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rootandboneherbals

Many thanks for your support in 2018 🎉💜 it's a genuine pleasure to be able to bring a lot of affordable and potent medicine into the world and put in the hands of many people! One of the ways i do that is by donating remedies as perks for fundraising initiatives supporting queer and BIPOC liberation. Offering medicine for fundraising has evolved into a significant part of my herbalism and that feels really right! Thank you to those who have help support those initiatives. Another way I try to practice resource redistribution is by donating 10% of what I make over the holiday market season (which, for most DIY/small biz/maker types is the bulk of our yearly income) to an indigenous land project. This year I was able to make a sizable donation to the Unisto'ten camp on unceded Wetsuweten territories (see my last post or the #unistoten tag for more info). I mention all this for transparency, and because there are no easy formulas for practicing solidarity and accountability on stolen land and I welcome dialogue about how we move forward with integrity and love 💪 I also and especially welcome collaborators and accomplices for projects in 2019 so hit me up if you want to dream and scheme xo #valerian #herbgrower #herbalism #communityherbalism #plantmedicine #herbalmedicine #medicinegarden #herbgarden #queerherbalism

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liminal.spaces.shop

This is my first Echinacea tincture! When I harvested this Echinacea, the instructions I followed suggested biting the root to make sure it's strong enough to tincture. . . So I bit a little piece, and not much happened, and I had all the classic feelings of "I've never done this before and maybe I'm doing it wrong," ... But I then chewed on a bigger piece to try again, and... My mouth went kind of weird and fuzzy and numb! Part of me was like "oh shit how long does this last?" (Not long, btw) but mostly I was just excited... Kind of like when you're meeting a good friend somewhere and you see them arrive. . . The tincture doesn't make your mouth go numb, exactly, but if you put a drop on your tongue it does have an interesting kind of spiciness / tingliness that's hard to describe. Maybe I'd compare it to cloves? Does anyone who has a relationship with Echinacea have a different way of describing it? . . #immunesupport #antiviral #antibacterial #antifungal #nativeperennial #coneflower #echinacea #herbalism #Herbalmedicine #queerherbalism #nonbinaryherbalism

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liminal.spaces.shop

Whoops, I set another intention for 2019... Studying the heck out of one herb each month. And writing about that herb. And sharing that info! . . It felt great to move all my herb books over to my desk and line them up for my research... Not all of these books will be amazing sources, some have just come to me by chance, but some are excellent sources and I'm really excited to dig into them, get to know the good ones, and move along the ones that I don't need. . . This month I'm getting to know Echinacea! I grow my own Echinacea, and I tinctured it for the first time this fall (it takes years until the root is ready!), and the tincture is now ready to be strained and bottled. So, this seems like a great month to get to know it. If you're curious about Echinacea, stay tuned! . . #localmedicine #perennials #Echinacea #Herbalmedicine #herbalism #pollinatorsupport. #purpleconeflower #tinctures #queerherbalism #nonbinaryherbalism #inclusiveherbalism

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welldeepremedies

Sending new moon greetings out to all the other disabled plant lovers. Check out my story for a midwinter special offer on receiving an herbal consult at lower rates than usual and from the comfort of your own home. The dark moon is a beneficial time to go into the depths and plant seeds. How can I support you in your intentions for transformation and wellness? 🌑 Art by @robineisenberg. #newmoon #onlineconsultation #plantmedicine #queerherbalism #disabledfemmelabor #welldeepremedies

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whatailsyoutraveler

A whole bunch of goodies from @fosterfarmbotanicals arrived on my doorstep today! Super excited to take my first step into medicine making~ Oh yeah & my familiar seems pretty keen on the fact that he got a new box with LOTS of interesting smells!! 😹💖🌿 ▪ I'll be posting a few more pics, as well as an actual list of the herbs I ordered (along with a little bit about my intentions behind medicine making) on my Patreon! The post will be available to all pledge levels, starting at $1. If you're interested in joining my private community, which affords me the opportunity to invest in things like this, you can find the link to do so in my bio! Thank you for reading, Traveler~ ▪ ▪ ▪ #herbalism #queerherbalism #transherbalist #nonbinaryherbalist #queerwitch #transwitch #nonbinarywitch #queercreators #queerpatreon #witchesfamiliar #blackcatsofinstagram

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latt_jo

New Years Day tea: calendula, lemonbalm, applemint, coriander, orange peel. #calendulaofficinalis #melissaofficinalis #menthasuaveolens

