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D.I.Y. Fridays – Making Herbal Tinctures

by Nicole Wines Tinctures are an easy way to make a powerful medicine from the herbs grown in your garden or those found throughout your yard or the wild.  Tinctures, […]

D.I.Y. Fridays – Calendula Infused Oil

by Nicole Wines This week’s D.I.Y. is a simple step-by-step tutorial on making your own calendula infused oil.  We grow calendula in all of the Raíces EcoCulture garden plots so […]

Numen – The Healing Power of Plants

by Francisco G.Gómez Syllabification: (nu·men) Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞omən/ noun (plural numina /-mənə/) the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or place. Origin: early 17th century: from Latin Above is […]

North African Plants – Treasures From The Desert

There are a wide variety of healing herbs and a powerful tradition of herbalism in the Canary Islands that refuses to sink under the pressure of urban landscapes and modern, synthetic medicine. Herbs are still used daily for common illnesses, physical vigour, and beauty, and are easily available in farmers’ markets and grown on balconies and roofs everywhere.