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The Hometown Herbalist: Herbal support during fire season

The Hometown Herbalist: Herbal support during fire season

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette Columnist In light of the smoke-filled skies we’ve been experiencing in many parts of California, I decided to put this month’s column out a few days early to offer some herbal info related to the fires. These past few weeks have been a challenge: refinery fires, wildfires, evacuations, power […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Medicinal Tea

The Hometown Herbalist: Medicinal Tea

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Special to the Gazette Of all the wonders that the herbal world bestows, my favorite medicine almost always comes in the form of tea. Putting the kettle on, choosing the herbs, waiting for the brew to complete, and finally – the settle in and sip. No matter how you lay it […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Backyard Herbalism

The Hometown Herbalist: Backyard Herbalism

| May 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

May Day flowers are popping up all over, and as the abundance of Spring ripples throughout the area, it has us all enjoying this beautiful time of year in the East Bay. While I’ve been savoring the abundance of cool-season herbs like cleavers and chickweed, as the days warm and summer prepares to set it […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Why Herbs?

The Hometown Herbalist: Why Herbs?

| April 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Special to the Gazette When I was growing up, my mom had a plethora of remedies that she would use with me whenever I got sick. She had a kitchen cabinet full of herbs and spices, and a pantry full of food that she somehow seemed to magically weave together, into […]

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