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msteabotanica

Softening Into Liminality ✨🕸✨ Bye 2018, whatever that means. The 12-month calendar is a mechanized, artificial way of measuring time, disconnected from nature and the cosmos — and so become our selves and our society. I hope whatever this season means to you in your bioregion that you will find ways to observe time that make you feel whole. . Many pre-modern cultures observe a lunar calendar — it takes the moon 28 days to orbit the earth, which happens 13 times a year (not 12) in a harmonic and galactic cycle. The 13-month lunar cycle moves in accordance with our own biology and physiology, as well as allowing more accurate tracking of seasonal changes and movements of life on the land. . Working with plants and the nonhuman world is my most grounding practice, one that offers deep connection and a continually shifting sense of belonging. As a gender liminal creature, so much of my inner work has been about softening into the space between worlds. Recognizing seasonal rhythms, patterns and flows. Rejecting the idea of marching in a straight line toward prescribed notions of growth, success and progress. . The Hebrew year is 5779. The Buddhist year is 2562. The Islamic year is 1440. Time is relative and it doesn’t move in a straight line. Let us resist the illusion of linear time that privileges human history. Let us remember the more-than-human world of trees, moss, deer, fungi, winged ones, mountains, marine life, the bacteria that make up our own cells. Let us name our true origins and honor them thusly. . Pictures taken in early summer on Karuk land, an area of the Siskiyou mountains that was hit hard with fires soon after. Humbled by the awesome presence of these ancient beings who have burned and resurged longer than we can imagine and the wisdom they hold, if only we choose to listen. . #happynewqueer #genderliminal #queeringtime #thelongnow #deeptime #queerherbalism #trees #midwinter #liminality #thirteenmoons #queerwitch

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_.dannybee._

I love that a medical western herbalism textbook includes “intuition” as part of the process for formulating. Yes it probably shouldn’t be #5 and there are lots of other things lacking I’m sure...but I’m glad it’s in there... The magic of plants 💜 🌱 💜 #magiciscience #magicisgreaterthanscience #queerherbalism #plantmagic

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catalystcommunityherbals

I'm a week late but HUGE thanks to all who came thru + acquired medicines from me last wknd @pinkmarketto 🌿 Despite struggling with chronic pain + wildly shifting abilities, I dispersed a cpl hundred homogrown plant remedies into the hands of so many badass 2SLGBTQ folks!! I was able to get paid for my labour, hook a lot of folks up with at-cost pricing, do some rly cool trades, mostly everyone respected how my sliding scale operates + I sold out of almost everything I made! ✨ . . . 🌿The biggest takeaway for me tho was how many folks approached me to extend their thanks for the work I'm doing + for the medicines I offer. I'm seriously so humbled by all the respect, affirming words + gifts of appreciation that folks shared with me, my heart is so full! Overall it just feels amazing to be supported by community + to know that my creations/prayers/the plant magic continues to ripple outwards in positive ways so THANKS BABES I'm truly so grateful ✨ . . . 🌿Go raibh míle maith agat // A thousand blessings of goodness to my love Aliza @alizalive for always extending generous heapings of care + support to me while I busy myself with medicine making work ✨Thanks to Kim @the.foragersclub for being the best person ever to table with over the wknd (also omg check out their amazing plant art waaaah!) ✨Thanks to my dear pal Brescia @drawing.with.knives.shadows for snapping this pic of my classic potion hustling pose bahahaha! 😘

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msteabotanica

ANGELICA :: A study in the balanced nature of duality. Their radiant flowering umbels reach up and out to the sky while a large aromatic taproot penetrates deeply into the earth. Joined in the center by a hollow stem — a Mercurial bridge between the above and below — a slow, steady breath connecting inner and outer worlds. A living vessel transmuting the whirling winds of Gemini into grounding Virgoan earth energy. A highly complex, warming circulatory stimulant remedy with bitter, hepatic, carminative, expectorant, emmenagogue and blood building actions. In awe of these nonhuman messengers who grace us with their multidimensional medicine. . . #angelica #archangelica #herbalism #rootwork #medicalastrology #botany #duality #morphology #doctrineofsignatures #hepatic #aromaticbitters #carminative #expectorant #emmenagogue #venus #mercury #virgo #gemini #queerherbalism #plantmagic #seasonalwellness #folkherbalism

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bluejaguarlove

Last night was so sweet! Our Queer Care collective was invited to participate in a makers market as a part of the Re/orienting the Imaginaries art show that is on exhibit at SOMArts in SF thru Jan. The show brings together artists of color who are disrupting power and colonial representations to reclaim and create new narratives. It was such an amazingly curated show — and so sweet to be a part of it! I love the Queer Care collective magic : @shootingstarbotanicals @threeleggedcrowhealing @plants.as.allies @narrowbridgecandles @aguadulcehealing @msmauve #queercare #queerhealer #queerherbalism #reclaimingsystemsofproduction #wehealtogether #handmade #herbaltinctures #birdwisdom #painsalve #soycandles #magic

