All Things Herbal

  • Autumn Hours for the Botanical Dispensary

    The early signs of Autumn are upon us at the Botanical Dispensary here in Winlaw, BC. We are excited to…

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  • A Tale of Turmeric, The Quest for Whole Plant Medicine

    A Tale of Turmeric, The Quest for Whole Plant Medicine By Colleen Emery, RHT (CHAofBC) Steeped in Indian culture, Turmeric…

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  • Herb of the Month: Violet

    Violet’s spring blossoms are some of the first flowers to arrive after the solitude of Winter has left us. Their…

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  • Simply Cinnamon

    Cinnamon Cinnamomum cassia/burmannii Cinnamomum zeylanicum/verum I have a great fondness for the herbs we have in our kitchens, that we…

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  • Time to Build

    Turning the page into the new calendar year somehow enlists a huge cleansing craze and media blitz encouraging us to start fresh by introducing certain agents that help to purge out the toxicity of the year gone by. I find this ‘tradition’ to be one that is so unseasonably inaccurate it causes more harm than good. Cleansing the body, detoxification, takes energy and one needs access to live, fresh foods, full of nutrition and vitality to assist in the great task of taking out the garbage.  Winter is a time to naturally slow down, reserve our energies and resources, build and nourish.

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  • Fermentation and Seasonal Changes

    Fermentation and Seasonal Changes The benefits of including Fermented Foods in the diet has widely been documented and reported. What…

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  • Herb of the Month: Dandelion

    HERB OF THE MONTH! Dandelion Taraxacum officinale I have a deeply committed, long-term relationship with Dandelion, it being the first herb…

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  • Loving the Lymph System: Our Spring Freshet

      Loving the Lymph System: Our Spring Freshet The beginnings of Spring mark the start of the journey of emerging:…

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  • Herb of the Month: Astragalus

    Astragalus, Astragalus membranaceus What brought me to want to share the knowledge of this herb was the intensity to which…

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  • Emery Herbals Celebrates Five Years in Winlaw!

    February 2017 marks Emery Herbals fifth year of business in Winlaw! Six years ago Colleen, along with her husband and…

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