This vegan green soup is loaded with fiber and fragrant herbs

January 14, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC A green smoothie is maybe my favorite way to “veg” out. But sometimes I switch it up with Elisa Marshall’s nourishing green herb velouté. “It’s like comfort in a bowl,” says Marshall, founder and designer of Maman, a french bakery, café, and restaurant with locations in New York, … Continue reading This vegan green soup is loaded with fiber and fragrant herbs

Horsetail herb is one of the oldest remedies on Earth—here’s exactly how to use it

December 26, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC After overindulging in stress, unhealthy stress-coping mechanisms (read: wine), and blood-pressure raising political discussions with climate change-denying relatives, I’m looking forward to January, my favorite month of the year and also prime time for optimizing personal wellness. To prep, I’ve begun to entertain the side of myself that’s … Continue reading Horsetail herb is one of the oldest remedies on Earth—here’s exactly how to use it

I’m a health coach—this is the herbal tonic I drink anytime I feel bloated

December 25, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC I spent the majority of my 20s toting Tums in my purse, popping ’em like candy any time I felt a bout of bloat come my way. Eating healthy was not really on my radar then. My pantry was stocked with food that had an expiration date 10 … Continue reading I’m a health coach—this is the herbal tonic I drink anytime I feel bloated

Meet the energy-boosting herb that legitimately tastes delicious

November 07, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC This herb has been associated with longevity *and* healthy energy levels? Sign us up. There’s a reason why Starbucks is just as busy in the afternoon as it is during the morning rush: having enough energy to get through the whole day is a struggle and a half. … Continue reading Meet the energy-boosting herb that legitimately tastes delicious

Parsley tea isn’t the only way to reap the perks of the healthy herb

September 11, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC Parsley is more than just a garnish. Check out the health benefits in this video.  When it comes to parsley, healthy eaters tend to use it in two ways: as a garnish, or to sip as tea. (We sure do love our herbal teas!) But before you start … Continue reading Parsley tea isn’t the only way to reap the perks of the healthy herb

4 herbs that will help your body become a collagen-making machine

August 28, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC A cool drink that boosts collagen production? Get the recipe. In the span of a few years, collagen has gone from whispered-about beauty booster to mainstream healthy all-star. The nutrient—which contains 18 amino acids, including eight essential amino acids—does everything from reduce wrinkles, strengthen hair, and improve digestive … Continue reading 4 herbs that will help your body become a collagen-making machine

These herbs, flowers, and plants will help make your home an insect-free zone

August 24, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC You know the insect prob has gotten bad when opening a window leads to a whole internal debate: How much fresh air is worth a swarm of gnats moving in? Hmm, maybe if I wear a hoodie and sweats I can sit on the porch with my wine … Continue reading These herbs, flowers, and plants will help make your home an insect-free zone

How a novice herbalist uses plant medicine in her daily routine

July 28, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Want to learn more about the power of plant medicine? Watch the video here. Sometimes grounding ourselves to feel like real humans (rather than an “airy, fragmented all-over-the-place” version of ourselves) requires more than a few deep breaths. For Sara Elise, owner of woman-led and collaboratively run Brooklyn-based … Continue reading How a novice herbalist uses plant medicine in her daily routine

3 smoothie add-ins for happier skin, according to LA’s top Chinese herb expert

April 04, 2019 at 06:57AM by CWC Last Thursday I found myself sitting at a bar at 11 am, listening intently as a man my dad’s age gave me beauty tips. Okay, relax: At this watering hole, legendary Los Angeles health food emporium and elixir bar Dragon Herbs, the strongest thing on the menu is … Continue reading 3 smoothie add-ins for happier skin, according to LA’s top Chinese herb expert

Wormwood is an ancient herb with lots of health promise—here’s what to know before trying it

March 30, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Ah, yes. Wormwood. Your go-to supplement. JK. Unless you’re well-versed in Traditional Chinese Medicine, wormwood (also known as qinghao) probably doesn’t have much name recognition. For starters, it’s an herb with a strong bitter flavor. It’s also the main ingredient in vermouth and absinthe, the alcoholic drink responsible … Continue reading Wormwood is an ancient herb with lots of health promise—here’s what to know before trying it

Jennifer Garner’s lesson in drying herbs spiced up my life

March 22, 2019 at 09:48AM by CWC Everyone needs a hobby. For me, it’s doing my best to be a good #plantmom. And for Jennifer Garner, according to a recent Instagram post, it’s drying herbs to use in everyday recipes and home decor. As the host of  #PretendCookingShow, it’s only natural that Garner dries her … Continue reading Jennifer Garner’s lesson in drying herbs spiced up my life

If cold and flu season is wrecking your life, slippery elm might be just the herb for you

March 12, 2019 at 01:54PM by CWC Even though spring is apparently upon us (buh-bye, Daylight Saving Time), we all are still stuck with an especially clingy cold and flu season this year. And if you’re dealing with a sore throat or cough that just won’t quit, here’s one remedy besides tea and honey that you … Continue reading If cold and flu season is wrecking your life, slippery elm might be just the herb for you