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catalystcommunityherbals

🌿So thrilled to be serving my homogrown plant magic all wknd @pinkmarketto ✨ I'll have lots of freshly made medicines available to peruse, sample + acquire for you + yr fam, yr besties, yr sweeties, yr crushes, yr poly triads + etc 😉 . . . 🌿On the menu this wknd: . •Elixirs to stimulate + strengthen the immune system, to relieve insomnia + lull you into a deep restful slumber, to tend to heartbreak + offer support while grieving/moving through trauma, to noticeably soothe stress + replenish a burnt out nervous system . •Essences to protect your energy + fortify boundaries, to help you ritually release that which no longer serves you, to invoke vivid + insightful dreams, to protect + support your intentions during divination work . •Pain + inflammation easing salves to soothe chronic pains + heal newer injuries, to reduce scar tissue + help the body to regain sensation + regrow nerve tissues after surgery/injury . •Smoking mixes to enjoy on their own or mix with tobacco/cannabis, cured with rose water + honey for your pleasure . •A WHOLE LOT OF GAY . . . 🌿As always, I grow all of the plants I work with + my creations are rooted in Irish plant medicine traditions. All medicines are available at wide sliding scale rates + I love trades so make me an offer! As a small gesture of care towards right relations, I always have at-cost pricing available for self ID'ing 2Spirit + Indigenous folks. . . . 🌿As a seasoned herbalist with 15 years of experience, I make sure to formulate my remedies so they are safe to take along with hormone therapies + are safe to take with SSRI/SSNI/other antidepressants. Any herb-med interactions are always listed on my labels along with dosage information + instructions for use. . . . 🌿Ok I think that's all, happy new moon babes! See ya there! 😘

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msteabotanica

Fresh elderberries, rosehips and hawthorn berries becoming some bomb ass jelly. Wildly tart, fruity, slightly sweet and loaded with vitamin C. Tastes like pureed plums, juicy cranberries and hot winter sex. Jars sealed up to make the lids go pop. Did I mention they’re fresh?? . . . #mustbejellycausejamdontshake #elderberry #rosehip #hawthorn #sambucus #rosa #crataegus #juicy #jelly #fruity #queerherbalism #plantsaresexy #seasonalwellness #immunebooster #berries #vitaminc #newmoon #plantmedicine #queermagic

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wmqueermakers

Vendor Spotlight: 🎉💜 @tinyponyapothecary 💜🎉 “Tiny Pony Apothecary is a labor of adoration run by Naomi Ullian, a southern Ashkenazi queer femme herbalist, farmer, writer, and acrobat. She traces the origins of her practice of herbal medicine to Vitalist traditions and feminist community health care models, understanding her work as ally and educator is to reflect the genius of each person’s body back to them.” Thanks for being part of the market again babe! [image number 1 is of 2 tincture bottles that say “Bust + Mend, heartbreak formula” surrounded by dried red rose hips. Second image is of Naomi standing on a picnic table bench holding an armload of freshly harvested garlic] #queerhealing #queerherbalism #westernmassqueermakersmarket #makersmarket #femmemagic

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catalystcommunityherbals

🍇🌿🍇 HOMOGROWN ELIXIR GIVEAWAY!! I've never done an online giveaway and I'm excited to be offering this! What's up for grabs is a very potent Elderberry based immune supporting elixir, a 4oz bottle which is enough for a whole month of daily use. ✨ . . . 🍇Elderberry offers very strong antiviral and antibacterial properties, can be taken daily as a preventative measure and can be taken when sick to speed recovery time and to reduce the severity of symptoms. Most of my clients who regularly get this Elixir from me are health/care providers who are frequently exposed to all sorts of unwells and I've gotten such amaaazing feedback over the years about how well this medicine works, which is precisely why I've selected it as the giveaway item ✨ . . . 🍇Like all of my medicine creations, this Elixir is based in my People's cultural traditions and is made solely from fresh herbs grown, tended and harvested by yours truly. Based in a fresh Elderberry extraction with some additionally powerful immune supporting herbs in the mix. Cold and flu medicine at its finest! This Elixir is available as alcohol-free, at the winner's preference ✨ . . . 🍇HOW TO ENTER: Repost this picture, tag me in it and then do one of two things: If you've tried my medicines before you can say what you like about them *or* if you haven't tried my medicines yet you can say why you'd like to! One entry per person, the winner will be selected at random by pulling a name out of a literal hat on Sunday the 2nd which is when I'll announce who the winner is on My Story! Pro-tip: you can enter this draw for yourself *or* you can enter the name of someone special to you instead, just indicate your preference when you enter the giveaway ✨ . . . 🍇This offer is open to folks living here on Turtle Island (north america) and I will personally pay for the postage costs to ship this Elixir to the winning person 😘 . . . ➡️EDIT: Congrats to the winner @mx.pragg 🎉🍇🎉

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hoodhealth

So much of #HoodHealth revolves around changing the narrative. Once the narrative starts to change you can read and write new stories. repost via @instarepost20 from @lalobalocashares Tbh my first doctor was la Señora Teodosa and she was the traditional partera and healer in my area of Peru. She died alone and even up to this day she continues to be a “joke”. Traditional medicine as well as herbal medicine is now seen as a “luxury” when in fact many of our people have depended on herbal medicine and traditional doctors for survival. Capitalism and the yt-hippie-upper-class-health-complex have turned traditional medicine and herbal medicine into a luxury. Traditional ceremonies being repackaged and sold by yt people for $500 a pago a la tierra or $200 for a “lympia”... in a way it reminds me of people making fun of la señora Teodosa who helped birthed and kept alive a working class community she took care of. Before the municipality gave a fuck to open a western medical center... she was there ready to support people giving births or somebody that fell and dislocated a shoulder. FOR FREE. So when I see people appropriating and profiting off herbal medicine and traditional medicine that is NOT FROM THEIR CULTURE or when I see people referring to our medicines as “luxury” or “alternative medicine” I grinch. What you think? 🌿🌱🌸Pledge to my Patreon.com/lalobaloca (link in bio) today! Pledge as little as $1 and cancel anytime. If you learn anything from me or use my content for your classes/gigs I encourage you to pledge even as low as $1 AND you get a BUNCH of exclusive content 🌸🌱🌿 #herbalism #herb #alternativemedicine #qtpoc #queer #herbalist #queerherbalism #femme #abuelitaknowledge

