DR. CHRISTOPHER HOBBS is a fourth-generation, internationally renowned herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, author, clinician, botanist, mycologist, and research scientist with over 35 years of experience with herbal medicine.

Christopher has a doctorate from UC Berkeley in phylogenetics, evolutionary biology and phytochemistry. He is also a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild.

This site is dedicated to all who love and are inspired by the natural world, especially the green world and kingdom Fungi.

Living well, in the age of anxiety.
Three part webinar series with.
Dr. Christopher Hobbs and Rainya Dann 

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Anxiety looms large, casting shadows on our well-being and leaving us grasping for relief. But what if the path to peace wasn’t hidden but waiting to be uncovered? Join our enlightening three-part webinar series, led by experts Dr. Christopher Hobbs and Rainya Dann, as we dive into the complex world of anxiety.

This transformative 3-part webinar workshop is designed to equip you with the knowledge, tools, and insights needed to understand and conquer anxiety in today’s fast-paced life.

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Living well, in the age of anxiety.
Three part webinar series with.
Dr. Christopher Hobbs and Rainya Dann

Click the link for more information or to enroll .

Anxiety looms large, casting shadows on our well-being and leaving us grasping for relief. But what if the path to peace wasn’t hidden but waiting to be uncovered? Join our enlightening three-part webinar series, led by experts Dr. Christopher Hobbs and Rainya Dann, as we dive into the complex world of anxiety.

This transformative 3-part webinar workshop is designed to equip you with the knowledge, tools, and insights needed to understand and conquer anxiety in today’s fast-paced life.

🌿 https://christopherhobbs.com/living-well/. 🌿
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Juniper berries and Urinary Tract Infections

Juniper berries, derived from the coniferous Juniperus plant, have a rich history of traditional use dating back centuries. In various cultures, these small, blue-purple berries (really fleshy cones) have been employed for their potential to address urinary tract infections (UTIs) and related ailments. Their diuretic properties were harnessed to increase urine production, aiding in the elimination of toxins and potentially flushing out bacteria from the urinary system. Juniper berries were often brewed into herbal teas or tinctures and consumed as a remedy for UTIs and kidney issues.

In modern clinical settings, juniper berries have retained their significance as a potential complementary approach to managing UTIs, and often prescribed by naturopathic physicians for this purpose. The berries contain active compounds such as terpenes, flavonoids, and essential oils, which are believed to possess antibacterial properties. Juniper berries’ diuretic action may help increase urine flow, potentially assisting in the elimination of pathogens from the urinary tract. However, it’s important to note that while juniper berries may offer support, for active infections, individuals seeking to utilize juniper berries for UTI relief should consult a healthcare professional to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.

For prevention of UTIs, 1 dropperful of the tincture can be used, twice daily with cranberry juice in a little water.

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Juniper berries and Urinary Tract Infections

Juniper berries, derived from the coniferous Juniperus plant, have a rich history of traditional use dating back centuries. In various cultures, these small, blue-purple berries (really fleshy cones) have been employed for their potential to address urinary tract infections (UTIs) and related ailments. Their diuretic properties were harnessed to increase urine production, aiding in the elimination of toxins and potentially flushing out bacteria from the urinary system. Juniper berries were often brewed into herbal teas or tinctures and consumed as a remedy for UTIs and kidney issues.

In modern clinical settings, juniper berries have retained their significance as a potential complementary approach to managing UTIs, and often prescribed by naturopathic physicians for this purpose. The berries contain active compounds such as terpenes, flavonoids, and essential oils, which are believed to possess antibacterial properties. Juniper berries’ diuretic action may help increase urine flow, potentially assisting in the elimination of pathogens from the urinary tract. However, it’s important to note that while juniper berries may offer support, for active infections, individuals seeking to utilize juniper berries for UTI relief should consult a healthcare professional to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.

For prevention of UTIs, 1 dropperful of the tincture can be used, twice daily with cranberry juice in a little water.

