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hushharborherbals

Why Hush Harbor Herbals? In the antebellum South, hush harbors were the places our enslaved Ancestors ran to in order to salvage their humanity, refresh their bodies and spirits, and practice and pass down their traditions. They were places of safety, often clearings deep in the woods or the swamps, where the sounds of their prayers, their stomping feet, their bright laughs, and their soulful crying and singing would be muffled by the dense overgrowth. It was in such fertile ground that Africa planted her seed and sustained her children here. Hush Harbor Herbals is so named to honor that legacy and to carry their voices forward. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways #Repost @wazojanowner (@get_repost) ・・・ We are our ancestors. Our existence is resistance, and everything we do to reinforce our humanity and empower our spirits honors them. #blacklivesmatter #blackqueermagic #praisehouse #loveoak #capoeiraangola #conjure #sovereignty

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hushharborherbals

If a glycerite isn't quite your move, or you want to be a little more mobile, I have the psycho-emotional blend ready to go as a loose tea! Drink it hot, iced, make a latte, make it your own! #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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hushharborherbals

I got so inspired by the workshop we did last week, THIS is what happened! teas, tinctures, glycerites, oxymels, fire cider, sugar scrubs, oils... I am bursting with ideas, and really trying to take things 1 step at a time. Gimme a ✊🏾 if you'd be interested in supporting this work! Pricing and ordering info to come. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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hushharborherbals

This is a lesson in flexibility. It was supposed to be just an herbal vinegar, but didn't quite have enough to cover the plant material, so I topped it off with honey. Whereas the other oxymels are about 50/50, this one is only slightly sweetened. Dandelion Rosehips Nettle Elderflower Activate your kidneys, liver, and GI tract with this tonic. Winter meals are often heavy, and constipation and other issues are not uncommon. This should help keep things moving... 😉 Also thinking of making the herb blend available as a loose tea. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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hushharborherbals

Comfrey, dandelion root, and stinging nettle-infused oil is great for muscle and joint pain, and also helps with easing bruises and skin irritation. This will be combined with other oils, and will be available as loose oil, and in balms and salves. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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hushharborherbals

Also worked on these sugar scrubs using fine raw cane sugar, course turbinado sugar, and white kaolin clay. One features ground coffee (lovingly provided by Cup Of Brooklyn ); while the other features red rose petals, calendula, and essential oils of sweet orange and patchouli. These invigorating and soothing scrubs are good to go, but will be available after Turkey Day! #hushharborherbals #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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hushharborherbals

Started this fire cider Friday night. Raw apple cider vinegar, clover honey, garlic, horseradish, onion, serrano peppers, ginger... This will brew for the next ~4 weeks, and be ready for sale as we move through the holidays, and deeper into flu season. Pricing and ordering info coming soon. #hushharborherbals #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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hushharborherbals

Immune support tincture: -Dandelion root -Calendula -Rosehip -Elderflower -Echinacea -Yerba Santa -Nettle -80proof brandy This and more will be ready to go by Dec 15th; pricing info to come. #hushharborherbals #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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hushharborherbals

Trying to blend herbs and contain the mess while your partner's asleep in the next room is high-stakes... Prepped 2 tinctures and a glycerite last night, focusing on immune support and the seasonal psycho-emotional stress. Also hand-blended a big batch of tea for fighting the SADs (same as the glycerite). Pricing info to come. These and more should be ready to go out by Dec 15th. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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hushharborherbals

Join me @calabargallery for an herbal medicine class. Learn concoctions to help you fight off the winter cold and the seasonal blues. Dec 8th 2pm-4pm 2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd @134th Street #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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wazojanowner

I got so inspired by the workshop we did last week, THIS is what happened! teas, tinctures, glycerites, oxymels, fire cider, sugar scrubs, oils... I am bursting with ideas, and really trying to take things 1 step at a time. Gimme a ✊🏾 if you'd be interested in supporting this work! Pricing and ordering info to come. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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wazojanowner

If a glycerite isn't quite your move, or you want to be a little more mobile, I have the psycho-emotional blend ready to go as a loose tea! Drink it hot, iced, make a latte, make it your own! #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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wazojanowner

This is a lesson in flexibility. It was supposed to be just an herbal vinegar, but didn't quite have enough to cover the plant material, so I topped it off with honey. Whereas the other oxymels are about 50/50, this one is only slightly sweetened. Dandelion Rosehips Nettle Elderflower Activate your kidneys, liver, and GI tract with this tonic. Winter meals are often heavy, and constipation and other issues are not uncommon. This should help keep things moving... 😉 Also thinking of making the herb blend available as a loose tea. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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wazojanowner

Also worked on these sugar scrubs using fine raw cane sugar, course turbinado sugar, and white kaolin clay. One features ground coffee (lovingly provided by @cupofbrooklyn ); while the other features red rose petals, calendula, and essential oils of sweet orange and patchouli. These invigorating and soothing scrubs are good to go, but will be available after Turkey Day! #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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wazojanowner

Started this fire cider Friday night. Raw apple cider vinegar, clover honey, garlic, horseradish, onion, serrano peppers, ginger... This will brew for the next ~4 weeks, and be ready for sale as we move through the holidays, and deeper into flu season. Pricing and ordering info coming soon. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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wazojanowner