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herbnhood

Repost: @lalobalocashares - Tbh my first doctor was la Señora Teodosa and she was the traditional partera and healer in my area of Peru. She died alone and even up to this day she continues to be a “joke”. Traditional medicine as well as herbal medicine is now seen as a “luxury” when in fact many of our people have depended on herbal medicine and traditional doctors for survival. Capitalism and the yt-hippie-upper-class-health-complex have turned traditional medicine and herbal medicine into a luxury. Traditional ceremonies being repackaged and sold by yt people for $500 a pago a la tierra or $200 for a “lympia”... in a way it reminds me of people making fun of la señora Teodosa who helped birthed and kept alive a working class community she took care of. Before the municipality gave a fuck to open a western medical center... she was there ready to support people giving births or somebody that fell and dislocated a shoulder. FOR FREE. So when I see people appropriating and profiting off herbal medicine and traditional medicine that is NOT FROM THEIR CULTURE or when I see people referring to our medicines as “luxury” or “alternative medicine” I grinch. What you think? 🌿🌱🌸Pledge to my Patreon.com/lalobaloca (link in bio) today! Pledge as little as $1 and cancel anytime. If you learn anything from me or use my content for your classes/gigs I encourage you to pledge even as low as $1 AND you get a BUNCH of exclusive content 🌸🌱🌿 #herbalism #herb #alternativemedicine #qtpoc #queer #herbalist #decolonizeyourhealthcare #curanderx #curandera #plantmedicine #healthcare #health #queerherbalism #medicine #femme #abuelitaknowledge

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lalobalocashares

Tbh my first doctor was la Señora Teodosa and she was the traditional partera and healer in my area of Peru. She died alone and even up to this day she continues to be a “joke”. Traditional medicine as well as herbal medicine is now seen as a “luxury” when in fact many of our people have depended on herbal medicine and traditional doctors for survival. Capitalism and the yt-hippie-upper-class-health-complex have turned traditional medicine and herbal medicine into a luxury. Traditional ceremonies being repackaged and sold by yt people for $500 a pago a la tierra or $200 for a “lympia”... in a way it reminds me of people making fun of la señora Teodosa who helped birthed and kept alive a working class community she took care of. Before the municipality gave a fuck to open a western medical center... she was there ready to support people giving births or somebody that fell and dislocated a shoulder. FOR FREE. So when I see people appropriating and profiting off herbal medicine and traditional medicine that is NOT FROM THEIR CULTURE or when I see people referring to our medicines as “luxury” or “alternative medicine” I grinch. What you think? 🌿🌱🌸Pledge to my Patreon.com/lalobaloca (link in bio) today! Pledge as little as $1 and cancel anytime. If you learn anything from me or use my content for your classes/gigs I encourage you to pledge even as low as $1 AND you get a BUNCH of exclusive content 🌸🌱🌿 #herbalism #herb #alternativemedicine #qtpoc #queer #herbalist #queerherbalism #femme #abuelitaknowledge

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msteabotanica

Enjoy free shipping and 20% off the entire shop through next week, starting now! 🍃 Use code FORTHEPLANTS to save 🍂 A portion of all proceeds go to nonprofits supporting QTPOC & climate resistance. We’re stocked with a lot of new herbal tisanes, elixirs & oils, so I’ll give you a bit of info below. Shop link in bio — go have a look-see! . 🌼 Green Witch First Aid Balm 🌼 Plantain, chickweed & calendula infused cold pressed olive oil & beeswax for cuts, bites, stings, splinters, scrapes & minor burns. . 🌲 Breathe Easy Elixir 🌲 An allergy supportive blend with double extracts of mullein, pine, elderflower & reishi + uplifting aromatic / alterative herbs. . 🌿 Herb Infused Culinary Oil 🌿 A cooking staple in our kitchen. Organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil infused with rosemary, berggarten sage, bee balm, oregano & thyme. Makes everything delicious & it makes a wonderful gift. . ❤️ Heart Harmony Elixir 🌹 A heart protective blend of fresh rosehips, hawthorn berries, motherwort & borage with ocotillo flower essence to nourish the heart, ease palpitations & soothe cramps. . 🌟 Into the Light 🌟 A remedy for seasonal gloom starring st. j’s wort, tulsi, milky oats & lemon balm. To strengthen nerve & awaken inner light during the darker months. . 🍄 Vital Balance Elixir 🍄 A chi tonic & nervine blend of holy basil, reishi & ashwagandha to rebuild nerves after periods of stress/burnout. Read more in the listing about common misconceptions, misuses & mislabeling of “adaptogens.” . 🌿 Mineral Tonic Oxymel 🌿 A nutritive probiotic seasoning of spring greens like nettle, chickweed, dandelion & horsetail to support skeletal health & replenish the lymph. Adds a kick to any dish! . 🌞 Eternal Sunshine Oil 🌞 St. J’s Wort is my favorite ally for muscle tension, deep nerve pain & burns of all kinds – including sunburns! A topical oil that melts away stress & drops us back into our bodies to relax deeply. . 🌙 We now offer single herb extracts too! Choose from 36+ herbs in 1oz / 2oz sizes. Sometimes the medicine of one plant is all we need. . Thanks everyone for supporting this small business as we continue to learn from and honor the plants.

