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eyeofcrowherbs

This is me a few hours ago in the kitchen at the @ancestralapothecary school, about to teach the Fall Herbal Allies class! I’m so excited to join my colleague Tracey and the team at this great school. The White Straight Hippie has been the face of herbalism schooling for far too long and it is nigh time for true leadership and agency coming from qtpoc. I deeply appreciate what this school offers and I’m so excited and grateful to join in on this journey with the new students and the plants. 🌿💚🌲💚🌱 #herbalism #queerherbalism #herbclass #plantmedicine

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catalystcommunityherbals

Grateful✨ On Saturday I had the honour of sharing plant medicines + knowledges with a badass group of student Midwives!! . . . 🌿Together we talked about plant medicines to support self care, to support folks during pregnancy + postpartum. We went through detailed information about how + when to safely utilize the medicines + then we created some fresh potions together, made from plants I had just harvested from my gardens. Overall it was a rly dreamy day 🌿 . . . 🌿The knowledges I shared are rooted in my experiences supporting clients + friends throughout the years, as well as being rooted in Éireannach//Irish plant medicine traditions. It was a great joy to share in depth about some of my favourite ancestral plant medicines, many of whom are also native to Turtle Island + hold long traditions of use in Indigenous communities here on these lands as well 🌿 . . . 🌿This workshop was accessible by donation + the funds raised are going to the amazing folks at the parkdale overdose prevention site 🌿 . . . 🌿Go raibh míle maith agat (Thank you + a thousand blessings of goodness to you) to @sarfireweed + Cello for inviting me + for organizing everything, to all the folks who participated + brought their own knowledges + stories to share, to @drawing.with.knives.shadows for being my emotional support person + to @presqu.une.sagefemme for the medicine gifts 🌿💕💕💕 . . . 🌿Today I'm feeling very grateful for + so humbled by the power of plants as our teachers. In essence, I have learned everything I know from these generous friends + they continue to teach me everyday. It is my intention to follow their examples of generosity + care 🌿✨

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forest.hag

a femme and her late summer flowers 🌼💄🌻 Its really hard to capture 1000 sq feet of herb garden (and my mean mug) . as the equinox (when day and night are = length) approaches, so many friends still have late blossoms even as they set seed: marshmallow, california poppy, borage, scullcap, calendula, tulsi, echinacea, sage, yarrow, mugwort, lavender, hyssop, sage, chamomile, and others . spiders are extra busy spinning webs at this time of year, and we are more likely to notice them too. heat amassed by the earth over the summer collides with cool overnight temperatures, creating condensation / heavy morning dew that collects on webs. the word "gossamer", as in the silky filaments of spiderweb, is a contraction of "goose summer," a folk term referring to late summer when the geese begin to fly overhead and spiders webs shimmer with dew 🕸🕷🕸 (via Words Ancient and Modern by Ernest Weekley) . #herbgrower #queerherbalism #virgoseason #equinox #calendula #argiopeaurantia #orbweaver #goosesummer #etymology #medicinalherbs #lastcallsunburn #eatinchips

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catalystcommunityherbals

🍇🍇🍇 ELDERBERRY ⚡️ This tree of lore is part of many cultures. In Éireannach traditions the Elder tree has long been associated with fierce teachings + has long been utilized for medicine + magic✨ . . . 🍇Known as Trom in Gaeilge + Sambucus nigra as a scientific classification, these small trees are said to be inhabited by an elder mother spirit who can offer you protection or cause you harm, depending on the relationship you build with her + whether or not you respect her instructions. It is said that she offers teachings not only about the Elder tree but about all plants + ways we interact with them . . . 🍇Traditional protocol is to always ask her permission before harvesting medicine + to wait for + respect her answer. The wood must never be cut or burned, or it is said that one will face an untimely death! There are many stories about this that play out over thousands of years . . . 🍇 Some of my understanding of the teachings woven into these old stories relates to the necessity of consent + not walking in entitlement. Another way I understand the protocol is that the wood + leaves are toxic when taken internally + it's only safe to harvest the berries when they're fully ripe, as they can make you quite sick if harvested too early. If you take the time to ask the elder mother spirit if it's ok to harvest from her + wait for an answer, yr likely gonna notice if the berries need more time to ripen or not . . . 🍇The elder spirit is said to offer protection from harm + I can see that in how Elderberry protects us from getting sick. They support + stimulate the immune system, as well as being strongly anti-viral + anti-bacterial. They are known to keep unwells away when everyone around us is under the weather, especially from respiratory infections, colds + flu. This potent plant helps us heal faster + reduces symptoms when we're in the depths of sickness . . . 🍇On this new moon day I'm brewing my big fall batch of Elderberry medicine to share with folks over the long cold season. Some of this will be in this month's Herbshare, some will be available @dufferingrovemarket on the 27th + some will be available for private sale/trade if ya msg me 😘🍇💕

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shootingstarbotanicals

Plant Crush #21: Fennel. Greetings from the Fennel Forest! Gonna spend this next New Moon making tons of Fennel medicine for Bitters formulas to support healthy digestion. Fennel is incredible because you can easily grow enough to help your loved ones relieve gas and bloating after meals! It’s cute, the pollinators love it, and grows well in containers! What a Crush... One plant is super abundant and will keep on growing back from seed year after year. And a little goes a long way. I tincture the plump, green seeds and have five drops before or after meals to help support digestion. Thank you to my beloved pals @jenmeiwu & @fafadumplings (maker of the best gluten-free dumplings around, check ‘em out!) for being garden friends with me for all these years... 💚🌱 #growyourownmedicine #fennel #queerfarmers #queerherbalism

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catalystcommunityherbals

🌼Medicine of Mary Magdalene's flower✨ This cross continental plant, known in English as St.John's wort, has a rich tradition of use in many cultures. In Éireannach traditions this flower is known to repair the tissues + overall function of a stressed or injured nervous system, to reduce pain + swelling of both new injuries + chronic pains, + to relieve "melancholia" which is emotional/mental depression due to a stressed or low functioning liver. . . 🌼Following my tradition, I harvest the bright yellow flowers around noon during a full moon, quickly cover some with oil + some with Uisce beatha (whiskey). When infused into oil or alcohol, plant chemicals (namely "hypericin") are released from tiny glands, which have a deep red pigment; This changes the colour of the oil or tincture from yellow to a rich, blood red (see pic #2)! . . 🌼I mainly work with the oil to help relieve nerve pain + help bodies *regenerate* nerve tissue; I've seen it work some serious post-injury + post-surgery wonders! I've supported a lot of friends//clients through their gender-affirming surgeries + this oil is always a part of the herbal protocol I design for their post surgery care. It's ability to help new nerve tissue grow + help sensation return to numb areas is just spectacular. . . 🌼I mainly work with tincture to repair nerve tissue + help relieve depression; I find it most effective for winter sads, esp if nervous tension or nerve pain are present. The chemistry is complex but in short it helps increase the amount of time that serotonin is circulating + thus increases happy feels. . . 🌼I have some homogrown, fresh made oil + tincture ready to share, send me a DM if you'd like to get yrself some 😘 . . ➡️Safety info: Never take internally if taking SSRI's + plz check in with a knowledgeable person before taking this plant internally as it can adversely interact with a number of meds + health conditions.

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queerlysober

Sage & lavender burn bundles. I love zenning out while I make these, wrapping the fresh herbs with bakers twine. Time to clear the air. . . . . . . #plantbased #plantmedicine #queerwitch #witchesofinstagram #greenwitch #herbalmedicine #herbalmedicine #plantsasmedicine #healingherbs #herbs #lavender #sage #queerherbalism #medicineforthepeople

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queerlysober

Meet Spilanthes. This beautiful & strange looking petal-less flower is known as the toothache plant. If you chew on a leaf or the flower, your mouth begins to tingle & soon numbs. I’m making her into a tincture, bc she is a wonderful ally for colds & flu & support for my immune system bc I work with germy teens. • I am so fortunate to be invited to share the bounty & to harvest medicinal plants on a farm in Hudson. 💕 . . . . . #healingherbs #medicinalplants #witchesofinstagram #communityherbalism #queerwitch #greenwitch #spilanthes #doitsober #recovery #healingplants #queer #medicinemaker #plantmedicine #nohangover #queerherbalism #medicineforthepeople

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catalystcommunityherbals

Literally eating lavender to chill while on my way to tkaronto for a day of potion hustling at @dufferingrovemarket 🌿 . . . It's been a rly hard week of chronic pain flare up's but with the help of some pain easing plant friends, I've managed to harvest + make a plethora of potent medicines to bring to market today! I'll be there from 3-7pm + here's what's on offer: . . 🌸Potent pain easing salves made with the strongest pain relieving plants I grow . . 🌿Elixirs to ease anxiety, to revitalize burnt out adrenals + to deeply replenish the nervous system . . 🌹Tea blends to soothe stress, heal the gut + uplift the spirits . . 🌱Tinctures to stimulate + strengthen the immune system, specifically made for the return of cool weather . . 🍃Smoking mixes for your pleasure + enjoyment . . 🍀Plus a few special surprises! . . . As always, all herbs are homogrown by yours truly + all remedies are based in Éireannach//Irish plant medicine traditions. Everything is offered at sliding scale prices to accommodate differing levels of income, privilege + access. As a small gesture towards right relations, I have at-cost pricing available for (self ID'ing) Indigenous folks. . . . 3-7pm yall! Come by + say hi, sip some extremely delicious herbal beverages, ask me all yr herby questions, commiserate about society + get yrself some fresh plant medicines while they last! 😘

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soft.centre

Sleeping In The Forest – I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never before, a stone on the riverbed, nothing between me and the white fire of the stars but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths among the branches of the perfect trees. All night I heard the small kingdoms breathing around me, the insects, and the birds who do their work in the darkness. All night I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling with a luminous doom. By morning I had vanished at least a dozen times into something better. — #MaryOliver | #softcentrejournal Illustration: @onbeinginyourbody ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: Digital illustration of a person surrounded by leaves, plants and/or branches which create an aura around them.]