Immune support tincture: -Dandelion root -Calendula -Rosehip -Elderflower -Echinacea -Yerba Santa -Nettle -80proof brandy This and more will be ready to go by Dec 15th; pricing info to come. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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wazojanowner

Psycho-emotional support glycerite. Trying to be mindful of those in our communities who have issues around substance abuse, but still want some herbal assistance in dealing with the winter blues. This has everything that's in the tincture, minus the poppy, and with glycerin in place of alcohol: -Skullcap -Rose -Passionflower -Damiana There is also a dry tea blend with the same ingredients, available for those who want these goodies in their cuppa. This and more will be ready to go by Dec 15th; pricing info to come. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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wazojanowner

Hand-crafted tincture of (mostly organic) herbs to support the immune system: antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, renal & hepatic toners, cardiovascular help, GI aides. Get through everything from Christma-Kwanzaa dinner to the common cold... This and more will be ready to go by Dec 15th; pricing info to come. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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calabarimportsbklyn

#Repost @wazojanowner (@get_repost) ・・・ THANK YOU to everyone who showed up for today's workshop. It was a beautiful experience of learning, sharing, and creating. I'm honored that you took the time to share yourselves and your own ancestral wisdom with me. Much love to those who traveled far, from Albany, from Astoria, from the BX... Love to the #blitches who showed up and showed out! Missed it, or want more? Join us December 8th at @calabargallery from 2p-4p for another herbal offering. Also, be on the lookout for links to our headwrap workshop and financial literacy class on December 15th in Bed-Stuy! Info on eventbrite under Calabar Imports #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways #calabarimports

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wazojanowner

THANK YOU to everyone who showed up for today's workshop. It was a beautiful experience of learning, sharing, and creating. I'm honored that you took the time to share yourselves and your own ancestral wisdom with me. Much love to those who traveled far, from Albany, from Astoria, from the BX... Love to the #blitches who showed up and showed out! Missed it, or want more? Join us December 8th at @calabargallery from 2p-4p for another herbal offering. Also, be on the lookout for links to our headwrap workshop and financial literacy class on December 15th in Bed-Stuy! #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways

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bklynphnx

You won't be disappointed! . . . @Regran_ed from @wazojanowner - Preparing last-minute materials for tomorrow's class: -made a workbook with an agenda, instructions, and puzzles to help you remember -drying coffee grounds for use in the body scrubs (thanks, @cupofbrooklyn !) There are still a couple of seats left! The weather looks promising, and the conversations are sure to be interesting. Tomorrow, 2:30-5:30 @calabarimportsbklyn Bed-Stuy Pop-Up 351 Tompkins Ave, BK 11213 Join us by registering at the link in my bio! #herbalism #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalismisNOTwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways #plantmedicine #healthyself #herbisforthehealingofthenation

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wazojanowner

Preparing last-minute materials for tomorrow's class: -made a workbook with an agenda, instructions, and puzzles to help you remember -drying coffee grounds for use in the body scrubs (thanks, @cupofbrooklyn !) There are still a couple of seats left! The weather looks promising, and the conversations are sure to be interesting. Tomorrow, 2:30-5:30 @calabarimportsbklyn Bed-Stuy Pop-Up 351 Tompkins Ave, BK 11213 Join us by registering at the link in my bio! #herbalism #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalismisNOTwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine #decolonizeherbalism #ancestralwisdom #rootwork #earthways #plantmedicine #healthyself #herbisforthehealingofthenation

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black_aches

Gave libations on my first morning hike in Flagstaff // Greeted by the sun and forest keepers after that // I'm here to learn from the medicine makers // deciphering lessons from poison makers // ready for these dream portholes // falling into these land folds #egun #flagstaff #blackboyjoy #queerherbalist #communityherbalism #spirtualherbalism #pine #blackherbalist

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brighthollowmedicinals

Would anyone like some Asclepias tuberosa (known as butterfly milkweed or pleurisy root) seeds? I'll mail you a free little pack! Priority to Indigenous Peoples and People of Color. This babe is amazing for pollinators, relatively easy to grow, and considered at-risk or rare due to continued colonization and capitalism, and makes amazing medicine. See a previous post for some fun botany and bug information on Asclepias. 📸 PC @hankheat . . . . . #brighthollowmedicinals #brighthollow #herbalmedicine #herbalism #queerherbalist #transherbalist #asclepiastuberosa #saveyourseeds

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wazojanowner

Crafting herbal medicines to carry us through hard times is an ancient practice. Whether it be winter cold, dry season, seasonal sickness, plagues and illnesses, abduction/enslavement, Removal and colonialism, yt supremacy and self-hate, homophobia and transantagonism... our Ancestors equipped us with tools to beat the odds and overcome our circumstances. These medicines treat our minds, bodies, and spirits, and serve as a beautiful link backwards and forwards through multiple generations. *** *** Join me on Nov 10th at @calabarimportsbklyn Bed-Stuy for a workshop and conversation about the deep history and culture of herbalism, the medicinal power and cultural significance of certain plant allies, and methods for formulating treatments to aid in our recovery and future thriving. Each participant* will prepare a tincture, a sugar scrub, and an herb-infused oil suited to their needs and desires for the coming months; with a focus on heart healing, mind calming, grounding, protection, and visioning. Calabar Imports Bed-Stuy Pop-Up 351 Tompkins Ave| BK, NY 11216 Nov 10th| 2:30pm-5:30pm $30/person| link in bio #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #rootwork #earthways #plantmedicine #ancestralwisdom #decolonizeherbalism #decolonizeyourmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #RevolutionaryPraxis #ReclaimRootwork #Conjure #ancestrallegacies

