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Any kind of healing tenderness to the Cooch is of great benefit to humanity and the earth at large. Treating vaginal issues can be challenging! Yeast, Bacterial vaginosis, and atrophy are all issues that are difficult to resolve. As a healer, Coochie Steams have been a great asset to my practice as a DIY for […]
Black Locust Tree History and Uses Black locust trees, Robinia pseudoacacia or false Acacia, are abundant in our Sierra Foothills. The trees were probably brought here by the Europeans in the mining days. On my recent trip to Southern California, I discovered them in my old stomping grounds in Topanga! They are a fast growing hardwood. […]
Welcome to a visual tale of what happens behind the door of Anna’s office. You are encouraged to imagine the smells and feelings that come with it. Thank you to the lovely artist Kathy Frey for the photos!
Early Memories of Sorrel Soup My first job beyond babysitting was at 12 years old at a print shop in San Francisco, HJ Carl & Sons, on Capp Street. We constructed, deconstructed, and hung metal print plates, flyers, and posters of recipes for local restaurants every Saturday. Lunch was delivered warm from Jack’s restaurant, and […]
VIOLET GELATINE My favorite food to make for dear friends who are recovering from any major life transition is gello! I spell it with a “g” because it is different than our childhood treat. It is made with grass fed gelatin (available at HAALo) and because you can create your own amazing flavors as wild […]
WILD CALIFORNIAN ROSE HIPS, A.K.A. JIN YING ZI: A Native Local and Traditional Chinese Plant Food Medicine! Written by Anna Wederitsch LAc Ah, the rose. Though most cherished for its intoxicating heart nourishing and heart opening (and heart qi moving) essential oil, few realize the potent healing properties contained in its fruit, hips, or haws as […]
Right before I was about to give birth to my firstborn Cypress, my dear sister friend and fairy godmother to our boys, Deborah Mahgen shared with me a Persian stew that contained fresh fenugreek. We both got so excited about this for postpartum for me! I made it right before giving birth, a huge batch […]
MONK BALLS FRESH ON THE VINE When I was asked to create the Chinese herb pharmacy in our small town’s herb shop, HAALo, one of the first herbs I brought in was monk fruit. It has come to be known as Monk balls in our town because of its legendary use by the Guilin monks. […]
If there isnt an essential oil of this plant, there should be. The smell is of thick warm summer coming on, with sticky orange minty maple syrup fenugreek. When you see this plant I highly recommend stroking it and rubbing its perfume on your neck. It will be with you all day long. This is […]