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‘How to be healthy with Yoga’ by Sonya Richmond (1962). 〰 Visual: @associationstudio #softcentrejournal | ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: An open book in black and white depicting two photographs of a person in various asana.]

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🐚 the hard season will split you through. do not worry. you will bleed water. do not worry. this is grief. your face will fall out and down your skin and there will be scorching. but do not worry. keep speaking the years from their hiding places. keep coughing up smoke from all the deaths you have died. keep the rage tender. because the soft season will come. it will come. loud. ready. gulping. both hands in your chest. up all night. up all of the nights. to drink all damage into love. — therapy #NayyirahWaheed | #softcentrejournal | Photograph: @rang.bang ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: A close up of a tiny shell resting on a collarbone.]

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Stillness # 27 (1999) — #LauraAguilar | #softcentrejournal | Decades before todays body positivity movement began, queer Chicano artist Laura Aguilar’s work documented the identities and experiences of often marginalised groups: the queer community, women, people of color, disabled folk – while also celebrating bodies that fall outside the narrow lense of mainstream beauty. | ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: A black and white photograph depicts two nude femme people with their backs together. They hold hands as one bends backwards, supported by the other. The land surrounding them is sandy desert soil with tufts of grass, mountains appear in the distance.]

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Mothers with spoons 🥄 #AnaKras | #softcentrejournal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: An abstract hand drawn image of a person holding a spoon.]

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catalystcommunityherbals

Full moon medicine ✨🌼🍯🌕✨ This is Slat Óir (goldenrod/many names), which was collectively made into medicine with a badass crew of folks as part of a dreamy plant medicine event I was invited to co-facilitate✨ . . . Most goldenrod species are native to Turtle Island, with a few being native to Ireland + Europe. There's many ways to work with this plant + based in my experience I call on them them mainly for their astringency (drying to tissue), anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial actions. Goldenrod is great as tea, tincture, honey or vinegar extract to dry up all sorts of "runny face stuff" like watery eyes, runny noses + coughing up liquidy mucus from allergies, colds + the flu. A strong cup/moderate dose of extract usually does the trick + quicker than you'd expect! Keep drinking daily until symptoms have passed ✨ . . . I commonly work with Goldenrod in treating UTI's, along with stronger antimicrobials + soothing demulcent herbs to ease irritation. 3 strong cups of tea daily until all symptoms have passed can often do the trick. Chronic UTI's usually call for longer term diet changes as well. . . . The medicine in these pics was collectively harvested + made while tasting + smelling the leaves + flowers to determine their potency, while speaking of how they feel to us intuitively, while speaking of the physically medicinal qualities, while speaking of the process + recipe for creating this medicine. We bathed the flowers in honey + apple cider vinegar, capped + labelled our jars in some of the languages of our ancestors which you know just fills my heart with happiness. Bearing witness to the entire day filled my heart with hope ✨ . . . As a settler herbalist on these lands who is learning how to reduce the harms I cause + how to walk in a good way, I'm both humbled + grateful to my pals at @sacred_seeds_collective for generously inviting me to share abt plant knowledges at this 2Spirit + Indigenous focused gathering - go raibh míle maith agat. Everyone in attendance had so much beauty + wisdom to share, my spirit is feeling full of goodness 💛 . . Happy full moon bbs, hope these dreamy Pisces moon vibes are feeding ya with at least wee bit of beauty🌊🌕✨

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⚪️ Formé — #jeanarp | [Image description: A curved, smooth white stone sculpture.]

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soft.centre

Remember the body of your community breath in the people who sewed you whole it is you who become you but those before you are a part of your fabric ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ — honour the roots #RupiKaur | #softcentrejournal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Visual: @iringo.demeter [Image description: A cropped black and white photograph depicting a person sitting while holding a baby close to their body. There is skin-to-skin touch and both bodies soften into each other.]

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soft.centre

⚪️ GROUNDING ~ A simple, mindful grounding practice which may helpful in keeping the body, mind and breath connected when you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or disconnected. This short practice is about noticing our senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch – to reconnect our mind, body and breath in the present moment. Start by sitting or standing in a comfortable upright position with your feet planted flat on the ground. Lower the eyes or lightly close if you feel comfortable. ▫️Notice your breath. No need to breathe in any particular way. Just bring attention to each part of the breath - the inhale, exhale, and space in between. ▫️Bring awareness to each of your 5 senses ~one at a time~ for about one minute each. The intention here is to focus on the present moment and how each sense is being activated in that moment. The order in which you pay attention to each sense does not matter. ▫️HEAR: Begin to notice all of the sounds around you. Try not to analyse the sounds - just notice them. They are not good or bad, they just are. Sounds might be internal, like breathing or digestion. Expand your field of sound from those nearest, to farther away. ▫️SMELL: Shift your attention to notice the smells of your environment. Maybe you smell food. You might become aware of the smell of trees or plants if you are outside. ▫️SEE: Raise your gaze and observe your surroundings, notice the colors, shapes and textures. Name each new thing you see, and then let your attention move on. [cont. in comments] #softcentrejournal Visual: #leeufan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: Four stones of various size and arranged in no particular order, sit on smooth white sand. The shadows of two rocks overlap.]

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cunningcrowapothecary

This smoke is harsh. These fires are the crying out of the spirits and our planet and their song is harsh. We have a lot of prayer and work to do and so.... let’s take care of our bodies and those of our loved ones so we can step into that beautifully sacred ritual called accountable action. We have a few teas that have been saving our lungs, our hearts, and our bodies. Our Sinus Steam, our Trauma Triage Tea, Detox & Clear Tea, and for those with the aches and pains being triggered by all the toxicity... we have our super strong Aches & Pain Tea. We can also customize a tincture.... or just grab our Cunning Cough and Baltic Wintering Syrups for an easier option. Meow. Keep safe, rest up... we got you babes!

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SALUTE TO THE SUN ~ Surya Namascar | This traditional yogic asana sequence stimulates the nervous system including the brain, lower plexus and spinal cord, while improving mental and physical balance of the person’s whole body. As a daily practice this sequence also develops patience and builds stamina by increasing the mental capacity of the brain and the body. It is a popular remedy for managing menstrual cramps and, also helpful in supporting the menopause stage. Additionally, due to its empowering and strengthening effects on the uterus, Surya Namaskar may also aid in making child birth easier. Visual: unknown | #softcentrejournal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Image description: A black and white photo series depicting a person practicing the yogic asana sequence of Surya Namascar.]

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soft.centre

‘We have to change the game. Begin with self-care. Investigate our individual histories, tend to our wounds, and have the courage to take that deep, healing breath toward freedom. From that beginning will gradually come a mindful awareness of our emotional landscapes, a mindful awareness of our activism, and a mindful awareness that we are agents of our own healing.’ — Sarit Z Rogers, Yoga International. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Artwork: #carlacascalesalimbau | #softcentrejournal [Image description: A line drawing of abstract shapes, resembling a cross-section of rock or stone.]

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catalystcommunityherbals

I've been invited by my pals @sacred_seeds_collective to co-facilitate a day of plant identification, storytelling, knowledge sharing + medicine making! We'll be focusing on plants that are both Native to Turtle Island + to the 6 Celtic Nations (specifically Éire//Ireland + Alba//Scotland) 🍀 . . . ***EDIT: DATE IS CHANGED TO SUNDAY AUGUST 26th 11am-4pm*** Happening at the Sacred Seeds Collective gardens, we will be making medicines together to take home! Garden fresh lunch provided! Funds available for support with transportation within the region. Get in touch with Hunter + Flint for info at mnowiisini@gmail.com or 705-761-9441 // (plz don't contact me, Tara, directly for info bcuz I'm not organizing this event, I'm just teaching at it) 🌿 . . . Plz take note: I'm an Éireannach//Irish settler living here in Dish With One Spoon Treaty Territory + within the violent colonial occupation of these Indigenous lands. My pals have invited me into this gathering as a guest, however please take note that ATTENDANCE IS OPEN TO TWO SPIRIT + INDIGENOUS TO TURTLE ISLAND IDENTIFIED FOLKS ONLY ✨ . . . And don't get yr knickers in a knot my fellow settlers, if you you feel confused as to why exclusive space is important, plz google it or comment below or contact me directly. Just don't go bothering my pals abt that plz 🌹 . . .