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brighthollowmedicinals

Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) is one of my favorite plants to work with. Moistening and mucilagenous, it is soothing to irritated or dried out mucus membranes, making it an amazing medicine for anything inflamed. As a constitutionally hot and dry person, Althaea is great for me to sip on in cool water (the constituents are best extracted cold!) or just chomp away at. I find the flower essence (and root in tea, even) to be amazing for softening and opening in conflict and soothing under times of duress and overwork. Althaea is incredibly easy to grow with a high germination rate, can thrive in many environments, and produces a sizeable root structure in little time. It makes an excellent alternative to the well know Ulmus rubra, slippery elm, which is designated at-risk by United Plant Savers due to Dutch elm disease and overharvesting. . . . . . #brighthollowmedicinals #brighthollow #althaeaofficinalis #marshmallow #herbalmedicine #herbalism #transherbalist #queerherbalist

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forestheartbotanicals

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wazojanowner

I don't like to say I'm teaching this workshop, but that I'm facilitating. Each of us holds and carries knowledge, and I welcome you to bring that with you as we share in the practice of making medicine for our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits. Saturday, November 10th 2:30pm-5:30pm @calabarimportsbklyn Bed-Stuy Pop-Up 351 Tompkins Ave BK, NY 11216 I want to walk you through formulating products to soothe and strengthen you inside and out, while honoring and speaking to Ancestral legacies of resistance, persistence, and hope. Register at the link in my bio. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisnotwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine

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queerlysober

I know I sometimes post donuts & ice cream, but this is real life here. People’s lives. We all share similar struggles as part of the human condition. But the only way to get through *this thing called life* is by supporting one another, lifting each other up. @poconlineclassroom has suggestions & resources for supporting the trans community and being an ally. . . . . . #beaccountable #supporttrans #strengthinunity #queerwitch #queerherbalist #blacklivesmatter #behuman #lgbtqia #queerliberation

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queerlysober

First batch of Spilanthes tincture is ready. This powerful plant medicine helps prevent colds if taken at first sign of sickness. Also known as the toothache plant, Spilanthes helps ease sore throat pains and the antibacterial & Antiinflammatory properties help to shorten the length of a cold. • I first learned about this lovely flower in when school. I’m also making an alcohol-free tincture for those sensitive to alcohol. . . . . #herbalmedicine #plantmedicine #queerherbalist #queerwitch #plantbased #spilanthes #folkmedicine #communitymedicine #plantmagick #greenwitch

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riseupgoodwitch

MARIGOLD FLOWER ESSENCE 💚 the first thing I did upon returning to humboldt was bottling this marigold flower essence, along with vermouth infused with orange, honey, and brandy as a preservative. ✊🏽✊🏼MAY WE RISE✊🏼✊🏿 is medicine for the healing of survivors of both intimate partner and/or state sanctioned violence. . . Available now in the witch shop. My heart sends your heart love ❤️ . . #plantwitch #gardenwitch #flowermagic#herbalism #herbalistsofinstagram #plantallies #plantmagic #herbalallies #herbalmedicine #marigolds #metoo #plantmedicine #queerherbalist

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queermagicmakers

Organizer spotlight! Meet Lizanne Deliz, founder of @eyeofcrowherbs. ✨ . Lizanne Deliz is a queer Puerto Rican herbalist, medicine-maker, gardener, and community organizer. She’s proud to be a Blue Otter School person. Lizanne sees clients at her private practice and handcrafts a line of potions under the name Eye of Crow Herbs. She’s been a core organizer and helped curate the healer space at Magic Makers for three years, and also co-organizes queer herbal fairs & clinics in Oakland & LA with the collective Queer Care. Her work is rooted in radical intersectional lenses that aim towards collective liberation in collaboration with the plants. . . . #magicmaker #queermagicmakers #organizer #spotlight #lizanne #queerherbalist #medicinemaker #queercraftfair #foracause

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herbandbeatbotanica

Herb and Beat Botanica custom herbal smoke blends were flllyyying yesterday at the lovely @thewowoffice #backyardhealingfestival 🙏🏽 so grateful to all who came through and supported. Can’t wait for the next one! #buyblackmarketplace #supportwomen #queerherbalist #queerhealing #buyqueer #supportsmallbusiness #supportmothers #blackgirlmagic #blackhealers #blackhealthmatters #blackherbalist #herbalistsofinstagram #wellness #healing #healingjustice

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brighthollowmedicinals

Because today I needed it. zinnia, calendula, mountain mint and a helianthus. . . . . . #brighthollowmedicinals #queerherbalist #herbalism #herbalist #transherbalist #destigmatizementalillness #icarusproject #selfcare #mezcal