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welldeepremedies

I made this memorial tribute for a beautiful woman who died in the past year. Grief work can be overwhelming, painful, messy, and exhausting...and it can also open us to some of the most powerful experiences of our humanity and connection with all of life. Please join me on Wednesday to go into herbal support for our heart, digestion, lungs, and spirit as we navigate our many distinct experiences of loss. Get a ticket by going to the link in my bio, even if you’re not planning on donating anything on the $0-30 scale, just so I’m able to prepare enough for the take-home medicine component. Thank you! #grief #loss #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #femmelabor #queerherbalism #heartbreak #plantmedicine #welldeepremedies

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longspellherbs

A day’s work: that full moon in Gemini gave me three sleepless nights and a jello brain that couldn’t do any work other than make medicine 🌿powdering cedar (Thuja plicata) for an infused oil that’s destined for salve-making 🌿 ditto for comfrey (Symphytum officinale) and fireweed (Epilobium/Chamenaerion angustifolium)🌿 family photo featuring comfrey, cedar, and burdock (Arctium lappa) infused oils 🌿 sourcing notes: cedar harvested from deadfall on Nlaka’pamuk and Okanagan territory (y’all know I don’t wildcraft live plants but when I come across this beautiful medicine after it’s been blown down by weather or cut by trail maintenance, you can be sure I don’t let it go to waste); fireweed, comfrey and burdock from two of my gardens, on Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe and Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories, respectively 🌿 #fullmooningemini #queerherbalism #plantmedicine

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catalystcommunityherbals

🌿Portrait of a (sleepy) artist + their work 🌿 This large jar of stress-soothing plant medicines is the result of 6 months of growth, care, offerings + harvest. It represents approximately 500 servings of tea (!!!) that will fill the bulk bags of loose tea that are part of this month's Herbshare, my beloved monthly medicine sharing subscription that goes out this wknd. . . . 🌿I've been sipping this tea for the past couple of days while getting the Herbshares ready + it's reallly been helping to reduce the severity of my chronic pains + as well has been noticeably helping to keep anxieties out of my mind + heart. I'm grateful to be receiving this kind of selfcare + likewise am feeling so grateful to be able to share these potent medicines with a badass group of folks too. This full moon is illuminating the reciprocities in my life + I'm feeling it in a big way! . . . 🌿If you're already a part of the Herbshares, get ready for a potent package of herbal magic coming your way!⚡️ If you'd like to learn more or to become a participant in this 6 month long, sliding-scale monthly medicine share mcheck out the link in my bio + feel welcome to send me a msg with inquiries. I'm currently at-capacity *but* next month I'll be adding in 2 new spaces for future shares. I reached capacity in less than a week after opening sign ups sooo plz don't delay if you're feeling drawn to this offering. ✨ . . . 🌿Check my story for pics of what's in this month's Herbshare: Double strength Elderberry Immune supporting Elixir • Hawthorn berry + Red yarrow protective heart soothing elixir (with essence of fierce hawthorn thorns that I made atop a sacred cliff last time I was home in Ireland!) • A realm crossing Mugwort dream elixir harvested on Samhain, following my ancestral protocols • Soothing tea to ease anxiety + reduce tension based body pains • Each Herbshare comes with thorough explanations of every herb in each remedy, info about how + when to work with the remedies, in depth safety info regarding interactions with medications + health conditions and a wee story or two about my personal adventures in growing, harvesting + making all of the medicines. Sláinte mhaith!