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twomothersapothecary

🌱 There’s a deep need to uplift and center qtBIPOC medicine makers/herbalists and healers. As a community, we get to choose where we invest. In whom we invest. In whom we learn from. What traditions and teachings are we learning? Is there someone in the qtBIPOC community that we can support? (YES!) A part of healing and changing the structures of power is choosing who we learn from! Who we consider to be teachers and leaders . This past week we’ve seen a lot of complicity and silence in the mostly white herbal community at large. This isn’t surprising but it IS an opportunity to work at making some repairs. We saw a deeply respected and renowned white herbalist, called out on a massive scale after years of know and documented abuse. Susun Weed, has been considered a “grandmother” of herbalism for decades. We’ve allowed her abuse and harmful ways to continue, we’ve made those who’ve shared their abuse at her hands seem “weak” or “overly sensitive”. We’ve upheld the status quo once again. BUT! Every failure is a chance to learn, to change and to create healing . Much of this healing can be done by "re-centering indigenous/African diasporic traditions. By supporting qtBIPOC healers//students. That queers herbalism. That is Trans competent, trauma informed. That decolonizes methodologies. Recenters healing the land and land based relationships. Recenters giving up privilege when you have it so that there is enough to go around. That weaves restorative justice and the dismantling of assumed white supremacy and accountably into the curriculum. And tells the real stories of the battles fought. The resistance. A counter-narrative to appropriation. And erasure. A counter -narrative to abuse of power.” @noddingthistleandrosemilk thank you for these words . @noddingthistleandrosemilk & @spellboundherbals are compiling a list of herbals programs and schools that are taught BY/FOR qtBIPOC {also programs that are inclusive of allies} And then turning it into a ZINE. SO if you are a teacher or know of a program that fits this criteria, please reach out to @noddingthistleandrosemilk if you’d like to share this information. I’ll put the link in my bio for the form also

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catalystcommunityherbals

🌑✨ECLIPSE REALITY CHECK: white herbalists living on stolen Indigenous lands, we need to be learning how to reduce the harm we cause. We live in + benefit from a society built on land theft, cultural genocide, slavery, imprisonment + oppression of Indigenous People, Black People + People of Colour. Being an herbalist doesn't exempt us from these legacies of violence. It doesn't exempt us from our responsibility to destroy these systems of violence. . . The #susanweed thing is part of a bigger problem. I've been in community practice as an herbalist for 15 yrs + I can say that most white herbalists I know of base their work in stolen knowledge from traditions they hold no ancestral or cultural connections to. Most white herbalists work with herbs they hold no ancestral or cultural links to, herbs that are part of living medicine traditions. Many white herbalists are "ethically wildcrafting" Indigenous medicines without permission from Indigenous communities to do so. Most white herbalist teachers profit from teaching how to continue this violence + theft. All of this while BIPOC folks get treated like shit. 💥How the actual fuck is this ok in any way?!💥💥💥 . . I get frequent, consistent feedback that my work is inspiring so I wrote this in hopes of inspiring white folks to think critically abt reducing the harm we cause. For transparency + as examples, here's some basic ways I try to reduce harm: 🌿I build relationships, listen to + support what BIPOC folks are saying bcuz they're the experts; Everything on this list comes from what I've learned in this way. 🌿I don't wildcraft. Instead, I grow the herbs I work with + stick with herbs from my people's traditions. If a client 'needs' a wildcrafted herb, I refer them to an Indigenous run biz. 🌿I decline invites to teach at herb conferences that uphold white supremacy (basically all of them) + I ask that BIPOC teachers be invited instead. 🌿I donate herbs to BIPOC-led fundraisers, protests + healing justice events; I have free/at-cost remedies for BIPOC folks on request; I reach out so folks know what's on offer. 🌿I start convos with white herbalists abt how we cause harms + ways to change that. ✨✨✨

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flora_y_tierra

Humbled! We are so grateful to have all of your beautiful queer love and activation in our space. It was such good medicine to be in community with all of you. Looking foward to what we weave into the future. From @eyeofcrowherbs - I’m late to the posting party but Queer Care in Long Beach was sooo sweet yesterday! Blanca has made such a beautiful community space at @flora_y_tierra, it was truly a pleasure to be there. So many lovely conversations were had, the workshops were packed, people shared medicine of all sorts... the energy and spirit of Queer Care was strong! Co-organizers @threeleggedcrowhealing @aguadulcehealing @msmauve and participants @bombvegan @kanavu.in.flowers @plantitaloveremedios @mama_maiz @tacit37 (and non-IGers) you all rock so much!!! 💚💥🌿 #queercare #queercarela #floraytierra #herbalism #queerherbalism #queermagic

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eyeofcrowherbs

I’m late to the posting party but Queer Care in Long Beach was sooo sweet yesterday! Blanca has made such a beautiful community space at @flora_y_tierra, it was truly a pleasure to be there. So many lovely conversations were had, the workshops were packed, people shared medicine of all sorts... the energy and spirit of Queer Care was strong! Co-organizers @threeleggedcrowhealing @aguadulcehealing @msmauve and participants @bombvegan @kanavu.in.flowers @plantitaloveremedios @mama_maiz @tacit37 (and non-IGers) you all rock so much!!! 💚💥🌿 #queercare #queercarela #floraytierra #herbalism #queerherbalism #queermagic

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hollyhockherbal

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bombvegan

•Happy to be back at Queer Care LA THIS SUNDAY!! (Long Beach) serving up that #vegan ❤️ Bomb Vegan will be dishing out savory house made herb cheese biscuits with a meaty mushroom gravy and mixed greens. The EVERYTHING brownie for dessert 🍨 #glutenfree options will be available • • • • #Repost @bluejaguarlove with ・・・ New post, correct date. AUG 5 is our next Queer Care LA. Sunday. Join us! —- It’s Queer Care LA time again!! Come spend the afternoon wth us on Sunday Aug 5 — we’ll be kicking it in Long Beach at the magical community space at @flora_y_tierra from 1-5pm. Herbalists, plant based medicine makers, healing workshops, by donation ear seed acupuncture and Chinese herb consults, flower readings, vegan eats by @bombvegan ... and more! This space is open to all — please share widely and we can’t wait to see you! // @Regrann from @threeleggedcrowhealing - Coming up so soon! Queer Care LA will be loving up on Long Beach on Sunday Aug 5 from 1-5pm. Come by and meet some new qtbipoc healers and medicine makers — and hang out wth a few of the queer care collective folks. We got you covered. Workshops, some by donation healing offerings and plant centered vendors + medicine makers. - More details to come! Note: Please refrain from wearing scents and fragrance. This is a low / no scent space (there will be flowers and plants and other natural fragrances related to herbal medicines) The event will take place in both indoor + outdoor spaces. No steps to enter the space. Please come out and support this beautiful vision and work created by the queer care collective @bluejaguarlove@eyeofcrowherbs @aguadulcehealing @msmauve @narrowbridgecandles @shootingstarbotanicals Prioritizing POC, black, indigenous + trans folks #queercare #longbeach #qtpoc #queerlongbeach #lgbtqia #queerherbalism #communitycentered #wehealtogether #queercarela #veganfood #plantbased #queer #comfortfood #la #lbc #vegan

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eyeofcrowherbs

Brugmansia alert. This time last year it was doing this too — popping off so gorgeous and also that’s like 3 feet of space under the flowers on the stairs. These stairs being the only way in/out of the house. This time being the time of much crouching and bending to leave or enter the house. So much love for all these creatures! #herbalism #queerherbalism #angelstrumpet #brugmansia #dreamhouse #puppiesandkitties

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eyeofcrowherbs

This Sunday! I’m so excited to see my Southern Cali fam this weekend at the first Queer Care event we’re doing in Long Beach! Join me and an amazing gathering of rad queer poc herbalists, medicine makers and healers. We are lovingly being hosted at @flora_y_tierra in Long Beach. Come meet @threeleggedcrowhealing @kanavu.in.flowers + @nopalbotanicals + @brownsugarhoneychild and more! There will be free workshops by Qween Hollins and @mama_maiz, vegan eats by @bombvegan, flower readings by @aguadulcehealing and ear seed acupuncture and Chinese herb consults by @tacit37 .... and so much more! Sunday August 5, 1-5pm. All are welcome. Always FREE! Come hang out and soak up some love and community care. #queerhealer #herbalism #queerherbalism #queercare #queercarela #longbeach #qtpoc #plantmedicine

