• The Secret Life of Cardamom

    I loooovee cardamom – I am currently drinking it as I write this (along with some other herbs) but I also love it in my oatmeal, chai, hot chocolate, cookies, and most recently I have been putting it on top of my homemade pudding!  Cardamom is so wonderful. The footnote version of this herb is: if you have digestive issues, have a lot of mucus you need to expel, or want to spice up your love life, cardamom might be your new favorite spice and tea herb!   But here is a little bit more info you might not know about cardamom.  Fun Facts: Cardamom has been used extensively throughout history…

  • What’s in your kitchen cabinet? Cayenne!

    Every few weeks there seem to be themes that pop up in my practice and with my loved ones. So I felt cayenne would be a prudent next herb to do in my kitchen series because perhaps you might be in a similar theme and need this too!  Cayenne is one of the most loved herbs to have during an emergency/crisis (particularly of a heart emergency). Herbalist and acupuncturist Michael Tierra uses up to 1 tsp of cayenne every 15 minutes (while waiting for an emergency vehicle) to help lessen the effects and encourage a speedy recovery of heart attacks and strokes and other emergencies. Nutritionist Gary Null has mentioned…

  • What’s in your kitchen cabinet? Cumin!

    Last week I shared via a newsletter and Instagram that I am taking Steph Dodd’s Creative Abundance course. I was reflecting on some of the questions Steph asked before the course and had an inspiration hit: I want to do a Kitchen Cabinet Herb series!  And here we are.  Most likely you use culinary herbs to make your recipes delicious. Our ancestors, of course, also used them to create deliciousness. But they also used them medicinally by changing the quantity of the herb they were using. I chose cumin for this week. Probably because I was in Beers Books a couple of weekends ago (a Sacramento staple for those not…