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herbandbeatbotanica

New product alert! Organic Handcrafted Fire cider available 8 oz $16. Come check us out at @thewowoffice #backyardhealingfestival or dm for local personal delivery from yours truly 😉❤️❤️❣️#wellness #herbaltraditions #herbalimmunity #herbandbeat #herbandbeatbotanica #winterwellness #herbalist #blackqueerlove #herbalistsofinstagram #queerherbalist #takebackourtraditions #

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wazojanowner

If this ain't the Black witchiest wall you done seen in a while! Mash woke me up to new space on the bookcase to store/display the herbs and formulations I've collected and made. Such a sweet surprise, and now our wall looks just about perfect for the Halloween season, especially with the hand of ashwagandha hanging out on the second shelf! 🌾🍁🍂💜💚🖤 #qualitytime #actsofservice #wordsofaffirmation #lovelanguages #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #mypartnerisgoals #thisisHalloween

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wazojanowner

tfw they surprise you by clearing space on the bookcase for your mini-apothecary because they see your practice deepening/expanding and that the cabinet was cramped!!! 😍☺😘💜🌱 thank you @feminfist for believing in me and loving me as a verb! #qualitytime #actsofservice #wordsofaffirmation #lovelanguages #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #mypartnerisgoals

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brighthollowmedicinals

Took advantage of the warm weather today to harvest some hops (Humulus lupulis) in some friends' garden. I haven't known these two sweeties for very long but they have opened their home to me and been so tender, and are both inspiring and phenomenal plant growers. . . . . . #brighthollowmedicinals #brighthollow #queerherbalist #transherbalist #hops #humuluslupulus #lupulin #goldenflowers #resin #goodpeople #newfriends

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deliciousdirt

I usually have some kind of plant medicine brewing in my kitchen and apothecary ⚗️ This time of year is especially abundant with big end of season harvests ✨🍂 I’ll be updating my herbal offerings this winter, so keep your eyes peeled for new essences and tinctures coming your way soon ❣️ . . . . #plantmedicine #plantmagic #ginkoleaf #spilanthes #milkyoattops #cleavers #kavakavaroot #rose #aroniaberry #tinctures #deliciousdirt #apothecary #queerherbalist #queerherbfarmer #botanicalbruja

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brighthollowmedicinals

Ways of Defense, Ways of Growth: SPINES Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is native to Japan and eastern Asia, but is widespread in the eastern part of the so-called "United States". Popularized as a landscaping plant, it is hard and resilient to temperatures, soil disturbance, shade and sunlight with a high germination rate. Berberis is considerably noticeable in the winter-when other plants have lost their berries and leaves-as it holds its berries throughout the colder months, providing food for birds. And while it has been bred out of some species, barberry's other remarkable trait is its sharp spines. Spines are distinguished from thorns, prickles and hairs because they are actually a highly modified leaf; they develop in the axil of a leaf where a branch could develop. Barberry's spines call me to reflect on what growth work I need to do, and what growth work feels like it is borne out of a need for defense and protection. It's hard sometimes to really know why we develop the reactions, defenses and boundaries we have; it's even harder to know when these things no longer serve us and it's time to change. What are your spines? What growths have you done that only function to protect and no longer nourish? Barberry calls us to let go of the armor we no longer need, to reality update, to recognize the (very valid) reactions in us that come from places of trauma--to notice and hold our pain, to encourage to react from a place of love and generosity toward our Selves, and to release the parts of our Selves that are ready to be transformed. . . . . . #brighthollow #brighthollowmedicinals #laughingloone #herbalism #herbalmedicine #queerherbalist #Berberis #barberry #botany

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brighthollowmedicinals

Just hanging out with some Humulus. Do y'all know what my face looks like?! . . . . #brighthollowmedicinals #brighthollow #queerherbalist #transherbalist #laughingloone #gardentough

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brighthollowmedicinals

Ways of Defense, Ways of Growth: PRICKLES Rose (Rosa spp.) flowers are as well known and ubiquitous as a plant could be. What is less known to many is that the "thorns" on rose stems are actually prickles--sharp outgrowths from the epidermis or bark of a plant. Also called emergences, prickles are found on a variety of plants. They may grow on the stems, stalks, leaves, lining leaf edges (like thistle and Holly), fruiting bodies and roots. On some the prickles may grow as the plant does, and may become remarkably large in size. Prickles may ultimately possess a variety of sizes, shapes, orientations and curvatures but the distinguishing factor is simply that they grow from the outer layer of the bark. Other plants known to herbalists that possess prickles are Zanthoxylum americanum (prickly ash), Rubus fruticosis (blackberry) and Aralia spinosa (devil's walking stick). In plant behavior, plants use their prickles to help climb or secure themselves to other structures or plants. They also provide a possibly more obvious function--to protect from creatures that may eat or trample them. For humans they may serve as a reminder to slow down, use awareness, pay attention to our bodies. Many times during a beach or wild rose harvest I've found myself moving quickly, trying to collect *all* the flowers before a rain, or dark, or work, and found myself utterly tangled in a mess of stem and thorn, many of the petals fluttering off in my clumsiness. Harvesting roses requires an awareness and steadiness, and knowing and trusting in myself to be present with the plants around me. It requires I slow down and breathe into the movements I am making. What sharp things in your life require you to slow down? What asks you to be more aware, practice patience and take time? What do you get caught up in, despite the scratches? . . . . . #brighthollow #brighthollowmedicinals #laughingloone #herbalism #herbalmedicine #queerherbalist #Rosa #rose #botany