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msteabotanica

Whether you are celebrating or mourning today or any day during this time of year, I hope you are able to care for yourself in some small way. I recognize that living under capitalism is traumatic — especially during this corporate holiday season — and colonialism has all but destroyed our planet. I began working with plants to care for community in ways that are sustainable & give support to those who need it. . To make my work more accessible to folks, I’m offering everything in my shop at reduced cost with free shipping on all orders (link in bio). I’ve been busy crafting a lot of new potions, so the shop is very well stocked at the moment. To my trans / nonbinary / two-spirit / QTPOC family, please let me know if you need something at further reduced cost. I would love to trade with folks too! A reminder that 95% of our herbs are locally & organically sourced, grown nearby in so-called California (Graton Rancheria, Coast Miwok and Ramaytush territories) & handmade at peak potency. Full spectrum holistic remedies — no shortcuts or sketchy EOs — just high quality ingredients & organic small batch medicine. . I don’t promote my work often because frankly all marketing feels gross to me & I would rather you support BIPOC herbalists. But I do stand by everything I make. I am grappling with how to survive after years of working in toxic elitist tech culture & finding ways to support myself without becoming some fake guru or neoliberal hack. I am also committed to using this platform to redistribute $$$ to underserved communities & organizations who support them, so I will continue to donate a portion of all proceeds to places like Transgender Law Center, SRLP, Honor the Earth, SPLC & orgs advocating for QTPOC. If you have the means, I encourage you to find a way do the same. . Blessed Gemini full moon & Sagittarius season. Take good care of each other. . . #queerherbalism #endcolonialism #folkmedicine #holigays #anticapitalist #endtransphobia #smallbusiness #nonbinary #nonconformist #redistribution #justice #communityherbalism #resilience #smallbatch #trans #queer #herbalism #plantwitch #plantmagic #plantmedicine #shopsmall #slowherbalism #endcapitalism

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m.o.o.n_b.o.y

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urtica_herbal

Meet my paste on beardy patch 😁 Facial with backyard yam, gotu kola and chickweed is super cooling and feels so good. Ready for a bit of a facial detox :) #transherbalism #queerherbalism #folkherbalist

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msteabotanica

Blessed samhain, all hallows eve and witches new year. Today was spent straining summer herbal honeys steeped for many months: salvia, elderflower, thyme, agastache, monarda, yerba santa. Lighting the altar and sending prayers to ancestors and others across the threshold. And to all on this plane who need them. May we continue to hold each other through the subtle breath of the plants in these deep scorpio waters. . . #samhain #scorpio #harvest #herbalhoney #monarda #beebalm #eriodictyon #yerbasanta #ancestors #allhallowseve #witchesnewyear #folkmedicine #queerherbalism

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hollyhockherbal

Echinacea purpurea is a great immune tonic. Stay healthy this winter #plantmagic #queerherbalism #echinacea

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rebeccaguanzon

Precious Ones, we have heart centered herbal medicinals to aid with addressing trauma(also secondary/vicarious traumatization). We are here. We love you. Let us know what you need - as always this is mutual aid- no cost. Swing by and pick some up. #herbalmedicine #plantmedicine #chestnutschoolofherbalmedicine #communityherbalism #healing #rise #revolution #wontbeerased #treeoflife #pittsburgh #blacklivesmatter #accessibleherbalism #queerherbalism #foodisfree

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msteabotanica

Just when I thought hydrosol season was over, I encountered this black sage. I spent today distilling these beauties for a ritual mist blend of several California native salvia species. All locally grown by caring farmers. We grow a lot of this species and other salvias in our community garden, but they are mostly dedicated to feeding pollinator frenz. . These potent trimmings were purchased from the lovely folks @steadfastherbs over the weekend, along with some gorgeous elecampane root. They are a couple of rad queer farmers/herb growers in the bay area, so check them out if you’re local! Super happy with how this turned out. Loving all the medicine this fall has brought with it, the deep shadows being uncovered and the opportunity to transform it all and grow into something better. . . #queerherbalism #blacksage #salviamellifera #distillation #alchemy #medicinemaking #autumn #hydrosol #alembic #folkherbalism

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catalystcommunityherbals

✨🌸🌑🌸✨ New moon medicines for release + renewal, for soothing + repairing, for fortification + protection. . . . 🌸These beauties are known in english as Marshmallow + Calendula flowers, known by many other names across many cultures. In Gaeilge they're known as Leamhach + Ór Mhuire, as well as many other folk names. Both hold long traditions of medicinal + magical use, which for time were said to be one in the same✨ . . . 🌸These flowers, along with some other herbs, will soon become part of a batch of tea blends for lung support, which is a common request I receive from folks once falltime descends. The changing seasons + drop in temperature has real effects on our immune + respiratory systems; so too does the fact that in many traditions (including my own), we see this season as a time when we face our grief, said to be held not only in our hearts but also in our lungs✨ . . . 🌸In Éireannach tradition it is said that marshmallow + calendula flowers help us to locate + release stagnant grief + to keep us safe from harms way. We see this physically expressed in how these flowers have expectorant actions to lung tissue, helping to thin + clear old stuck mucus so that fresh, immune-rich fluids can work to repair tissues + clear out invasive pathogens. We see this in how these plant helpers soothe inflammation, ease irritation from coughing + lubricate dry, irritated lungs. Their virtues of moistening + healing tissues of mucus membranes makes it harder for pathogens to invade the lungs. This is reflected in the belief that these plant helpers protect us from further harms while we are facing + releasing our grief✨ . . . 🌸I've recently taken space from a few friendships that have been feeling increasingly deceitful + nonreciprocal. As soon as I took the space I needed, I came down with a cold + my lungs began releasing! This is no coincidence to me, I see this as my body calling attention to what I need to respectfully let go of. Marshmallow + Calendula flowers have been deeply soothing allies to me in this process; my intentions for sharing all of this is that they may assist you as well. 💗Sláinte mhaith✨

