Clarysage Herbal Blog

Clary Sage Herbarium’s Guide to

Herbal Cold & Flu Season

·        Medicinal mushrooms: have strong anti-viral activities; Agarikon, Reishi, Chaga are my personal favorites. Mushrooms are Immuno-modulators, so they tend to be pretty safe for those with auto-immune disorders.

·        Astragalus: Has anti-viral properties- but do not use while sick as astraglus has tonifying effects and can bring a virus deeper.

Want to be a wholesale vendor?

It is so much fun to create and make things. You can make the most delicious quality medicine, or body care products- but if your labels don’t convey the quality of care you put in them, it may be a hard sell. Labels must be straight, full ingredients listed on the label, properly sealed from tampering.

Something that has been on my mind for a while is colonialism in herbalism.  How do we as a purveyor of herbs do this in the most sustainable way that we can feel truly good about?! Selling wildcrafted herbs in such large quantities just doesn't feel right anymore. Herbalism has grown exponentially and I don't believe many of our beloved plants can handle the mass harvesting.