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corpusritual

shipped so many herb babies out in the last week! if you get yours at @spirit_shopbk, @healhaus, @brooklynopenacupuncture, @goodfightherbco, or @oneheartyogapc, if they aren’t already there, they will be in the next week! it’s a wild ride being the one person who does all the things but also i really love it. hanging with plants and remedies all day is ✌🏻 . and also, everything i have in stock is up on my website. link in that profile place! 😉

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brighthollowmedicinals

Ways of Defense, Ways of Growth: BURRS Burdock (Arctium lappa) is famous for its seeds, often found matted in the fur of pets or clinging to pant legs after a walk through weeds. Plants like Arctium rely on their cockleburrs to repel herbivores, but more importantly to disperse their seeds. This type of dispersal-one that relies on attaching to an animal passing by-is called "epizoochory". In 1941 a Swiss engineer noticed the burrs stuck to his dog. Attached to each seed was a hooked bristle. Upon further investigation under a microscope, he found that each hook of the burdock burr formed an interlocking pattern, allowing it to cling fiercely to fabrics and fur. This plant's efficient approach to reproduction led to the engineer's invention of Velcro! The rich purple flowers emerge usually in the second year and last into late summer. Oily and warming, Arctium root is nourishing and restorative. It is a gentle lymphatic, a bitter tonic to the digestive system, high in inulin (feeding healthy bacteria in the colon), and supportive to the liver. I find myself putting burdock root in many tea blends generally, and love it particularly in liver formulas where there are skin issues from liver clearance disruption, like hormonal acne. What of you do you leave with others? What parts of yourself would you like to spread and disperse to your communities and loved ones? . . . . . #brighthollow #bright.hollow #laughingloone #herbalism #herbalmedicine #queerherbalist #herbalismshouldbeaccessible #arctium #burdock #knowyourroots #botany

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corpusritual

+BABIES BACK IN STOCK+ . been working hard over here in many directions and some faves are back in stock! Oh! Be Joyful is a new one, as of this last spring, and it’s already a fave. it’s not one i’ll be keeping in stock all the time because i only collect a little reishi and mimosa in the summers from spots i spend a lot of time in. . Trauma Heart Heal, Bitters on Bitters, and Hold the Line are also back! you can read all the descriptions by visiting my Shop on my website. link in profile of course. . i’ve been a small batch herbalist for years and only recently started making a tiny bit more to support orders and a handful of healing centers and shops. i grow what i can on my lil fire escape, i buy from small farms and farmers like Foster Farm Botanicals and Zach Wood Farm and other herbalists who have extra plants to trade, and i harvest from places of abundance and that i’ve spent a lot of time developing relationships with the land. it’s really important that i line up my personal integrity and the ways i want to make medicine by investing in other small farms and ethical practices. makes for even better medicine! scoop them up while you can. 🙏🏻❤️🌱 . also stunning labels and photos by my brother Jon Patterson!

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corpusritual

i’ve been taking this blend this summer for seasonal allergies + cat allergies and it’s been helpful. i’ve also heard from some people with chronic allergies that this blend has been 🔥. it’s got all the good stuff: nettle, reishi, red clover, mullein (and contains vodka). . it’s an anti-inflammatory blend that relieves symptoms of itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose and also has a trillion nutrients: Vitamin A, various B Vitamins (including B-1, B-2, B-3, and B-5), Vitamin C, amino acids, calcium, fatty acids, folic acid, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium. reishi contains steroid-like anti-inflammatory compounds that inhibit inflammation and histamine and is also so soothing to the nervous system and with longterm use, people notice an overall more peaceful feeling. mullein helps soothe raw and scratchy throats. overall this blend truly can help ease seasonal and animal allergies alike. . link in profile and lots of other 👌🏻✌🏻🙏🏻 remedies in the shop. ❤️

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goldenberries

Blue Elder and Oregon Grape. I wrote a plant profile last month on Elderberry- with an overview of three species found across Turtle Island and beyond. I didn’t just write about Elder medicine, but Elder as seen through the lens of ecology, history, ethnobotany, and folklore, too. You can find the article on my blog, linked in my profile. Weaving by @sashbask #elderberry #medicinemaking #oregongrape #mahonia #sambucus #oregon #wildplants #plantsyoucangrow #homesteading #colombiarivergorge #groundshotsproject #harvest #gather #getoutandgather #gardening #vintagecamper #nomadiclife #nomadictravels #lifeinacampwr #sheexplores #womenontheroad #queerherbalist #reciprocityinaction

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longspellherbs

I’ve always been pretty lousy at tree identification because for some reason bark patterns don’t stick in my memory the same way leaf patterns do, but ever since I moved to the west coast I’ve thought of Douglas firs as my friendly gay uncle Dougs, wearing chunky cable-knit sweaters, and that really works for me #gayhomosexual #queerherbalist #westcoast