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bluejaguarlove

Happy summer! I’m having a bit of disconnect as I sit down to plan out August — marveling at all the ways this year has flowed so fast. In January kicked off wth me saying goodbye to a dear friend whose body was in the late stages of aggressive cancer — and that was just the beginning. There was so much death + loss that greeted me the following months — all the way up into July. And here I am, remembering my resilience, reaching out to the plants and birds for their wisdom and guidance and remembering that the sweetness of the earth carries me through. These Zebra Figs are the manifestation of that sweetness and rebirth for me this week — harvested from a tree in our garden, I am devouring these daily. Even in grief, we can find sweetness. Because a death is an invitation into new life. Always. —- and what better way to honor the plants for this medicine than to come to Queer Care LA in Long Beach this coming weekend (Aug 5) from 1-5pm at @flora_y_tierra to connect with some sweet plant and earth medicine wth a magical crew of queer poc healers and herbalists. It’s free to attend! I may have a few of these mystical figs at my table to share as well! #summerjoy #queercare #queerhealer #beinpractice #healingisaprocess #griefisapractice #sadnessandjoy #balance #wehealtogether #sweetness #youaremagic #plantmedicine #queerherbalism #communityhealing #longbeach #figs #tigerfig

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catalystcommunityherbals

Taking a moment to reinforce my psychic boundaries with my pal Athair thalún//Yarrow before heading to market today 🌸 . . . Athair thalún//Yarrow grows in many places on Earth + is part of many medicine traditions. In Éireannach (+ many other) traditions this plant is an important medicinal + magical plant. It is said to be a plant of protection, a plant that helps strengthen our energetic boundaries + protects us from harm. . . . Working with Athair thalún//Yarrow as an essence, taking tiny amounts of its medicine or just spending time connecting with the physical plant is said to help create a container around us. Working with this plant ally helps us differentiate between what is coming from within + what is coming from outside of us, which can be rly helpful for sensitive folks who tend to absorb things from outside of them - fellow empaths I'm talking to you! I frequently give this medicine to clients + friends who are care providers (parents, body workers, social workers, healthcare workers, therapists, sex workers, etc) as it helps us remain open + empathetic without taking on other people's stuff. . . . There's much to be said of Athair thalún//Yarrow's physical medicines in relation to its energetic medicine. As a strong anti-microbial it protects us from sickness, as a diaphoretic it helps our bodies to push out illness + toxins by way of sweating, as a potent hemostatic it helps stop excessive bleeding when applied externally. Again, the theme of reinforcing boundaries. . . . I've made a fresh batch of Athair thalún//Yarrow flower essence which is part of this month's Herbshare CSA + I'll have some available today @dufferingrovemarket from 3-7pm. Also on the market menu today: . • teas to soothe stress + support digestion . • Elixirs to ease anxiety + help with cleansing . • peppermint cooling sprays to help get thru the heat . • smoking mixes to enjoy on their own or mix with cannabis/tobacco . • salves to heal + repair skin tissue (amazing for chub rub!) . • herbal iced tea made with 8-month slow infused herbal honeys . • AND A WHOLE LOTTA GAY

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queeryogala

repost from @bluejaguarlove ・・・ New post, correct date. AUG 5 is our next Queer Care LA. Sunday. Join us! —- It’s Queer Care LA time again!! Come spend the afternoon wth us on Sunday Aug 5 — we’ll be kicking it in Long Beach at the magical community space at @flora_y_tierra from 1-5pm. Herbalists, plant based medicine makers, healing workshops, by donation ear seed acupuncture and Chinese herb consults, flower readings, vegan eats by @bombvegan ... and more! This space is open to all — please share widely and we can’t wait to see you! // @Regrann from @threeleggedcrowhealing - Coming up so soon! Queer Care LA will be loving up on Long Beach on Sunday Aug 5 from 1-5pm. Come by and meet some new qtbipoc healers and medicine makers — and hang out wth a few of the queer care collective folks. We got you covered. Workshops, some by donation healing offerings and plant centered vendors + medicine makers. - More details to come! Note: Please refrain from wearing scents and fragrance. This is a low / no scent space (there will be flowers and plants and other natural fragrances related to herbal medicines) The event will take place in both indoor + outdoor spaces. No steps to enter the space. Please come out and support this beautiful vision and work created by the queer care collective @bluejaguarlove@eyeofcrowherbs @aguadulcehealing @msmauve @narrowbridgecandles @shootingstarbotanicals Prioritizing POC, black, indigenous + trans folks #queercare #longbeach #qtpoc #queerlongbeach #lgbtqia #queerherbalism #communitycentered #wehealtogether #queercarela

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qtpoc_medicine

From @bluejaguarlove - New post, correct date. AUG 5 is our next Queer Care LA. Sunday. Join us! —- It’s Queer Care LA time again!! Come spend the afternoon wth us on Sunday Aug 5 — we’ll be kicking it in Long Beach at the magical community space at @flora_y_tierra from 1-5pm. Herbalists, plant based medicine makers, healing workshops, by donation ear seed acupuncture and Chinese herb consults, flower readings, vegan eats by @bombvegan ... and more! This space is open to all — please share widely and we can’t wait to see you! // @Regrann from @threeleggedcrowhealing - Coming up so soon! Queer Care LA will be loving up on Long Beach on Sunday Aug 5 from 1-5pm. Come by and meet some new qtbipoc healers and medicine makers — and hang out wth a few of the queer care collective folks. We got you covered. Workshops, some by donation healing offerings and plant centered vendors + medicine makers. - More details to come! Note: Please refrain from wearing scents and fragrance. This is a low / no scent space (there will be flowers and plants and other natural fragrances related to herbal medicines) The event will take place in both indoor + outdoor spaces. No steps to enter the space. Please come out and support this beautiful vision and work created by the queer care collective @bluejaguarlove@eyeofcrowherbs @aguadulcehealing @msmauve @narrowbridgecandles @shootingstarbotanicals Prioritizing POC, black, indigenous + trans folks #queercare #longbeach #qtpoc #queerlongbeach #lgbtqia #queerherbalism #communitycentered #wehealtogether #queercarela

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bombvegan

•Happy to be back at Queer Care LA (Long Beach) serving up that #vegan ❤️ Bomb Vegan will be dishing out savory house made herb cheese biscuits with a meaty mushroom gravy and mixed greens. The EVERYTHING brownie for dessert 🍨 #glutenfree options will be available • • • • #Repost @bluejaguarlove with ・・・ New post, correct date. AUG 5 is our next Queer Care LA. Sunday. Join us! —- It’s Queer Care LA time again!! Come spend the afternoon wth us on Sunday Aug 5 — we’ll be kicking it in Long Beach at the magical community space at @flora_y_tierra from 1-5pm. Herbalists, plant based medicine makers, healing workshops, by donation ear seed acupuncture and Chinese herb consults, flower readings, vegan eats by @bombvegan ... and more! This space is open to all — please share widely and we can’t wait to see you! // @Regrann from @threeleggedcrowhealing - Coming up so soon! Queer Care LA will be loving up on Long Beach on Sunday Aug 5 from 1-5pm. Come by and meet some new qtbipoc healers and medicine makers — and hang out wth a few of the queer care collective folks. We got you covered. Workshops, some by donation healing offerings and plant centered vendors + medicine makers. - More details to come! Note: Please refrain from wearing scents and fragrance. This is a low / no scent space (there will be flowers and plants and other natural fragrances related to herbal medicines) The event will take place in both indoor + outdoor spaces. No steps to enter the space. Please come out and support this beautiful vision and work created by the queer care collective @bluejaguarlove@eyeofcrowherbs @aguadulcehealing @msmauve @narrowbridgecandles @shootingstarbotanicals Prioritizing POC, black, indigenous + trans folks #queercare #longbeach #qtpoc #queerlongbeach #lgbtqia #queerherbalism #communitycentered #wehealtogether #queercarela #veganfood #plantbased #queer #comfortfood

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bluejaguarlove

New post, correct date. AUG 5 is our next Queer Care LA. Sunday. Join us! —- It’s Queer Care LA time again!! Come spend the afternoon wth us on Sunday Aug 5 — we’ll be kicking it in Long Beach at the magical community space at @flora_y_tierra from 1-5pm. Herbalists, plant based medicine makers, healing workshops, by donation ear seed acupuncture and Chinese herb consults, flower readings, vegan eats by @bombvegan ... and more! This space is open to all — please share widely and we can’t wait to see you! // @Regrann from @threeleggedcrowhealing - Coming up so soon! Queer Care LA will be loving up on Long Beach on Sunday Aug 5 from 1-5pm. Come by and meet some new qtbipoc healers and medicine makers — and hang out wth a few of the queer care collective folks. We got you covered. Workshops, some by donation healing offerings and plant centered vendors + medicine makers. - More details to come! Note: Please refrain from wearing scents and fragrance. This is a low / no scent space (there will be flowers and plants and other natural fragrances related to herbal medicines) The event will take place in both indoor + outdoor spaces. No steps to enter the space. Please come out and support this beautiful vision and work created by the queer care collective @bluejaguarlove@eyeofcrowherbs @aguadulcehealing @msmauve @narrowbridgecandles @shootingstarbotanicals Prioritizing POC, black, indigenous + trans folks #queercare #longbeach #qtpoc #queerlongbeach #lgbtqia #queerherbalism #communitycentered #wehealtogether #queercarela

