We are so excited to partner with ALMAS Alianza de Mujeres Activas y Solidarias (Women’s Action and Solidarity Alliance) of The Graton Day Labor Center in the creation of a non-toxic, plant based cleaning guide. The synthetic chemicals, specifically those included in product fragrance, are […]
The Botanical Bus wellness workshops empower indigenous knowledge of herbal medicine through the exchange of remedies, recipes and medicine made in community. Driven by the proven success of the self-healing community model, the free weekly workshops cultivate leadership and empower holistic health by-the-people, for-the- people.
The Botanical Bus mobile herb clinic will connect community members with integrative care from clinical herbalists, certified nutritionists and naturopathic doctors for a sliding scale donation.
Our bus arrives at community gardens, Latinx health centers and social justice events with a full herbal apothecary to provide private consultations and low-cost herbal medicine. Our bilingual practitioners are committed to providing the highest quality of care in an accessible, safe, and nourishing environment.
We like the whole ingredients of this agua fresca that include nopales, antioxidant rich parsley and pineapple. Nopales or nopalitos are the pads of the nopal or prickly pear cactus, well known for its high antioxidant, vitamin, mineral, and fiber content. Nopales contain quercitin, a […]
The wonders of raw garlic are countless. Abuelita’s (Grandma’s) cure-all remedy is rich anti-biotic and antiviral properties. Daily inclusion of raw garlic in your diet can regulate blood sugar, reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, improve digestive health and enhance immune function. But […]
In the highlands of Peru, where Georgina was born, this beverage is prepared every morning in large batches and sent with the men into the fields to sustain wellness during long workdays. The corn silk and horsetail nourish kidney, liver and prostate in the reduction of water retention and the elimination of toxins. The Peruvian, wide-leaf plantain, is Georgina’s go to remedy for promoting the health of mucosal membranes throughout the body, specifically in the respiratory tract.
24 oz water
1 tsp. barley, toasted
1 tsp. flax seeds
1 cup pineapple skin and core, chopped
¼ cup horsetail
¼ cup plantain leaf
¼ cup corn silk
¼ cup alfalfa
stevia or local raw honey to taste
To make 1 small pitcher: In covered pot, simmer barley, flax, pineapple, horsetail, corn silk in 24 oz water for about 20 min. Remove from heat and add plantain leaf and alfalfa, and let steep for an additional 20 min. Stir in stevia or honey to taste.
Our first workshop in the community garden at Corazon Healdsburg felt like picnic lunch with old friends. We stared in the garden, harvesting Calendula flowers for next month’s medicine oil making workshop. Dozens of radical Calendula plants have broken free of their garden beds to […]