Herbalism

Plant wisdom is the foundation of The Alchemist’s Kitchen, and we believe that by learning about botanical medicine, you can become your own healer. Learn about different potent herbs from our herbalists and teachers so you can ground yourself, sleep better, and stress less.

Reishi Ganoderma lucidum In Nature

Reishi Mushroom: Queen of Immortality

Commonly perceived as a vegetable, fungi are actually a kingdom of their own outnumbering plants 6:1. Considering humans share about 40% of our DNA with mushrooms, it’s no surprise that humans have…

Lobelia Inflata Growing Wild In Lebanon

Lobelia: The Potent Antispasmodic Herb

Lobelia (Lobelia inflata) is one of those little herbs that packs a giant punch! Potent to the point of purging or emesis (vomiting) in large doses, it has both highly stimulating and…

He Shou Wu

He Shou Wu: Herb of Ageless Endurance

He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum), also known as Fo-Ti, Ho Shou Wu, and Jiaoteng, is a popular tonic herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with interesting folklore. In western herbalism, we use…

Women Holding Herbs For Heart

4 Herbs for the Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America for both men and women. Unhealthy diets, lack of physical activity and excessive drinking are all poor lifestyle choices that cause individuals…

Anise Hyssop In Field

Anise Hyssop: The Delicious, Prolific Mint

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is a delight to the senses; its purple flowers, fragrant scent, and sweet-yet-spicy anise/licorice flavor make this herb a treat to know and to grow. Anise Hyssop is…

CBD Butter

How to Make CBD Butter or Oil

We’ve talked about what CBD is and what it’s used to treat (more to come). Now it’s time to delve a little deeper into how to use it via a tutorial on…

Mimosa Flower Tree

Mimosa: The Tree of Happiness

Mimosa tree (Albizia julibrissin) is an unmistakable beauty, with its frond leaves, otherworldly pink flowers, and long seed pods. Each element appears to dance weightlessly on the breeze. When Mimosa is in…

Introduction To Herbalism

Introduction to Herbalism

Herbalism 101 Herbalism is as ancient as life itself. It predates recorded history, oral history, and even humxn beings. What is herbalism? Broadly, herbalism is the practice of taking plants to bring…

motherwort blooms in the meadow

Motherwort: The Lion-Hearted One

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is one of those powerful, essential herbs that inspires fierce devotion in so many herbalists and herb enthusiasts. Those of us who love it agree; this herb works its…

Wood Betony In Field

Wood Betony: The Incarnative “Life Plant”

Though Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis) is less common in today’s apothecaries, it was one of Old World Europe’s most revered herbs. There are colloquialisms about it’s value and virtues from a variety…

Purple Flower Lungwort

Lungwort: A Friend to the Inflamed

Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) is one of the most striking early spring flowers, with its bright blooms and signature white-spotted foliage. A shade and moisture-loving plant, Lungwort is a beautiful addition to any…

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Lilac: The Fragrant Vernal Flower

Ahh, Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)—the purple, perfumed harbingers of spring! Here in the northeastern U.S., Lilacs are among the first shrubs to bloom, filling the air with their delicate scent for a few…

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Five Questions with Christine Buckley

Christine Buckley is a community herbalist, writer, visual artist, and professional cook. She is motivated to gently help people reconnect with themselves, each other, plants and the planet. Her book Plant Magic:…

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