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mapletwigmedicinals

So thankful for these photos @6dipshit9 took of Mugwort harvest and bundling. Much appreciation for the ways big and small that people have supported me. Yesterday @tee.b0ne came over and helped me move a bunch of tables and set up the new plant area in my yard. Taking down everything from the back yard, knowing it is going to be "developed," has made the process difficult and hard on the heart. Having fresh eyes to reimagine, strategize, share new ideas that recreate the space was so helpful for me. For the first time I felt excited about the setup. @tee.b0ne does landscaping here in PDX and I cannot recommend them enough for your gardening needs 🍀🌻🐝

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nashvillefeministcollective

Regrann from @riseupgoodwitch - #transformationtuesday reminders- because I have been regularly & constantly feeling frustrated with some aspects of my healing community and I am working to turn years of frustration and anger into social justice work. When I hear about a fat friend going to a holistic health drop in, being given a pamphlet on healthy eating basics and sent on her way, I know people in the holistic community are failing to see fat people as people. I know there have been moments like this for me as a chubby person so I’m calling for thin folx to be allies to fat folks and stop making snap judgements based on what you see. . . when I read my local news and see vile, hateful things said about drug users and people who live outside, I am blown away by how socially acceptable it is to say things like ‘junkie’ and ‘bum’. These people are PEOPLE. Last year, we lost more than 50,000 people to the opiate epidemic- those people come from all backgrounds so how dare you further stigmatize folks struggling with house less ness/addiction as if there aren’t already enough barriers.. . I remember so many times over the years going into holistic healing spaces and being othered- ‘we are so lucky to have you here’ were words that felt like microaggressions, reflecting my difference in appearance, my body type, experiences with mental illness, queerness/gender identity, etc. and I am a white, hetero cis passing, relatively attractive according to mainstream society person. So I think of people who are black/brown, visibly queer/trans, visibly differently abled, fat, sex workers, etc. and how othered they would feel in these narrow white women spaces of healing. . . So healers... light workers... shadow workers... remember to do this work and be inclusive... it is up to us to create a more inclusive world , equity and justice, while healing the collective. . . Just your weekly social justice intersects with healing rant from your second-favorite good witch. . . #healingisrevolutionary #intersectionalfeminism #witchesofinstagram #tarotcommunity #queerherbalism #queerwitch #riseupgoodwitch #tarotreadersofinstagram #rosequartz #intersectionalwitchcraft #selfcareisa

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eyeofcrowherbs

My walk at the Albany Bulb today was fennel heaven! Everywhere so tall as far as you could see, and it smelled amaaaaazing on the trails. I tend to make a lot of random different bitters blends and my favorite ones always have fennel seed. This year I let a wild fennel grow in one of my garden beds hoping to harvest my own seed for bitters! Hot tip: fennel seed + cacao = 😍😛 #herbalism #queerherbalism #wildfennel #bitters #ilovethebay

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acorn_holistic

Custom order of calendula salve for my pal and their sweet wee babe 💛 #calendula #plantmagic #thankyoumarigold #queerherbalism

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catalystcommunityherbals

New moon eclipse harvests with my dear friend Mongach Meisce//Mugwort ⚡️🌑🌿 . . ➡️🌿MUGWORT KNOWLEDGE SHARE: This abundant plant is transforming into tincture, honey, oil, dried for smoke cleansing, steams, baths + smoking mixes ✨ . . 🌿In Éireannach traditions (+ many other plant medicine systems), Mugwort is held in reverence as a powerful medicinal + magical plant. Dried for tea, ritual baths + burnt as cleansing smoke to purify + protect against evil, I put mugwort in my smoke mixes for these same reasons 😉 . . 🌿Mugwort soothes stress, esp when you need to release mental + emotional buildup. Baths + smoke cleansing are my fave methods for this kind of releasing. Overall, Mugwort clears stagnancy + gets things moving energetically + physically. As tea/tincture the bitterness stimulates gastric juices + bile, which can greatly relieve slow digestion, bloating + gas after eating. There are direct links between digestive issues + stress, where each triggers the other; Mugwort helps to address both sides of this. You don’t need much, try starting with a 1/2 cup of tea or 1/2 tsp of tincture about 15 min before +/or after meals. . . 🌿As a blood bringer, Mugwort can stimulate delayed menses for folks who bleed, esp if stagnant liver energy is a root cause (I find this common); other signs that this may be the case are red rashes/acne, digestive troubles, depression, sudden eye issues, hot feeling emotions + anger rising up. I often think about how oppression effects the body in relation to the liver + anger, as I see this connection so often in my practice. Anger is of course a healthy emotion that arises for valid reasons. Mugwort can help clear excess anger so we can have more of our energy freed up to use that anger as a tool for change. . . 🌿Mugwort is a sacred Birthwork plant for many Peoples across Earth. In Éireannach traditions, we know that strong baths + small sips of tea help stimulate labour; Mugwort oil is worked with in abdominal massage to bring labour as well. This herb helps with delivering the Placenta + as an antibacterial herb in sitz baths to close + clean wounds. . . 🌿Sooo much more to say, when the time is right! 😉

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eyeofcrowherbs

I’m so excited that we’re bringing Queer Care LA to Long Beach! Queer Care is a collective that works to uplift local queer plant-based healers and centers QTPOC. Save the date for Sunday August 5th, 1-5pm at Flora y Tierra. More details coming soon, find the invite page if you’re on FB! #herbalism #queerherbalism #queerhealers #queerlongbeach #queerla

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herbslut

#Linden ( #Tilia sp.) is a large tree with heart-shaped leaves and yellow/white flowers, beloved by humans and #pollinators alike. The flowers are a gentle, sweet nervine, that also soothe bellies and lower blood pressure. It's demulcent, so it's a nice addition to teas that need some smoothness. Linden's great for anxiety, sleeplessness, tension, mild depression, lack of focus, nervous or headachey hypertension, and nervousness held in the heart. Flowers can be dried, tinctured, or made into tasty cordials and shrubs (which is what I've got macerating now!) #minimonograph #herbalism #queerherbalism

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catalystcommunityherbals

I'm drenched in sweat + heading to Tkaronto for a day of potion hustling @dufferingrovemarket 🌿 . . . Come visit this sweaty, sensitive homo from 3-7pm to say hi, meet in real life, ask me all yr herby questions + to get yrself some of the freshest plant medicines around! Today I'll have a number of elixirs to soothe stress + to cleanse, tea blends to soothe anxiety + nourish yr nervous system, peppermint cooling sprays to help survive the heat wave, smoking mixes for your enjoyment + a special Mugwort dream Elixir for the witches ✨ . . . I organically grow all my own herbs + hold cultural connection to the plant medicines I work with. All remedies are sliding-scale + are at the lowest rates I can manage. As a small gesture of respect for the Original Peoples of Turtle Island, I offer at-cost pricing for self ID'ing Indigenous folks (self ID'ing means that if you self identify as Indigenous you are welcome to access my at-cost pricing. I won't be asking you to prove anything to me!) 💗 . . . Things are super intense all around + we're witnessing the colonial governments ramping up their evil ways. It's scary but I have hope in the People tho. I'm sending so much love + strength to everyone out there fighting the good fight. I see you. I'm with you. Sláinte mhaith! ⚡️ . . . . . . . #communityherbalism #plantwitch #traditionalmedicine #queerherbalism #homogrown #communitycare #fuckcolonialism #noborders

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hollyhockherbal

Storing dried nettles for winter #queerherbalism #magicmedicine #urticadioica

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countryqueers

I think I first became interested in growing herbs because @kaikrupa is an amazing, intuitive, creative chef, and I loved (and still love!) the idea of being able to grow things for them to utilize in the kitchen. Also, my parents are hippies and I would often get “herb drops” as a remedy to a cold or other ailments as a first response. It’s only been in the last several years that I’ve really come to find a passion for growing herbs of all sorts - culinary & medicinal, and am slowly learning how to use them. There are a couple fantastic queer herbalists I follow on IG - @catalystcommunityherbals & @ergifarmsandapothecary that have been very inspiring. And I also recently started participating in an intuitive plant medicine course offered by @onewillow_apothecaries, who btw is a great ally who openly encourages conversations about cultural appropriation and is aware of pronouns within the lgbtqai+ community. 🌻🌱✨ Last December the Thomas Fire broke out right across the valley from us (California’s largest recorded wildfire), and we watched it creep across the mountains every day and night, feeling utterly helpless. I was worried about some family and friends who were in the thick of it getting smoke damage to their lungs, had read about horehound being really beneficial to lung health, so I decided to make a tea for them, since we have horehound growing wild. I consulted on the mix with @catalystcommunityherbals , and quickly dried the appropriate herbs in the hot dry winds that were fueling the fire. It was the first time I felt like I could do something helpful/useful in those overwhelmingly stressful days/weeks. 😔🌿🍵. The last pic is the resulting tea recipe. I’ll give descriptions of the other pics in comments. Thanks for reading another long post. This is @kingandkingranch , posting for #countryqueers. #queerherbalist #queerswhofarm #nonbinaryfarmers #queerherbalism #intuitiveplantmedicine2018 #queerwitch #gardenwitch

