic, ethical, pronounceable, and effective." What do we mean by this?Organic:This is actually a legal term. Organic means that the ingredients in a formula are grown or raised not using synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and in the case of animal products, it also means no hormones or antibiotics are given. In the...

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