We Go Overboard with Quality Testing—Here’s Why

Posted by Élan Sudberg & Benjamin Zappin, LAc on Jun 25th 2021

Herbalism was  humankind’s first medicine option. But when “Big Pharma” was born, the business interests behind it got to work discrediting herbal remedies, recasting them as “snake oil,” or … read more
Herbs to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Posted by Jules Benefico, Certified Clinical Herbalist on Jun 1st 2021

The summer solstice is the lightest and longest day of the year, as the sun is at its peak and Mother Nature is fully blossomed. This is a time of celebration of the light and also honoring that th … read more
How to Make & Use Flower Essences

Posted by Jules Benefico, Certified Clinical Herbalist on May 17th 2021

When it comes to natural remedies, you’ll often hear about herbal tea blends, botanical tinctures, and essential oils—and we love and embrace all these preparations here at Five Flavors Herbs. H … read more
The Five Flavors in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted by Ingrid Bauer, M.D., M.S. & Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac. on May 11th 2021

Many traditional medicinal systems—including Ayurveda, Unani-Tib, and ancient European medicine—have recognized a link between how different ingredients taste and how they affect the body. Here at … read more
Herbal Tinctures for Natural Health Support

Posted by Ingrid Bauer, M.D., M.S. on May 1st 2021

As long as humans have been gathering and cultivating plants, we have faced the challenge of preserving the harvest. When it comes to medicinal plants, capturing the beneficial properties of these … read more