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acorn_holistic

Perfect day to see my first "little clock" this year. One of my most beloved plant allies, she is always able to brighten up the cloudiest of days. #calendula #queerherbalism #thetipsofherpetalsthough

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eyeofcrowherbs

Happy solstice y’all (and a class announcement!). Let’s welcome in some serious changes with this new cycle... please... Lordess knows we need them on so many levels. On a personal level, I’m welcoming in a little more teaching into my herbal life. This image is from a sweet workshop I led today at @johnmastersorganics (who were lovely to work with, thank you!). I’m also psyched to say I will be returning to the @cshs.herbschool later this year to teach Gender 101 for Practitioners/Trans Health to their year 2 students, and I will also be co-teaching a Trans Competency for Practitioners class at the Portland Plant Medicine Gathering in the fall with @omgwhatevsss. I hope to see some of you there irl! ☀️🧡💥 #herbalism #queerherbalism #herbclass

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catalystcommunityherbals

Solstice flowers for heavy hearts 🌼Colonial powers tearing families apart is not new. White supremacist governments attacking Indigenous, Black + Brown families is not new. Let us be clear: This is a centuries old, methodically planned nightmare that will continue to wreak havoc + violence until it is outright destroyed ⚡️ . . . Chamomile is a powerful medicinal plant who grows on many lands across our earth. On this sacred day of Solstice I'm thinking not only of my ancestral connections to these small beauties but also reflecting on how Chamomile/Manzanilla grows in the borderlands separating Mexico + the USA; on occupied Indigenous territory that is currently in the hearts + minds of many. I'm reflecting on past times I've spent in those borderlands, seeing Chamomile/Manzanilla growing wild. I'm reflecting on what friends have told me about this plant offering soothing medicine to their relatives while on long migrational journeys, seeking freedom 🌼✨ . . . Fellow white settlers: As we have learned from BIPOC communities, it is our responsibility to research the history of the lands we occupy so we can have a clearer picture of the current context. It is our responsibility to be damn sure we are talking to our people about this. It's our responsibility to share our resources, to lift up + support those who's oppression we benefit from. If you're not sharing money + resources already, now is an excellent time to start! . . . On this bright Solstice day, my wish for us all is that the hope + strength in our hearts be nourished, illuminated + fortified. Sláinte mhaith! 🌼✨

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beybotany

Foraging with fellow SWANAs* was a purely blissful highlight to last weeks SWANA creators network gathering at the #amc2018 in #detroit 💚 so much shared plant loving! @visionsoftransition @thelebanesemafia @moniemile @plant_werks 🌱 . *SWANA (South West Asia and North Africa) is used as a rejection of the colonial term commonly known as the Middle East.

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acorn_holistic

Post night of dancing = replenishing with a sweet sun-tea #queerherbalism

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hollyhockherbal

Nettles drying in the sun today #queerherbalism

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riseupgoodwitch

Today I am finishing up the #newmooningemini monthly ezine, and the exploration of Angelica & wild carrot , and their scary buddies hemlock & cow parsnip (thanks for the discussion a few posts back!) . . We have some exciting moon cycles coming up & I believe big dreaming and collective action are close at hand. . . Patrons of $5 or more receive an ezine on each new moon, and are helping a good magic witch make podcasts, write, and self sustain between establishing a donation based herbal clinic in a harm reduction center, be a working class accessible tarot reader, & make garden grown & sustainably wildcrafted medicine. . . 🌟🌟🌟 glowing good witch over here. . . #witchesofinstagram #plantallies #queerwitch #herbalmagic #intuitiveherbalism #herbalallies #zine #ezine #greenwitch #gardenwitch #herbalistsofinstagram #queerherbalism

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puddlewitchapothecary

Happy Pride! 🌈 If you’ve seen Puddlewitch at markets, you know I get a ton of support from my amazing partner, Aro. This little business is powered by queers and we channeled our best Power Lesbian vibes into these colourful hives, soon to be full of bees! I have complicated feelings about pride celebrations, but I’m always here for queer and trans folks, especially two spirit people and queer and trans people of colour who are doing amazing work and making things better for our whole community. Here’s to trans and queer liberation for all! #pride #pridewinnipeg #introvertqueer #lesbianhomebody #beekeeping #gayhives #queerherbalism

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hollyhockherbal

Magic is everywhere. We don’t need books or even ancestors to learn from. It’s in our DNA. We just have to remember. Last night I experienced some heartbreak. I’m grieving and I will be ok. This morning I woke up and a friend sent me a message saying she dreamt I was upset, someone wasn’t acknowledging our connection. These things are not coincidence. They are magic. I’m drinking a cup of motherwort tea for support and sitting with the birds in the morning sun. This beautiful marsh marigold is magic too. It’s edible and medicinal but can be very irritating. It must be cooked well. It’s reminding me this morning that everything requires labour and everything is magic if we have the patience and time and find it. What magic have you experienced recently? #plantmagic #queerherbalism #magicDNA #plantallies #motherwortheart #magiceverywhere

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theunicornprince

#Repost @welldeepremedies with @get_repost ・・・ The FINAL class in the Herbal Support for Feminized Labor series is Glamour & Creative Practice. THIS Saturday 5/26 from 7-9:30PM. Get a ticket by calling The Raven’s Wing at 510.444.9355 or visit the shop in person. DIY home spa techniques, floral honey infusions, craft, creative block support, and more! $30-70 per ticket with a limited number of full scholarships for BIPOC/trans/disabled/working class femmes. Beautiful art by @beekeeperbabe! #glamour #creativepractice #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #femmelabor #queerherbalism #plantmedicine #oakland #workshop #welldeepremedies

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welldeepremedies

Still trying to sell tickets for the final class in the Herbal Support for Feminized Labor series: Glamour and Creative Practice! Please boost if you want to make sure I can offer all the scholarship positions that have been requested. Donations accepted as well. If you can’t buy your ticket in advance, making a pledge on the sliding scale of $30-70 per ticket also helps me understand how many scholarships I can offer. Please join me in this anti-capitalist experiment towards celebrating plants, beauty, and creative labor! DM for more info or refer to my previous posts. Art by @indg0. #glamour #creativepractice #queerherbalism #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #plantmedicine #holisticbeauty #creativity #welldeepremedies

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theravenswingmagicalco

Awesome herbal class this weekend!!! Herbal Support for Glamour and Creative Practice with @welldeepremedies this Saturday evening from 7:00-9:30PM (come early if you registered but haven’t purchased your ticket yet). In order to create the number of scholarship positions that have been requested, others must buy tickets higher on the scale IN ADVANCE (AKA call us at now at 510.444.9355!). Please let people with more financial access know about this opportunity to both learn about plant medicine and support multiply marginalized people in experiencing the class. Art by @caitlinrosesweet #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #glamour #creativepractice #queerherbalism #plants #femmelabor #welldeepremedies

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melinda_fb

#RepostSave @riseupgoodwitch with @repostsaveapp ・・・ #transformationtuesday reminders- because I have been regularly & constantly feeling frustrated with some aspects of my healing community and I am working to turn years of frustration and anger into social justice work. When I hear about a fat friend going to a holistic health drop in, being given a pamphlet on healthy eating basics and sent on her way, I know people in the holistic community are failing to see fat people as people. I know there have been moments like this for me as a chubby person so I’m calling for thin folx to be allies to fat folks and stop making snap judgements based on what you see. . . when I read my local news and see vile, hateful things said about drug users and people who live outside, I am blown away by how socially acceptable it is to say things like ‘junkie’ and ‘bum’. These people are PEOPLE. Last year, we lost more than 50,000 people to the opiate epidemic- those people come from all backgrounds so how dare you further stigmatize folks struggling with house less ness/addiction as if there aren’t already enough barriers.. . I remember so many times over the years going into holistic healing spaces and being othered- ‘we are so lucky to have you here’ were words that felt like microaggressions, reflecting my difference in appearance, my body type, experiences with mental illness, queerness/gender identity, etc. and I am a white, hetero cis passing, relatively attractive according to mainstream society person. So I think of people who are black/brown, visibly queer/trans, visibly differently abled, fat, sex workers, etc. and how othered they would feel in these narrow white women spaces of healing. . . So healers... light workers... shadow workers... remember to do this work and be inclusive... it is up to us to create a more inclusive world , equity and justice, while healing the collective. . . Just your weekly social justice intersects with healing rant from your second-favorite good witch. . . #healingisrevolutionary #intersectionalfeminism #witchesofinstagram #tarotcommunity #queerherbalism #queerwitch #riseupgoodwitch #tarotreadersofinstagram #rosequartz #intersectionalwi

