Botanical Blog

Damiana, Damiana, Damiana!


As Valentine’s Day is here our thoughts turn to love. And what better herb to support our sexual desires than Damiana. Damiana has been used by the Mayan people of South America as a traditional aphrodisiac and to boost sexual potency for centuries. Typically drank as a tea before lovemaking, Damiana stimulates and increases sensitivity […]

New Year Focus Teas


Happy 2018! 2017 has come to an end and we now turn our attention to a new year and new beginnings. Like many of you, I’ve made some New Year’s resolutions. And like many of you, I’ve already broken at least one of them. What is it about a new year that has us wanting […]

‘Tis the Season: Frankincense and Myrrh


‘Tis the Season. And with this season we are reminded of the birth of Jesus and the gifts bestowed on him by the Three Wise Men; Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. We all know the value of gold, but what do we know about frankincense and myrrh? What are Frankincense and Myrrh?

Rainforest Remedies


During my trek through Belize in August I was introduced to the fascinating plant Jackass Bitters, what more or less seems like a cure-all in the Mayan rainforest. Sure enough as it’s name indicates, this plant is quite bitter, and contains a potent anti-parasitic bitter compound called sesquiterpene dialdehyde. During my adventure, I was fortunate […]

A Taste of Tobago


Though a small island, the rainforest of Tobago is packed with medicinal plants, gorgeous birds, and stunning waterfalls. Check out more pictures from our trip! …My favorite plant in Tobago was called Christmas bush. Fitting for the fact that the holidays had just passed. The fresh leaves of this plant are boiled and made into a tea, […]