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forestheartbotanicals

A reminder that all my medicines are 35% off for the Salt Spring queer community this weekend in celebration of queer healing and Pride. I'm so excited to march through town with you today! <3 Discount runs 'til Sunday at midnight. See what's available through link in bio. Enter code ISLANDPRIDE at checkout & choose local pickup. #pride #saltspringisland #lgbt #lgbtq #queer #queerhealing #queerhealth #queercommunity #trans #transhealth #transgender #gay #instagay #queerherbalist #queersofinstagram #saltspring #herbal #herbs #herbalist #medicine #healing #naturalhealing #naturalhealth #queersinnature #queerpride #transpride #gulfislands #pnw

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wazojanowner

Stage 2 of the skin and muscle oil I'm working on for the Fall/Winter. Added the oz of camphor leaf I got from @ayo.herbalist to a pint of grapeseed oil; hoping it gives me a potent liniment. Used the new (to us) stone mortar and pestle I got on FB marketplace, and the smell of crushed camphor leaves brought back childhood memories of being slicked down with vaporub as a child. This oil is gonna be combined in a salve with cocoa butter, beeswax and the infused olive oil I started in July: calendula, yarrow, plantain, lavender, bee balm*. May also start another oil with Grandma Comfrey this week, if the heat doesn't kill my source. If so, I'll wait till cooler temps prevail. #BIPOCherbalists #Blackherbalist #queerherbalist #herbalism #plantmedicine #herbalismisNOTwhite #decolonizeyourmedicine *in a previous post, I said it was tulsi.

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tealpansyjewelry

Today up until midnight PST is your last chance to enter the hot queer summer giveaway. And isn't it feeling like fall? I teamed up with 4 other queer & trans artists to each give away something unique. I'm giving away a pair of leather triangle earring. See the black & white drawn image from a while back for your chance to win. Thanks for participating! ♡♡♡ and thanks to @forestheartbotanicals for this sweet photo 💜🌿💜 . . . . #giveaway #queer #lgbt #herbal #gay #trans #lgbtq #pride #queerartists #queerherbalist #jewelry #jewelrydesigner #candles #magic #queermagic #magicisreal #artgiveaway

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forestheartbotanicals

Hey all, today up until midnight PST is your last chance to enter the hot queer summer giveaway. And isn't it feeling like fall? I teamed up with 4 other queer & trans artists to each give away something unique. I'm giving away a set of botanical cards & postcards featuring medicinal plants & my own photography. See the black & white drawn image 4 rows down on the right (aka. 14 posts before this one!) for your chance to win. Thanks for participating! ♡♡♡ #giveaway #queer #lgbt #herbal #gay #trans #lgbtq #pride #queerartists #queerherbalist #jewelry #jewelrydesigner #artgiveaway

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corpusritual

love seeing these friends up at their new stockist, @goodfightherbco! (and up on their website!) mostly in NY at the moment but you can also find them at @healhaus, @loveisjuniper, and @brooklynopenacupuncture— or the full line is up on my website! i’m still making them in small batches and it’s still just me. 😍🤪🙏🏻

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corpusritual

spotted these friends out in the world at @healhaus! its super fun having these babies out in the world at just a couple healing centers and acupuncture clinics. you can find them at Heal Haus, @brooklynopenacupuncture, @loveisjuniper, and soon, another spot or two TBA! and, of course, up on my website too! link in profile. ❤️🌱🧚🏻‍♂️

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manashkiikiiwe

catching up on orders all morning after a little trip & coming home to find out our house & land we’re under attack by the state. they threatened repossession of this place that my family has been for almost 15 years that sits on treaty land. in just over 24 hours we raised the money we needed to keep it in our hands. we cannot thank everyone who shared info, donated $, sent up smoke & sent encouraging words. fuck the state & property tax. no one owns anything. this is OJIBWE LAND FOREVER ✊🏽🖤 (orders will be mailed out today! miigwetch for your patience.) . . . . . . . . . #queerherbalist #anishinaabe #decolonizeyourmedicine #ftp #propertyistheft 🙃

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qtpoc_medicine

Support indigenous 2 spirit queer medicine makers✊🌱 We appreciate you @manashkiikiiwe From @manashkiikiiwe - here i am on gitchi gamii (aka lake superior) / boozhoo! mamaadweyashkka nindizhinikaaz, gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag nindoojiba, mukwa indoodem. i go by kwe & i live on the leech lake ndn reservation in northern so called minnesota. i’m two spirit / queer & use she/her pronouns. i jus wanted to take the time to introduce myself to all the followers i’ve gotten since starting this new account. i wanted to make a separate space to share and receive plant knowledge with other bipoc queer herbalists. i am a beginner but when i’m around my plant relatives i feel something like a memory deep inside of myself and it feels like i know them. so i study them and learn how to use them. there is memory knowledge in all of us and i hope i can utilize the teachings they (along w my ancestors & elders) bless me with - to teach younger generations abt these old ways & to share w communities to promote wellness & healing as a means of survival and resistance. miigwetch for reading this & connecting with me 🖤 (my online store is my main source of money making & bill paying but i *am* down for trades and have put aside donation money for ppl who can’t afford to buy from my store just dm me for more info🌿 . . . . . . . . . . #queerherbalist #anishinaabe #survivance #herbalismisnotwhite #decoloizeyourmedicine #decolonize #twospirit #2s #acab #ftp 😛