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jennafoxsays

This truth.💞 #Repost @riseupgoodwitch (@get_repost) ・・・ #transformationtuesday reminders- because I have been regularly & constantly feeling frustrated with some aspects of my healing community and I am working to turn years of frustration and anger into social justice work. When I hear about a fat friend going to a holistic health drop in, being given a pamphlet on healthy eating basics and sent on her way, I know people in the holistic community are failing to see fat people as people. I know there have been moments like this for me as a chubby person so I’m calling for thin folx to be allies to fat folks and stop making snap judgements based on what you see. . when I read my local news and see vile, hateful things said about drug users and people who live outside, I am blown away by how socially acceptable it is to say things like ‘junkie’ and ‘bum’. These people are PEOPLE. Last year, we lost more than 50,000 people to the opiate epidemic- those people come from all backgrounds so how dare you further stigmatize folks struggling with house less ness/addiction as if there aren’t already enough barriers.. . I remember so many times over the years going into holistic healing spaces and being othered- ‘we are so lucky to have you here’ were words that felt like microaggressions, reflecting my difference in appearance, my body type, experiences with mental illness, queerness/gender identity, etc. and I am a white, hetero cis passing, relatively attractive according to mainstream society person. So I think of people who are black/brown, visibly queer/trans, visibly differently abled, fat, sex workers, etc. and how othered they would feel in these narrow white women spaces of healing. . . So healers... light workers... shadow workers... remember to do this work and be inclusive... it is up to us to create a more inclusive world , equity and justice, while healing the collective. . Just your weekly social justice intersects with healing rant from your second-favorite good witch. . #healingisrevolutionary #intersectionalfeminism #witchesofinstagram #tarotcommunity #queerherbalism #queerwitch #riseupgoodwitch #tarotreadersofinstagram #intersectionalwitchcraft

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tealpansyjewelry

Really appreciating this post from @riseupgoodwitch - especially as someone who works in healthcare and sees this stuff all too often, and also as someone who has experienced body policing and transphobia from doctors as well - we can do better / we deserve better. . ・・・ . #transformationtuesday reminders- because I have been regularly & constantly feeling frustrated with some aspects of my healing community and I am working to turn years of frustration and anger into social justice work. When I hear about a fat friend going to a holistic health drop in, being given a pamphlet on healthy eating basics and sent on her way, I know people in the holistic community are failing to see fat people as people. I know there have been moments like this for me as a chubby person so I’m calling for thin folx to be allies to fat folks and stop making snap judgements based on what you see. . . when I read my local news and see vile, hateful things said about drug users and people who live outside, I am blown away by how socially acceptable it is to say things like ‘junkie’ and ‘bum’. These people are PEOPLE. Last year, we lost more than 50,000 people to the opiate epidemic- those people come from all backgrounds so how dare you further stigmatize folks struggling with house less ness/addiction as if there aren’t already enough barriers.. . I remember so many times over the years going into holistic healing spaces and being othered- ‘we are so lucky to have you here’ were words that felt like microaggressions, reflecting my difference in appearance, my body type, experiences with mental illness, queerness/gender identity, etc. and I am a white, hetero cis passing, relatively attractive according to mainstream society person. So I think of people who are black/brown, visibly queer/trans, visibly differently abled, fat, sex workers, etc. and how othered they would feel in these narrow white women spaces of healing. . . So healers... light workers... shadow workers... remember to do this work and be inclusive... it is up to us to create a more inclusive world , equity and justice, while healing the collective.

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bodywitchery

#Repost @riseupgoodwitch ・・・ #transformationtuesday reminders- because I have been regularly & constantly feeling frustrated with some aspects of my healing community and I am working to turn years of frustration and anger into social justice work. When I hear about a fat friend going to a holistic health drop in, being given a pamphlet on healthy eating basics and sent on her way, I know people in the holistic community are failing to see fat people as people. I know there have been moments like this for me as a chubby person so I’m calling for thin folx to be allies to fat folks and stop making snap judgements based on what you see. . . when I read my local news and see vile, hateful things said about drug users and people who live outside, I am blown away by how socially acceptable it is to say things like ‘junkie’ and ‘bum’. These people are PEOPLE. Last year, we lost more than 50,000 people to the opiate epidemic- those people come from all backgrounds so how dare you further stigmatize folks struggling with house less ness/addiction as if there aren’t already enough barriers.. . I remember so many times over the years going into holistic healing spaces and being othered- ‘we are so lucky to have you here’ were words that felt like microaggressions, reflecting my difference in appearance, my body type, experiences with mental illness, queerness/gender identity, etc. and I am a white, hetero cis passing, relatively attractive according to mainstream society person. So I think of people who are black/brown, visibly queer/trans, visibly differently abled, fat, sex workers, etc. and how othered they would feel in these narrow white women spaces of healing. . . So healers... light workers... shadow workers... remember to do this work and be inclusive... it is up to us to create a more inclusive world , equity and justice, while healing the collective. . . Just your weekly social justice intersects with healing rant from your second-favorite good witch. . . #healingisrevolutionary #intersectionalfeminism #witchesofinstagram #tarotcommunity #queerherbalism #queerwitch #riseupgoodwitch #tarotreadersofinstagram #rosequartz #intersectionalwitchcraft

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riseupgoodwitch

#transformationtuesday reminders- because I have been regularly & constantly feeling frustrated with some aspects of my healing community and I am working to turn years of frustration and anger into social justice work. When I hear about a fat friend going to a holistic health drop in, being given a pamphlet on healthy eating basics and sent on her way, I know people in the holistic community are failing to see fat people as people. I know there have been moments like this for me as a chubby person so I’m calling for thin folx to be allies to fat folks and stop making snap judgements based on what you see. . . when I read my local news and see vile, hateful things said about drug users and people who live outside, I am blown away by how socially acceptable it is to say things like ‘junkie’ and ‘bum’. These people are PEOPLE. Last year, we lost more than 50,000 people to the opiate epidemic- those people come from all backgrounds so how dare you further stigmatize folks struggling with house less ness/addiction as if there aren’t already enough barriers.. . I remember so many times over the years going into holistic healing spaces and being othered- ‘we are so lucky to have you here’ were words that felt like microaggressions, reflecting my difference in appearance, my body type, experiences with mental illness, queerness/gender identity, etc. and I am a white, hetero cis passing, relatively attractive according to mainstream society person. So I think of people who are black/brown, visibly queer/trans, visibly differently abled, fat, sex workers, etc. and how othered they would feel in these narrow white women spaces of healing. . . So healers... light workers... shadow workers... remember to do this work and be inclusive... it is up to us to create a more inclusive world , equity and justice, while healing the collective. . . Just your weekly social justice intersects with healing rant from your second-favorite good witch. . . #healingisrevolutionary #intersectionalfeminism #witchesofinstagram #tarotcommunity #queerherbalism #queerwitch #riseupgoodwitch #tarotreadersofinstagram #rosequartz #intersectionalwitchcraft #selfcareisarevolutionaryact #intersectional

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catalystcommunityherbals

🌿TKARONTO FOLKS: Me, my gay earring + this bushel of Mugwort will be vending at @dufferingrovemarket this Thursday! I'll have freshly harvested potions, elixirs, salves + teas for your vitality + enjoyment . . . 🌿Come visit me from 3-7pm + sip some homogrown iced tea, ask me all the herby questions + get yrself some of the freshest spring medicines while they last! . . . 🌿As always, all remedies are organically/traditionally grown by yours truly, all prices are sliding scale + I have at-cost pricing available for (self ID'ing) Indigenous folks . . . 🌿Hope to see ya then! 😘 . . . . . . . . #plantwitch #communityherbalism #traditionalmedicine #queerherbalism #homogrown #queercare #tkaronto #dufferingrovefarmersmarket

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welldeepremedies

Herbal Support for Glamour and Creative Practice this Saturday evening at @theravenswingmagicalco. In order to create the scholarship positions that have been requested, others must buy tickets higher on the scale in advance. Please let people with more financial access know about this opportunity to both learn about plant medicine and support multiply marginalized people in experiencing the class. Soothing art by @yumisakugawa. #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #glamour #creativepractice #queerherbalism #plants #femmelabor #welldeepremedies

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theravenswingmagicalco

The final class in the Herbal Support for Feminized Labor series is Glamour & Creative Practice. Next Saturday 5/26 from 7-9:30PM. Get a ticket by calling The Raven’s Wing at 510.444.9355 or visit the shop in person. DIY home spa techniques, floral honey infusions, craft, creative block support, and more! $30-70 per ticket with a limited number of full scholarships for BIPOC/trans/disabled/working class femmes. #glamour #creativepractice #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #femmelabor #queerherbalism #plantmedicine #oakland #workshop #welldeepremedies

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welldeepremedies

The FINAL class in the Herbal Support for Feminized Labor series is Glamour & Creative Practice. Next Saturday 5/26 from 7-9:30PM. Get a ticket by calling The Raven’s Wing at 510.444.9355 or visit the shop in person. DIY home spa techniques, floral honey infusions, craft, creative block support, and more! $30-70 per ticket with a limited number of full scholarships for BIPOC/trans/disabled/working class femmes. Beautiful art by @beekeeperbabe! #glamour #creativepractice #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #femmelabor #queerherbalism #plantmedicine #oakland #workshop #welldeepremedies

