Image Jennileen Joseph ImagePractitioner

Calling all plant lovers...what are your favorite herbs to work with and why?

My love of plants is deep...and my faves shift by the day lol. Lately I've been falling in love with olive leaf, as I've been spending a lot of time in Northern California and olive trees are everywhere. Olive leaf is loaded with antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory. I've been making it as a preventative tea and LOVING it! How about you all...what herbs do you love and how are you using them these days?

Nov 23, 2022 4
Image Nico Vazquez

I love rosehips! I make rosehip and vervain tea all the time to help with restful sleep and anytime I even think I'll get sick I drink rosehip and honey tea religiously haha. They're both spiritually and physically very good for you I'm always keeping well stocked.
Nov 29, 2022
Image Jennileen Joseph

awwww I love that you are so in love with rosehips! I harvested them for the first time a year ago and really love them as a tea and oil. What kinda vervain do you use? I've gotten to harvest a bunch of blue vervain (Verbena Macdouglii) here in New Mexico and was super excited to learn about all the ways its been deeply revered the world over.
Nov 30, 2022
Image Ali Coyne

In a medicinal way, I’ve only worked with a few so far. My favorites are thyme, lemon balm, lavender, oregano, and Damiana. In the winter, my sinuses are usually in an uproar, so I make a broth heavy on the thyme, and add others like oregano, ginger, and garlic. Dries everything up, and helps with wet coughs, too! I have sleep issues, too, so anything I can blend with lemon balm is a go-to for me. Lemon balm & mugwort for dreams! Lemon balm, Motherwort, & ashwagandah for sleep & long term anxiety relief. Etc. Shockingly enough, I had no idea that lavender is a fabulous antiseptic, so I’ve made a salve with that and a few others for minor skin abrasions. … Herbs are fascinating! And it just reaffirms that the Earth will heal is if we let her. In terms of magic? Cinnamon & basil for attracting money. Mint as an amplifier. Bay for intention. Sage, eucalyptus, rosemary for cleansing… I have a book called Plant Witchery by Juliet Diaz. It’s like a magical/medicinal herb Bible for me. 200+ plants are listed with their medicinal, spiritual, magical properties. I highly recommend.
Nov 30, 2022
Image Jennileen Joseph

it's an amazing journey working with plants on every level. That broth is a classic example of food as medicine. You're making me hungry lol!
Dec 04, 2022