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manashkiikiiwe

here i am on gitchi gamii (aka lake superior) / boozhoo! mamaadweyashkka nindizhinikaaz, gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag nindoojiba, mukwa indoodem. i go by kwe & i live on the leech lake ndn reservation in northern so called minnesota. i’m two spirit / queer & use she/her pronouns. i jus wanted to take the time to introduce myself to all the followers i’ve gotten since starting this new account. i wanted to make a separate space to share and receive plant knowledge with other bipoc queer herbalists. i am a beginner but when i’m around my plant relatives i feel something like a memory deep inside of myself and it feels like i know them. so i study them and learn how to use them. there is memory knowledge in all of us and i hope i can utilize the teachings they (along w my ancestors & elders) bless me with - to teach younger generations abt these old ways & to share w communities to promote wellness & healing as a means of survival and resistance. miigwetch for reading this & connecting with me 🖤 (my online store is my main source of money making & bill paying but i *am* down for trades and have put aside donation money for ppl who can’t afford to buy from my store just dm me for more info🌿 . . . . . . . . . . #queerherbalist #anishinaabe #survivance #herbalismisnotwhite #decoloizeyourmedicine #decolonize #twospirit #2s #acab #ftp 😛

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bluejaguarlove

A few snapshots of queer care la! Happening now at @flora_y_tierra 811 e. 7th street, Long Beach — come out and support beautiful queer healers + herbalists of color and get some sweet heart centered support fr yourself ❤️💕🌱#queercare #queercarela #communityworkshop #earthmedicine #queerherbalist #plantmedicine

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reikiartlove

Regrann from @spiralheart.ht - In the LBC! Regrann from @flora_y_tierra - Today, August 5th autonomous pic queer space @flora_y_tierra will be hosting queer, poc, woc medicine makers and workshops! Queer Care LA: Long Beach From 1-5pm at @flora_y_tierra 811 e 7th st. Long Beach CA 90813 It's going to be super cute💓 and radical ✊ From @bluejaguarlove An amazing gathering of rad queer poc herbalists, medicine makers and healers for the next Queer Care LA. We are lovingly being hosted at @flora_y_tierra in Long Beach — and a number of new folks are joining us, including @kanavu.in.flowers + @nopalbotanicals + @brownsugarhoneychild — there will be 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! I @threeleggedcrowhealing will be there with new magic candles and amulets and bird Essences. May the earth and her wisdom embrace you hard. 1-5pm. All are welcome. Come hang out and soak up some love and community care. Mamá Maíz Workshop: Plant & Fungal Ancestors for the Resistance. In times where concern and high stress can take over our days we call upon the plant and fungal ancestors to remind us of our resilience. As the environmental climate changes so does our political climate, our earth and native habitats are fighting to survive and yet with grace and power they provide us with air, aromatics and medicine. How can we build relationships with these wise ancestors to strengthen our resilience? To nourish our bodies and tend to our nervous system? Join us in an hour gathering as we taste and sit with these plants and fungal ancestors. We will be focusing on calming herbs and adaptogens. Empowering ourselves by adding medicine to our daily ritual that will nourish and tend to our nervous system during these time of resistance. Tools for self care and rest are key! #mamamaiz #floraytierra #longbeach #queerhealer #queerherbalist #queercare #queercarela #longbeach #qtpoc #plantmedicine #wehealtogether Image by @qulturecollective - #regrann - #regrann

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colorcodedcollective

#HealingTechnologies and more @flora_y_tierra tomorrow! #sustainablecommunities . #Repost @flora_y_tierra ・・・ Tomorrow, August 5th autonomous pic queer space @flora_y_tierra will be hosting queer, poc, woc medicine makers and workshops! Queer Care LA: Long Beach From 1-5pm at @flora_y_tierra 811 e 7th st. Long Beach CA 90813 It's going to be super cute💓 and radical ✊ From @bluejaguarlove An amazing gathering of rad queer poc herbalists, medicine makers and healers for the next Queer Care LA. We are lovingly being hosted at @flora_y_tierra in Long Beach — and a number of new folks are joining us, including @kanavu.in.flowers + @nopalbotanicals + @brownsugarhoneychild — there will be 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! I @threeleggedcrowhealing will be there with new magic candles and amulets and bird Essences. May the earth and her wisdom embrace you hard. 1-5pm. All are welcome. Come hang out and soak up some love and community care. Mamá Maíz Workshop: Plant & Fungal Ancestors for the Resistance. In times where concern and high stress can take over our days we call upon the plant and fungal ancestors to remind us of our resilience. As the environmental climate changes so does our political climate, our earth and native habitats are fighting to survive and yet with grace and power they provide us with air, aromatics and medicine. How can we build relationships with these wise ancestors to strengthen our resilience? To nourish our bodies and tend to our nervous system? Join us in an hour gathering as we taste and sit with these plants and fungal ancestors. We will be focusing on calming herbs and adaptogens. Empowering ourselves by adding medicine to our daily ritual that will nourish and tend to our nervous system during these time of resistance. Tools for self care and rest are key! #mamamaiz #floraytierra #longbeach #queerhealer #queerherbalist #queercare #queercarela #longbeach #qtpoc #plantmedicine #wehealtogether Image by @qulturecollective