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A classic and highly revered herbal remedy, especially for nervous system and respiratory tract problems.
So easy to grow and beautiful to have in the garden. This is a rather low-dose herb so growing one plant can make a half a pint of the tincture and experiment with it. In line. 
thanks for watching, sending out green herbal blessings the day after herb day.
I hope your spring will be full of beauty and magic. More time in the garden whether it’s small or large, or even in pots. We are caring on an ancient tradition of healing through connectedness with nature or source of all blessings..
Christopher Hobbs 
#herb 
#selfcare

A classic and highly revered herbal remedy, especially for nervous system and respiratory tract problems.
So easy to grow and beautiful to have in the garden. This is a rather low-dose herb so growing one plant can make a half a pint of the tincture and experiment with it. In line.
thanks for watching, sending out green herbal blessings the day after herb day.
I hope your spring will be full of beauty and magic. More time in the garden whether it’s small or large, or even in pots. We are caring on an ancient tradition of healing through connectedness with nature or source of all blessings..
Christopher Hobbs
#herb
#selfcare
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importance and benefits of ephedra species from North America in herbal medicine. 
See the article link below for more information.

Ephedra nevadensis, and perhaps a few other species have been called Mormon, tea, twig, tea, or joint fir.
It is the common inhabitant of many deserts in the western United States.
Asian and European species of ephedra can contain the stimulant alkaloids, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.
In north America, a federal species don’t contain these alkaloids, or at a very low level. However, they do have many beneficial, phenolic compounds, other alkaloids, and numerous other active compounds.

Here is a link to a short article about the health benefits of North American species commonly called Mormon Tea.

https://www.dropbox.com/t/nfb88mNdtm6UNdA2

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The genus Ephedra is a group of gymnosperm plants that belong to the family Ephedraceae. These plants are commonly known as jointfirs or horsetails due to their unique appearance, characterized by the segmented and jointed stems that resemble the structure of horsetails. Ephedra species are distributed across various regions, with a significant presence in arid and semi-arid environments. While many Ephedra species are found in Asia and other parts of the world, North America is also home to several species of this genus.

importance and benefits of ephedra species from North America in herbal medicine.
See the article link below for more information.

Ephedra nevadensis, and perhaps a few other species have been called Mormon, tea, twig, tea, or joint fir.
It is the common inhabitant of many deserts in the western United States.
Asian and European species of ephedra can contain the stimulant alkaloids, ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.
In north America, a federal species don’t contain these alkaloids, or at a very low level. However, they do have many beneficial, phenolic compounds, other alkaloids, and numerous other active compounds.

Here is a link to a short article about the health benefits of North American species commonly called Mormon Tea.

https://www.dropbox.com/t/nfb88mNdtm6UNdA2

Sign up for my newsletter, and receive notices of upcoming webinars and classes.

You can sign up on my website for more herbal and fungal-based practice and research and notices of upcoming webinars and live classes.
www.christopherhobbs.common

Upcoming webinars include “Being Well in the Age of Anxiety,” “What’s Bugging You? An exploration of new research on the new research and understanding of the important functions and health benefits of our microbiome, and how to keep it balanced and diverse for optimum health.

Check my new book, Medicinal Mushrooms, the Essential Guide.

The genus Ephedra is a group of gymnosperm plants that belong to the family Ephedraceae. These plants are commonly known as jointfirs or horsetails due to their unique appearance, characterized by the segmented and jointed stems that resemble the structure of horsetails. Ephedra species are distributed across various regions, with a significant presence in arid and semi-arid environments. While many Ephedra species are found in Asia and other parts of the world, North America is also home to several species of this genus.
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I hope you can join me for a free online hour event where I discuss some news from the Psychedelic Science 2023 conference in downtown Denver recently. We had 12,000 people attending from all over the world.
Psychedelics like psilocybin mushrooms have been allies of humans for thousands of years, and we need them more than ever now. So much going on in the world that leads us to the conclusion that a worldwide shift of consciousness is just what we need to be better stewards of this beautiful planet, our mother, and the many of species that depend on her.
In Microdosing With Mushrooms: Explore Leading-Edge Research on How Psychedelic Mushrooms Can Elevate Your Mind, Body & Spirit with me…
… you’ll explore the latest in psychedelic mushroom science, delving into key findings on the legalities and science of working with psilocybin mushrooms — specifically through the power of microdosing — for those curious about how this approach can support their healing journey.
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Hi Friends,
Please join me by clicking here:
https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/mwmCH/chrisrhobbs/