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catalystcommunityherbals

✨🌿Nettle medicine 🌿✨ These fierce plants are some of the first to show up in my gardens in early spring. While most plants are just waking up or still sleeping, Nettle braves the cold + bursts forth at rapid speed. It can be hard to think of a plant as moving fast, but if you consider that they usually reach maturity + reproduce in 1-2 years, I'd say they move much faster than we do as humans. It's all about perspective 🌿 . . Nettle is part of many medicine traditions as it's native to multiple continents. In Irish, Nettle is know as Neantóg + has long been utilized as medicine, relied on as sustenance food + woven into durable clothing. Those badass waterproof capes that the Éireannach//Irish people wore/wear? They're traditionally made of tiny Nettle fibres, gathered + spun by hand in an extremely time consuming labour of love 🌿 . . In Irish tradition we know Nettle as a nourishing, restorative + cleansing medicine when taken as tea or eaten as food. It's taken throughout the spring to "cleanse the blood" which speaks to its virtues of nourishing + strengthening the function of the urinary system, kidneys + liver, organs which support the body's natural self-cleansing process 🌿 . . Nettle is a classic remedy for rheumatoid + osteo arthritis, bcuz with regular use it helps the body to clear out acids that become stuck within the joints, acids which eventually erode bones + connective tissue. Nettle is infamously used as an external remedy to reduce pain + swelling of arthritic joints; to do so, the fresh plant is rubbed (or smacked!) on sore areas which at first causes stinging + redness but soon leads to reduced inflammation + a dramatic reduction in pain that can last up to a week! 🌿 . . Nettle is nutrient dense, high in vitamins A, C + K, high in iron, calcium + protein. Nettle was one of the wild foods that helped folks survive during the great famine, when British colonizers + their military starved out the Irish people causing over a million to die. That's a post for another day, but feels important to honour this plant by mentioning 🌿 . . Today I'm harvesting Nettle to make medicine for my next Herbshare csa. Link in bio if ya wanna join!🌿😘

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catalystcommunityherbals

✨ Dandelion medicine ✨ I've been unearthing dandelion roots + making dandelion medicine for the past cpl weeks since the soil thawed. Root harvesting is a labour of love; Deep, meticulous digging is required to not break the long tap roots, care + attention is needed to help earthworms safely untangle from roots + multiple, thorough washes are needed to prepare the roots for medicine making. I like to think that the medicine of roots works similarly in our bodies, slowly + thoroughly working their magic . . . Dandies grow around the world + as such are part of many medicine traditions. In Gaeilge they're known as Caisearbhán + have long been regarded as a sacred plant of Brigit, as well as a powerfully cleansing medicine. All parts of the plant are usedin traditional Irish medicine, roots + leaves + flowers + sap. Dandies have long been a food source, being eaten especially in the spring + fall when root medicine is at its most potent . . . In my herbalism practice I work with dandy leaf as a nourishing, mineral rich tea to support the overall function of kidneys + urinary systems. I regularly utilize dandy root medicine to support the function of the liver, which is especially important for folks who regularly take pharmaceutical meds. I also work with dandy roots to nourish + energetically cool down all sorts of liver based conditions. Very generally, liver heat/stagnant liver energy can present symptoms like acne, psoriasis, eczema, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, extreme PMS, late/painful bleeding times, explosive anger, to name a few! I consistently see dandy medicine reducing folk's symptoms + with regular use I see symptoms disappear completely . . . A less common way to work with dandy root medicine is to help release deeply rooted trauma that is showing up as intense anger. I've seen some amazing transitions happen with clients in this regard. I first discovered this as a homeless youth, being drawn to eat dandies I saw growing around me + noticing they were helping me release some of my rage. Anger is of course a healthy reaction, but it can start to harm us if stagnant. If this resonates with you, try some dandy roots + see how it feels 🌱✨

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hollyhockherbal

I’m sick for the second time this month. Being busy and feeling there isn’t enough time for it all has me stressed and has weakened my immune system. So I bought myself some thyme (ha!). I’m drinking strong thyme tea and made myself some thyme honey. Did you know thyme is one of the broadest spectrum herbs for viruses and bacteria? #thymemagic #herbalwisdom #queerherbalism #hollyhockherbal.com

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seedandcerasee

~this lil anxiety easer is perfect for hard, but necessary, conversations. 🖤 a blend of mint, passion flower, lemon balm and rose can help with releasing heart trauma while feeling held thru it, relieving anxiety, supporting thru withdrawal, calming and helping to keep you from returning to old patterns and habits by moving you thru (not around or over) the hard shit. excited to share this with community tonight. 🍵 #QueerMedicine #ReclaimingTeaTime #TeaFiErryting #ConjureCommunity #ConjureCare #QueerHerbalism

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welldeepremedies

Grief work can be overwhelming, painful, messy, terrifying, and exhausting...and I believe it can also open us to some of the most powerful experiences of our humanity and connection with all of life. One of my favorite yiddish proverbs translates to, “only that which is broken-hearted is whole.” Please join me this Saturday to go into herbal support for our heart, digestion, lungs, spirit, and nervous system as we navigate our many distinct experiences of loss. Get a ticket by DMing me or calling @theravenswingmagicalco at 510.444.9355. Image is a collection of Ana Mendieta’s Siluetas. I wish Ana Mendieta was still alive. #grief #loss #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #femmelabor #queerherbalism #heartbreak #crying #publicgrief #mourning #grieving #iwishanamendietawasstillalive #carlandrekilledanamendieta #collectivegrief #ancestralgrief #breakups #deathphobia #resilience #cycles #nowaveperformancetaskforce #welldeepremedies

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welldeepremedies

Next Saturday 5/5 from 7-9:30PM. Get a ticket by calling The Raven’s Wing at 510.444.9355 or visit the shop in person. Learn about ways to integrate plant medicine into the sacred work of grief. Bring a notebook and some courage. #grief #heartbreak #ancestralmedicine #queerherbalism #loss #mourning #bereavement #nonlinearhealing #welldeepremedies #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor

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welldeepremedies

Happy full moon in Scorpio! If you’re in swimming in the depths, you might consider Herbal Support for Heartbreak and Grief, a workshop this upcoming Saturday at @theravenswingmagicalco from 7-9:30pm. There is currently one full scholarship for a BIPOC/trans/disabled/working class femme still available and tickets are otherwise $30-70 per person. Paying higher on the scale *in advance* creates more scholarship opportunities! Register by calling The Raven’s Wing at 510.444.9355 or DM for more info or to request the scholarship. Collage by @welldeepremedies. #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #heartbreak #grief #loss #plantmedicine #queerherbalism #oakland #medicinemaking #workshop #welldeepremedies

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eyeofcrowherbs

You can now find not one but *two!* Blue Otter alum queer femme herbalists behind the counter at @fiveflavorsherbs! I’m so excited to be working with my dear friend Brunem @glampa666 of @welldeepremedies! 💥 Come say hi on Friday afternoons! #herbalism #queerherbalism #plantmedicine #herbalformulas #hellyeahqueerfemmes

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welldeepremedies

That new moon giveaway with @narrowbridgecandles was so satisfying. I’m putting together another gift to bring to my Plant Magic & BDSM class this Saturday. Whoever sits in a specific-but-until-then-mystery-chair will receive the gift! 🎁🌿🌟🍑 #assdivination #buttintuition #herbalgifts #plantmedicine #surprise #taurusseason #presents #queerherbalism #welldeepremedies

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eyeofcrowherbs

My friend Brunem of @welldeepremedies does the coolest classes! This Saturday they’re teaching a Plant Magic & BDSM class at the @theravenswingmagicalco in Oakland, 7 - 9:30. Tickets are $30 - $70; paying at the higher end helps pay for scholarships. Get it! #herbalism #queerherbalism #bdsm #plantmagic #herbclass

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welldeepremedies

Please spread the word to people who can afford $30-70 per ticket because then I can afford to offer more scholarship positions. DM for more info. ⛓🌿💖⛓ #plantmagic #bdsm #kink #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #oakland #workshop #queerherbalism #herbalfirstaid #plantmedicine #perversity #switchskills

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mettleandloam

Things I want to talk about ▫️ magic is unfurling everywhere all the time, not only in pristine wilderness and perfectly framed scenes ▫️ this is an ugly strip mall parking lot in the strip-malliest-stretch of town / and one of my favorite places to do grocery shopping because I get to visit these hawthorns: fierce protectors ⚔️ and sweet nurture for tender hearts ♥️ all bound together in this, one of my favorite of all plant friends ▫️▫️▫️ m a g i c i s a l l a r o u n d y o u ▫️▫️▫️ . . . . . #mettleandloam #plantresilienceftw #thornymagic #queerapothecary #queerherbalism #heartprotector #magicunfurling

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