Category Archives: Tree Medicine

Working with Sacred Smoke

Smudge sticks or smudge wands are bundles of herbs that are traditionally burned during ceremony or for purification purposes. I also use smudge sticks and other types of incense/smudge to Cleanse and bless homes, Clear imprint energy in a space, … Continue reading

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Sweet Gum Tree (Liquidambar styraciflua)

Sweet Gum is becoming well loved in the herbal community because it is known as an amazing ingredient in cold and flu formulas. It contains shikimic acid in its infertile seeds; the same ingredient found in the Star Anise tree … Continue reading

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Tulip Poplar Medicine (Liriodendron tulipifera)

I remember when tulip poplar first made her presence known to me. I was sitting on my patio in the back yard, and I kept hearing this *swish swish swish* sound as the wind moved through the leaves, making them shimmy … Continue reading

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Pine trees, Incense + Owl Medicine

Okayso. Lemme tell you about my afternoon. I came home from work, walked out to my mailbox, and saw a pine limb down from the storms.  Well, after I picked that limb up, I looked ahead and saw another one.  … Continue reading

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Mimosa, “Silk Tree”, Albizia julibrissin

Albizia julibrissin is one of my favorite tree medicines. I most often make a tincture of the blooms, leaves/stems and inner bark of limbs. I have also infused the blooms in honey. Many people dry the blooms and the inner … Continue reading

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American Beech Tree (Fagus grandifolia)

Meet my favorite Beech tree. She and I have been hanging out together since this past winter when I first noticed her gorgeous leaves still hanging from her limbs. The leaves remain on Beech until after Winter is over and … Continue reading

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Crab Apple

I have the most wonderful little crab apple trees.  I can’t say I always loved them; several of them are quite old and worn out.  They are falling apart, and sometimes only one or two branches on an entire tree … Continue reading

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Evergreens/Conifers

I have been working recently with evergreens/conifers.  The evergreens in my yard (and nearby) are Southern Red Cedar, Short leaf Pine (yellow pine), bald cypress and Holly. I haven’t quite figured out what to do with Holly except to bring … Continue reading

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