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flora_y_tierra

Tomorrow, August 5th autonomous pic queer space @flora_y_tierra will be hosting queer, poc, woc medicine makers and workshops! Queer Care LA: Long Beach From 1-5pm at @flora_y_tierra 811 e 7th st. Long Beach CA 90813 It's going to be super cute💓 and radical ✊ From @bluejaguarlove An amazing gathering of rad queer poc herbalists, medicine makers and healers for the next Queer Care LA. We are lovingly being hosted at @flora_y_tierra in Long Beach — and a number of new folks are joining us, including @kanavu.in.flowers + @nopalbotanicals + @brownsugarhoneychild — there will be 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! I @threeleggedcrowhealing will be there with new magic candles and amulets and bird Essences. May the earth and her wisdom embrace you hard. 1-5pm. All are welcome. Come hang out and soak up some love and community care. Mamá Maíz Workshop: Plant & Fungal Ancestors for the Resistance. In times where concern and high stress can take over our days we call upon the plant and fungal ancestors to remind us of our resilience. As the environmental climate changes so does our political climate, our earth and native habitats are fighting to survive and yet with grace and power they provide us with air, aromatics and medicine. How can we build relationships with these wise ancestors to strengthen our resilience? To nourish our bodies and tend to our nervous system? Join us in an hour gathering as we taste and sit with these plants and fungal ancestors. We will be focusing on calming herbs and adaptogens. Empowering ourselves by adding medicine to our daily ritual that will nourish and tend to our nervous system during these time of resistance. Tools for self care and rest are key! #mamamaiz #floraytierra #longbeach #queerhealer #queerherbalist #queercare #queercarela #longbeach #qtpoc #plantmedicine #wehealtogether Image by @qulturecollective

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threeleggedcrowhealing

Agreed! 🙌🏽 .... @Regrann from @mama_maiz - Tomorrow autonomous queer space ( @flora_y_tierra ) will be hosting queer, poc medicine makers and workshops! Queer Care LA: Long Beach From 1-5pm at @flora_y_tierra 811 E 7th Street, Long Beach CA An amazing gathering of rad queer poc herbalists, medicine makers and healers for the next Queer Care LA. We are lovingly being hosted at @flora_y_tierra in Long Beach — and a number of new folks are joining us, including @kanavu.in.flowers + @nopalbotanicals + @brownsugarhoneychild — there will be 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! I @threeleggedcrowhealing will be there with new magic candles and amulets and bird Essences. May the earth and her wisdom embrace you hard. 1-5pm. All are welcome. Come hang out and soak up some love and community care. #queerhealer #queerherbalist #queercare #queercarela #longbeach #qtpoc #plantmedicine #wehealtogether Image by @qulturecollective

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mama_maiz

Tomorrow, August 5th autonomous poc queer space @flora_y_tierra will be hosting queer, poc, woc medicine makers and workshops! Queer Care LA: Long Beach From 1-5pm at @flora_y_tierra 811 e 7th st. Long Beach CA 90813 It's going to be super cute💓 and radical ✊ From @bluejaguarlove An amazing gathering of rad queer poc herbalists, medicine makers and healers for the next Queer Care LA. We are lovingly being hosted at @flora_y_tierra in Long Beach — and a number of new folks are joining us, including @kanavu.in.flowers + @nopalbotanicals + @brownsugarhoneychild — there will be 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! I @threeleggedcrowhealing will be there with new magic candles and amulets and bird Essences. May the earth and her wisdom embrace you hard. 1-5pm. All are welcome. Come hang out and soak up some love and community care. Mamá Maíz Workshop: Plant & Fungal Ancestors for the Resistance. In times where concern and high stress can take over our days we call upon the plant and fungal ancestors to remind us of our resilience. As the environmental climate changes so does our political climate, our earth and native habitats are fighting to survive and yet with grace and power they provide us with air, aromatics and medicine. How can we build relationships with these wise ancestors to strengthen our resilience? To nourish our bodies and tend to our nervous system? Join us in an hour gathering as we taste and sit with these plants and fungal ancestors. We will be focusing on calming herbs and adaptogens. Empowering ourselves by adding medicine to our daily ritual that will nourish and tend to our nervous system during these time of resistance. Tools for self care and rest are key! #mamamaiz #floraytierra #longbeach #queerhealer #queerherbalist #queercare #queercarela #longbeach #qtpoc #plantmedicine #wehealtogether Image by @qulturecollective

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mothertreemedicinals

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qtpoc_medicine

We love and support this magic! Thank you for sharing your medicine @manashkiikiiwe From @manashkiikiiwe - after starting my etsy page & having sweet friends share my shop i’ve gotten a lot of followers on @ndnslang so i wanted to create an account more focused on my mashkiikii making to show more of my process & share teachings. stocked up on nettles & red clover. a lot of ppl have said the nettles tincture has helped their joint pains. additionally, it’s also high in iron, calcium, potassium and a ton of vitamins! this makes it good for ppl with debilitating periods & pregnant ppl. red clover is said to be a cancer preventative so when it popped up all over my yard this summer i took it as a sign that someone needed it. it’s also said to help pms & menopause symptoms - bloating, irritability, hot flashes etc. also some rad posters made by rad artists. #nodapl #acab #anishinaabe #herbalmedicine #queerherbalist #qtpoc #decoloizeyourmedicine

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