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salt_witch

Current mood• Getting herbal protocols together for clients, sipping from my favorite mug, reading about gynecological issues, and feeling my rage with the current systems in place: the medical system, the judicial system, the systems of oppression that hang over us. #feels #smashthepatriarchy #herbalismasresistance #herbalife #witchesofinstagram #herbalist #clinicalherbalist #womxnshealth #queerherbalism #plantalliesforhardtimes Photo by @light_witch

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welldeepremedies

📌 SAVE THE DATE - a week from tomorrow, Sunday Oct. 14th from 2-5pm, I’ll be teaching the newest version of my class Herbal Support for Emotional Intelligence and Relational Work. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 💋 I need to sell tickets in advance to ensure that this makes sense for me to offer at this time, so please go to the link in my bio and register now if you’re interested and available. 💋⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌟 If you get two friends to sign up with you, I’ll give you a free copy of the newest book born from @lakshmiintheworld: Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice. Hot off the press! 🌟⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🕸Gorgeous art by @spectralgardens and thanks to @despapiers for sharing this person’s work with me. 🕸⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #emotionalintelligence #relationalwork #femmelabor #feminizedlabor #carework #giveaway #queerherbalism #ancestralmedicine #herbalsupportforfeminizedlabor #welldeepremedies

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welldeepremedies

The next Plant Sit is coming up this Monday evening! Please DM if you have any questions regarding access. Please bring cash ($10-20) if you don’t register online via @sageintegrativehealth beforehand. Excited to share one of my favorite autumn medicines. #ohloneland #plantsit #queerherbalism #intuitiveskillbuilding #welldeepremedies

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catalystcommunityherbals

🌹HUGE thanks to all who've bought these Hearts Ease Elixirs + helped raise $ to support low income folks to participate in @rootsofresistance beautiful knowledge sharing opportunity, SANKOFA: Reclaiming healing traditions of the African diaspora. Check out the link in Sade's bio for more info + to see ways to support✨ . . . 🌹Money transparency: Total $ from potion sales was $517 in canadian funds! After paying for materials costs ($90 for tincture alcohol, raw honey + bottles), converting the funds into American currency + paying the PayPal conversion fees, that amount is $333 USD. I've sent the funds to Sade @rootsofresistance this morning + am feeling so grateful for everyone who participated, shared the wealth + got themselves some potent heart mending medicine at the same time! . . . 🌹I'm sharing these details for transparency but also in hopes that it'll inspire other folks who make/sell herbal remedies to engage in (more) resource sharing by doing fundraisers in a similar way. As a very low income person, I have little $ to offer as support but as an herbalist I have lots of medicine to share which, with some effort, can turn into $$$ that can then be donated to badass people + their badass projects. When I have materials costs covered by the funds raised, I'm able to utilize my time + labour to raise $ even when I have little-to-no $ of my own to share. Make sense? Feel free to msg me if ya have questions abt how to do this kind of thing. . . . 🌹Yt folks in particular: I'd realllly love to see more of yall raising + sharing monies for BIPOC folks + their badass projects. It's rly the least we can do, considering that we constantly benefit from the historical + current oppression of BIPOC communities. Show some love + leverage what you can! . . . 🌹I hope everyone is enjoying their new Elixirs! I'm mailing out orders this week so look out for that if you're receiving a mailed order. . . . 🌹To all who participated: Go raibh míle maith agat! Thank you + a thousand blessings of goodness to you!

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catalystcommunityherbals

SURVIVOR MEDICINE🌿 Below is a list of plants that can be helpful for survivors. CW for nondetailed mention of what we've survived + how it can effect us . . Fellow survivors, we know these days are hard. Here on Turtle Island we live in a rape culture garbage fire colonial society that was built on this kind of violence + continues to uphold it everyday. Sexualized violence disproportionately effects BIPOC folks esp women + femmes, nonbinary folks, queer, trans + 2Spirit folks. Rapists getting away with shit + gaining power is nothing new, but fresh wounds still hurt. . . As a survivor of many kinds of sexualized violence since early childhood, I can say that working with plant medicines has been deeply transformative in my healing + is a main reason why I'm still here. Below are some plant friends I regularly call on to assist me + that I've seen be very supportive for clients/friends over the past 15+ yrs I've been offering medicines + care to survivors. . . All of these herbs can be taken as tea, general dose (unless otherwise noted) is 4 Tablespoons of herb per quart of boiled water, cover + let steep for 15min. Drink as needed: . 🌿Hawthorn offers protection + support while grieving + assists in releasing that which no longer serves us. Esp helpful for heart palpitations that come with stress. . 🌿Wood Betony (stachys) helps move from a place of panic to a place of processing the feels. Helps us come back into our bodies when disassociating (when that is a safe choice). . 🌿Milky oat deeply soothes stress + repairs a burnt out nervous system. Esp helpful when beyond capacity + feeling like yr gonna break. . 🌿Chamomile is soothing + esp helpful when stress/trauma causes digestive upset or interrupts digestive process. . 🌿Rose tends to emotional wounds, comforts in times of deep sadness, helps to tighten boundaries of our hearts. Use 2Tbs instead of 4 as it's very drying. . 🌿Lemonbalm is calming + uplifting to depressive feels. As an antiviral it's helpful for stress induced viral outbreaks. . 🌿Mugwort unblocks + clears stagnant energy, is fiercely protective + can assist in working stuff out in our dreams. . . ✨May you always be protected✨

