Tag: Herbalism

6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System—Naturally

The immune system is having a moment—which makes sense, given the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and the high-stress, low-sleep, on-the-go world we find ourselves living in. While purported one-and-done miracle cures abound, we at NAB think that taking a holistic, multi-pronged approach to rebooting your immune system is a more sustainable way to affect long-term …continue

Herbal Flu Remedies

It’s officially fall, which means cold and flu season is upon us. Of course, the best offense is a good defense (so wash your hands!), but that’s of little consolation if you’re already stuck in the throes of a terrible flu, cold, or other bug. We’ve compiled natural healing wisdom from some of our favorite …continue

The Curious History of Pumpkins (+ Recipes!)

A few years ago, we published The Curious History of Vegetables—one part folklore, one part anthropology, and 100% love letter to the secret life of food. In a global deep-dive into our relationships with veggies, Wolf Storl explores the complex, multilayered meanings we’ve ascribed to everything from the elusive artichoke to the humble potato. Since the …continue

Healing Herbs for Heartache, Heartbreak, Grief, and Shock

People of good conscience everywhere are reeling from current events in the world that mirror the challenges in our own psyches and relationships, writ large. I love to quote Joanna Macy: “I wanted to change the world. I changed myself and the world changed.” None of us could possibly heal alone, nor change the world …continue

Spiritual Spring Cleaning: Smudging and Healing Smoke

For advice on smudging and healing smoke, we turned to Robin Rose Bennett. Her book Healing Magic is an excellent resource on choosing the right herbs for the right time. Spirituality and Health also has a great article on The Ancient Art of Smudging which provides an overview on how you can approach this ancient practice with reverence and respect. What follows is …continue