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Winter Solstice Rituals, Lore & Plant Medicine

Winter Solstice Rituals, Lore & Plant Medicine

Posted by Jules Benefico, Certified Clinical Herbalist on Dec 7th 2021

The Winter Solstice, celebrated as Yule (or Jól) in many European pagan traditions, is the darkest and shortest day of the year. The occasion marks a turning point, and though months of winter lie ahe … read more
Plant Poisons & Potions in Lore, Magic & Medicine

Plant Poisons & Potions in Lore, Magic & Medicine

Posted by Benjamin Zappin, LAc on Oct 27th 2021

Autumn, and in particular Samhain (pronounced “SOW-wehn” and translated as “summer’s end”), is a time when herbs for introspection and transcendence are used to connect with sublimated aspects of o … read more
Herbs to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

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

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
Spring Equinox Rituals, Health Tips & Recipes

Spring Equinox Rituals, Health Tips & Recipes

Posted by Jules Benefico, Certified Clinical Herbalist on Mar 15th 2021

The vernal equinox, also called Ostara, is a time to invite equilibrium and renewal into the mind, body, and spirit. Day and night are equal length, and each day after is longer than the one before … read more
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