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catalystcommunityherbals

Today + always. 🌼 In old Éireannach traditions, Calendula is known as Mary's gold + is a strongly protective plant, said to shield us from harms + to bring light to the shadows . . . 🌼Some ways to call in + work with this medicine are by adding fresh or dry flowers to water, hot tea + soups, by bathing with them in a tub or foot bath, by burning or smoking dried petals + by simply sitting with the fresh or dry plant. Call to them, state your intentions + ask for the help you need ✨ . . . 🌼Fellow survivors: may we all be strongly protected as we witness the continual unveiling of abusers + abusive institutions within colonial governments, within the media, within our communities + in our personal lives ✨

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catalystcommunityherbals

🌹💕💕💕 Offering freshly made Heart's Ease elixirs to raise funds in support of @rootsofresistance Sade Musa's SANKOFA Afro-Botany course (one of the most crucially important courses I have ever seen!!)✨ . . . 🌹I make this well loved elixir just once a year, with herbs I've grown + harvested throughout the season. This is strong, intentional medicine which offers comfort to broken hearts, eases feelings of stress + tension and which offers support + protection while grieving. I've been sharing this elixir with folks for many years + I receive much feedback abt how helpful folks find this medicine to be. . . . 🌹Hearts Ease Elixir is made of fresh rose petals slowly solar infused in raw honey for many months, with fresh Hawthorn berries, Poppy petals + Chamomile flower buds slow extracted in raw apple cider vinegar + Irish whiskey. Essences of Red Yarrow + (personally harvested) Irish Quartz act to amplify the energies of the medicines. These plants are all part of Éireannach//Irish medicine traditions; they are also part of many cultures + traditions around this Earth. . . . 🌹This limited batch is available for folks who can pick up in Tkaronto only. Two sizes are available at sliding scale rates: 2oz is $18-30 + 4oz is $35-60 in canadian funds. White folks are encouraged to pay the higher rates whenever possible. All profits are going to @rootsofresistance + to help increase access for low income Black students to take this *badass* 4 month course. // If you don't want any elixir but do want to support Sade's amazing work, follow the link in her bio to learn how to do so! . . . 🌹DM to order! First come, first served my babes so do not delay! Share this post if you feel called to 😘 . . . ➡️Note: I'm currently unable to post more than 1 picture per post on Instagram (???) so plz check out @rootsofresistance page + the link in Sade's bio for all the info abt this crucially important course. Also you can refer to my "my story" for pics of info abt this epic learning opportunity, screenshot from what Sade has written in her course description. . . . 🌹Go raibh míle maith agat!! Thank you + a thousand blessings of goodness to you!!

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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 couple femmes and their 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 #smashthepatriarchy #feministkilljoy

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queerlysober

Nature is perfect. My harvest today included anise-hyssop (pictured) a delicious addition to tea infusions, aides digestion. I also harvested a variety of mint, lavender, sage, calendula, hyssop, feverfew. A glorious bounty, readying me for the change in seasons. . . . . . #plantmedicine #medicinalherbs #herbalmedicine #witchesofinstagram #queerwitch #medicinemaker #anisehyssop #plantallies #recovery #soberherbalist #nohangover #queerherbalism #medicineforthepeople #smashthepatriarchy #feministkilljoy

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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 #smashthepatriarchy #feministkilljoy

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_.dannybee._

Coffee and pathophysiology kinda morning! School; it’s nice to see you after so long! Lately I’ve been struggling with the fact I’m studying plants and plant medicine from books, especially in the summer when friends are blooming and the teachers are right outside my door. TBH I haven’t had a lot of time to do school work with everything that’s been going on. I’ve been spending more time with the plants than the books (which has been great!!). I’m grateful to the plant teachers and want to learn more from the land and plants themselves. Unfortunately trying to find knowledge of my ancestors can be tricky. I’m grateful to the folks of this land (i live on Anishnabe territory)dIf you are of western European decent (I’m Scottish, French and Irish) and study plants; what are the traditional resources you learn from?? I acknowledge that while science has colonial roots, the materia medica I study in books is based on Germanic and other traditional medicine as well. I’m trying to find a balance between science and tradition; between folk medicine and medicine. I’ve learned recently that dividing these two things it’s what is colonial, seeing them as separate and different is what is colonial... I’m still trying to grasp that and find balance and merge the two world views...#queerherbalism #decolonizing #tryingtofigurethingsout

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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

‘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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soft.centre

🐚 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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soft.centre

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

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soft.centre

⚪️🍶 Formé — #jeanarp | #softcentrejournal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [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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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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soft.centre

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, Modified for pregnancy 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 | #softcentrepractice [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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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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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

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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