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February Things We Love – Urban Moonshine

Seed catalogs What keeps us Vermonters sane through the dark days of winter, freezing temperatures and piles of snow? Dreaming about planting our gardens in the spring. In January my dad starts the countdown ‘128 days until we will be fighting off the blackflies weeding the garden’. By early ...

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Mood-Brightening Herbal Beverages for Late Winter

These late winter months often tease us with spring like sunshine but mostly consist of snowstorms, freezing temps, and gray skies. Our moods tend to be a little all over the place, too, leaving our bodies in confusing states. As we await the arrival of spring,  our spirits are definitely in ...

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Solutions: Four Herbs To Calm Your Nervous Stomach

We all know the feeling; we get a little queasy or bloated, there's a tight knot in the pit of our belly or those nervous butterflies. Sometimes, our body rejects whatever we just ate, other times, nervousness and the body's response to occasional stress can show up as symptoms in our gut, as ...

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DIY Golden Milk with Immune-Supporting Herbs

Golden Milk, or Turmeric Milk, is a traditional Indian and Ayurvedic beverage typically drunk before bed and has recently gained momentum here in the West. This healing rhizome has been celebrated as a cooking spice, a dye, and a medicinal herb in India for over 3,000 years. Used and prized in ...

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Gratitude: bitters and wild American herbalism

Celebrating the diversity of plants, people, and traditionsWe live in a connected world. Not connected by the threads of modern human-to-human telecommunication (though these links have catalyzed big changes), but by our interactions with the plants, animals, mushrooms, microbes, soil and ...

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January Things We Love – Urban Moonshine

  Welcome to a new decade! It's been a healthy start, and we are enjoying the cozy nights, and setting new intentions for the year to come. With anxiety about the state of our world, we have been turning to some simple routines to nourish ourselves. Sometimes it feels like time is moving too ...

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Echinacea, elderberry, and beyond – Urban Moonshine

Traditional warming strategies for seasonal wellness to bring winter comfort and immune support Embedded now in the colder months, our thoughts turn to comfort and wellness: during this time of year, that can often mean seeking out immune support. And if you look around at apothecaries and ...

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DIY Adaptogenic Hot Cocoa – Urban Moonshine

An adaptogenic and soothing herbal beverage A calming, adaptogenic hot cocoa that nourishes and supports the nervous system.* It's the perfect thing to drink on our own for some self- love and care, or with a loved one. The combination of cardiovascular support from the cacao and nervous ...

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February Things We Love – Urban Moonshine

February, observed as the month of love, should actually be an excuse to dive into self-care and self-love. Treating ourselves with kindness, new respect, and little indulgences make us better humans, and more able to be in conscious relationships with our partners, families, kids, and ...

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Adaptogens: an introduction

Herbal gifts for balanced energy (without the stimulants) Harmony. To a musician, the concept is familiar: notes in a chord resonate together, reinforcing each other and expanding the sound. The math behind this--“constructive interference” of waveforms leading to a pleasing synergy--seems far ...

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Spring Tonics – Urban Moonshine

Spring is a time of waking up; of bursting forth into the world. Winter’s stillness is replaced by a surge of energy and action.  It’s also a time of clearing out any clutter that has accumulated over the cold, dark slower months of the year. We harness the season’s energy as we embark on ...

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