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Paeony Rose Herbal Medicine by Clara Bailey

Peony Rose (Paeonia lactiflora) is possibly the most beautiful herb in my dispensary (passionflower, black cohosh and a hawthorn tree in full bloom come pretty close!). And one of my 18 indispensable herbs – a.k.a would be lost without in my herbal practice. This herb was thought to be named after Paeon, Greek physician to […]

Even if you don’t consider yourself a cook, at the very least your kitchen is the place in your home that nourishes you. In the upheaval of the world as we know it right now, our kitchens are naturally taking on a more of an important role in our wellbeing.  They can provide us with […]

Clara Bailey Naturopath and Herbalist

The connection humans have had with plants is an ancient and deep one. We have co-evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. Without them, we would cease to exist. Naturally embodying sensitivity, intuition and the inclination to nurture others, the feminine has had a special kinship with plants. The 20th century was a game-changer for […]


Leonurus cardiaca Common names: motherwort, lion’s tail Family: Lamiaceae Actions: Nervine Antispasmodic Uterine tonic Emmenagogue Bitter Hypotensive Cardiotonic Indications: Period problems or irregularities Amenorrhoea (no periods) Scanty period Period pain PMS Anxiety, stress or tension Heart palpitations or anxiety experienced in the chest Low, sluggish digestion Eases hot flashes and night sweats An excellent herb […]

Ganoderma lucidum by Clara Bailey Naturopath and Herbalist

Latin: Ganoderma lucidum Family: Ganodermataceae **Other names: **Ling Zhi, Shaman’s mushroom, Nourish spirit mushroom, soul mushroom, mushroom of divinity Part used: Fruiting body (cap) Origin: Brown-black saphrophyic fungus found in China’s coastal provinces and in the Pacific Northwest of US; grows on roots, trunks and rotting tree stumps of oak and other broad-leaved trees. Actions: […]

Clara Bailey Naturopath and Herbalist

Herbal medicine has changed considerably over the past 100 years.  Major changes have occurred in our environment, population density has exponentially increased, medicine making techniques have advanced and global trade is ever expanding; with these changes comes a new set of considerations and responsibilities to be mindful of in order to maintain high-quality herbal products.  […]

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