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Milky Oat Seeds

Avena sativa The milky oat seeds are collected when the seeds of the oat are still green and in the “milky” stage. When you squeeze the seed you’ll see that milky liquid. This is usually tinctured fresh. Avena sativa is an extremely helpful herb for nourishing the nervous system, especially in cases of nervous exhaustion. …

Eating the Rainbow: Green

When we look at plants, the color green seems to be present in almost all of them. The presence of green tells us something about the plant – it contains chlorophyll. What’s chlorophyll? Chlorophyll is a green pigment in plants with a very similar structure to hemoglobin. The only difference is the central molecule; in …

Eating The Rainbow: Red

The color red represents so many things: power, fire, passion, blood, lust, energy, war… it’s certainly attention grabbing (and healthy!) Red fruits and veggies are full of antioxidants that have been shown to help fight cancer and heart disease, increase the health of your immune system and growth of hair, nails and promote healthy skin. …

Antioxidants

Antioxidant has been a popular buzzword for years. The phrase “eat the rainbow” has been used as a way to encourage us to eat a variety of colors (and no, I don’t mean Skittles) What exactly ARE antioxidants and where can we find them? Plants produce antioxidants as a way to combat the free-radicals that …

Apple Pie Immunity Bites

As the temperature drops, oftentimes, our immune defenses go down with it. Check out our video on YouTube to learn some fun ways to incorporate immune-supporting herbs into your daily routine. We’ll also whip up some tasty, apple pie-flavored protein/energy balls are fortified with: adaptogens anti-inflammatories immune-system modulators These will help keep your immune system …

Borage

Borage is one of our favorite plants to grow throughout our homestead. But we get particularly beautiful, large ones growing in our hoop-house alongside our tomatoes, peppers, melons and cucumbers. They make incredible pollinator attractors, but did you know that borage is also a popular food choice employed in various recipes in the Mediterranean? The …