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.

Robin Rose Bennett

Five Questions with Green Witch Robin Rose Bennett

This week, we were lucky enough to virtually chat with Robin Rose Bennett, a story-teller, writer, and herbalist. She has been offering classes in Wisewoman Healing Ways: Herbal Medicine and EarthSpirit Teachings since…

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Mugwort: Wise Dreamweaver

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is an herb of the world! Native to Europe and Asia, but with a naturalized domain widespread enough to include every continent, it grows wild and abundantly in sunny…

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Ashwagandha: Ancient Ayurvedic Adaptogen

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), a valued herb in the Ayurvedic tradition for over 6,000 years, is one of modern herbalism’s favorite plant medicines. Traditionally and currently, It has been used primarily for its…

Kate Belew

Five Questions with Kate Belew

Kate Belew is a Brooklyn Based writer and herbalist from the Midwest. She has been involved in projects of writing with Poets House, The National Book Critics Circle, The Poetry Society of…

Rhodiola

Rhodiola: The Golden Root

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea), also referred to as “rose root” or “golden root” is an herbal adaptogen which acts as an endurance enhancer, stress reliever, and energy tonic. The Russian army as well…

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Mullein: Our Favorite Respiratory Herbal Ally

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), is one of our most abundant herbs here in the Northern Hemisphere. A prolific weedy plant, it grows nearly everywhere, from urban wastelands to pristine wilderness to cultivated gardens.…

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Four Herbs to Feel Grounded

Uncertainty can feel like many things: a sense of hopelessness or depression, overwhelming fear or panic, or a low-grade nervousness or trembling. There are many strategies that can help us to be…

Nadine Vieira-Rosario

Meet the Herbalist: Nadine Vieira-Rosario

We sat down (virtually) with Nadine Vieira-Rosario to talk all things herbs, roots, storytelling and finding your herbal start. Nadine will be teaching Herbalism 101: Herbs for Mental Health on our new virtual…

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The Cytokine Storm & Herbs for COVID-19

With the recent pandemic of COVID-19 or “Coronavirus,” there’s been some debate about using immune stimulating herbs like Elderberry and Echinacea due to concerns that they may trigger a “cytokine storm.” Cytokine…

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Immune Boosting Tips

These immune boosting tips might not be anything groundbreaking, but the lessons with the current Coronavirus scare are more about remembering than learning something brand new. Remembering how to be instead of…

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5 Herbs With Antiviral Properties


For as long as humans have been around, we’ve used plants as natural remedies for illness and as antivirals to combat infection. According to The Herbal Academy, “The first written record of…

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