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The Alchemist's Kitchen

Guide to Bitters: Digestive Effects, Benefits, Recipes

Bitters are the femme fatale of the herbal world. An air of mystery and elusiveness surrounds their edgy aura. They show up wearing many different masks, easing their way around a cocktail bar and medicine cabinet alike. People are drawn in by their seduction with an edge. Yet their identity remains low key; spoken in

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Can CBD and Melatonin Help You Sleep Better?
CBD & Cannabis
Micaela Foley

Can CBD and Melatonin Help You Sleep Better?

While CBD is a relatively new darling in the plant-based health and wellness industry, the benefits of Melatonin have been touted for several years now; both are established crossover hits when it comes to accessing deep relaxation and sleep. This is due to the ways in which both substances work and are accepted by the

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Yarrow: Ancient Herb of Healing, Protection, and Power
Health & Wellness
Ilana Sobo

Yarrow: Ancient Herb of Healing, Protection, and Power

“Thou pretty herb of Venus Tree Thy true name is Yarrow Now who my bosom friend must be Pray tell thou me tomorrow”. -Halliwell Yarrow is one the world’s oldest medicinal plants and has been used since  ancient times. It is uniquely gifted in helping just about anything and everything that could ail one’s mind,

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The Alchemist's Kitchen

Guide to Bitters: Digestive Effects, Benefits, Recipes

Bitters are the femme fatale of the herbal world. An air of mystery and elusiveness surrounds their edgy aura. They show up wearing many different masks, easing their way around a cocktail bar and medicine cabinet alike. People are drawn in by their seduction with an edge. Yet their identity remains low key; spoken in

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The Alchemist's Kitchen

Eir the Goddess of Medicine & Important Norse Healing Trees

The feminine goddess culture and herbal medicine go hand in hand across cultures and ancestral traditions. The goddess culture of the Norse people places great importance on the relationship goddess had with healing. You might be wondering, what goddesses did the Norse people have, other than Freya and Frigg? Whether it be through the Marvel

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Micaela Foley

The Culture of Nature: Queer Ecology & Herbal Medicine

 To be clear—-nature has always been queer—-plants, animals, fungi, minerals, weather, topography. Nature exists in a state of continuous fluidity and connection, not in the binaries we human-centric thinkers impose to try to make sense of it all. Unnatural and natural, “straight” and “queer,” living and not alive—-these are human terms and ideas. There are countless examples

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The Alchemist's Kitchen

Relinquishing Pop Equanimity aka Chosen Ignorance

A lot of us read in horror of the massacre in Sudan, the shooting that just happened in Virginia, and every day we pass homeless people here in NYC. Inequality is a constant theme across all human categories, and we see global scale human rights violations happening daily. So, why are so few people in

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Cultivating Rational Wellness
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Cultivating Rational Wellness

Exploring the Echo Chambers of Toxic Positivity vs. Depth Positive Psychology  The wellness industry is massive. It is one of the largest in the world, yet many of the products and services being offered are still irrelevant for a majority of the global population. Thanks to the powerful impact Instagram has had on the industry,

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