I hope you can join me for a free online hour event where I discuss some news from the Psychedelic Science 2023 conference in downtown Denver recently. We had 12,000 people attending from all over the world.
Psychedelics like psilocybin mushrooms have been allies of humans for thousands of years, and we need them more than ever now. So much going on in the world that leads us to the conclusion that a worldwide shift of consciousness is just what we need to be better stewards of this beautiful planet, our mother, and the many of species that depend on her.
In Microdosing With Mushrooms: Explore Leading-Edge Research on How Psychedelic Mushrooms Can Elevate Your Mind, Body & Spirit with me…
… you’ll explore the latest in psychedelic mushroom science, delving into key findings on the legalities and science of working with psilocybin mushrooms — specifically through the power of microdosing — for those curious about how this approach can support their healing journey.
We hope you’re able to catch the event as scheduled. But if you register and miss it, you’ll receive a downloadable recording as soon as it’s available: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/mwmCH/chrisrhobbs/
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The prince mushroom is big, bold, and beautiful!
It was related to the button mushrooms in the genus Agaricus. Grows at the edge of conifers in duff.
These are mature mushrooms, and it’s always best to pick them when they’re slightly younger, or even buttons. They’re so big that even the buttons can feed several people. 
They’re really hard to mistake for any other mushroom. There’s a golden color with spots marking the top. Chocolate brown spores if you take a spore print.
Slice them up stirfry in butter or olive oil as a side dish or in stirfry’s . Nic the bottom and smell, it should smell like marzipan or an almondy sent.
#fungus 
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The prince mushroom is big, bold, and beautiful!
It was related to the button mushrooms in the genus Agaricus. Grows at the edge of conifers in duff.
These are mature mushrooms, and it’s always best to pick them when they’re slightly younger, or even buttons. They’re so big that even the buttons can feed several people.
They’re really hard to mistake for any other mushroom. There’s a golden color with spots marking the top. Chocolate brown spores if you take a spore print.
Slice them up stirfry in butter or olive oil as a side dish or in stirfry’s . Nic the bottom and smell, it should smell like marzipan or an almondy sent.
#fungus
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Imagine the surprise of the first human who dared to eat some of the dried latex from this extremely bitter herb! They had a very sound sleep and suddenly the pain from battling some beast of the forest disappeared!
 
Opium is derived from the opium poppy plant, scientifically known as Papaver somniferum. The opium poppy is native to the eastern Mediterranean region but is cultivated in various parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The plant produces a sticky, milky substance called latex, which is obtained by making incisions in the unripe seed pods. The latex contains a mixture of alkaloids, including morphine, codeine, and thebaine, which are the active compounds responsible for the effects of opium. After extraction, the latex can be processed further to produce various opium-based products such as opium tincture, morphine, or heroin. It is worth noting that opium and its derivatives are controlled substances due to their potential for abuse and addiction.

Opium has a rich and complex history that spans thousands of years. Its origins can be traced back to ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia and Egypt, where it was primarily used for its analgesic and sedative properties. In the 19th century, the active compounds in opium, including morphine and codeine, were isolated and studied, leading to advancements in the field of pharmacology. However, the addictive nature of opium became apparent, giving rise to concerns over its widespread use. In modern times, opium and its derivatives continue to be used as potent painkillers, particularly in medical settings. However, strict regulations and controlled prescription practices have been implemented to combat the risk of addiction and abuse.
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This video is for educational purposes only. Opium is a schedule one substance. 
If you happen to be with the DEA or other drug enforcement agencies, we did not scrape the dried latex, and this post is for historical perspective only.

Thanks for watching 
Dr Christopher hobbs

Imagine the surprise of the first human who dared to eat some of the dried latex from this extremely bitter herb! They had a very sound sleep and suddenly the pain from battling some beast of the forest disappeared!

Opium is derived from the opium poppy plant, scientifically known as Papaver somniferum. The opium poppy is native to the eastern Mediterranean region but is cultivated in various parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The plant produces a sticky, milky substance called latex, which is obtained by making incisions in the unripe seed pods. The latex contains a mixture of alkaloids, including morphine, codeine, and thebaine, which are the active compounds responsible for the effects of opium. After extraction, the latex can be processed further to produce various opium-based products such as opium tincture, morphine, or heroin. It is worth noting that opium and its derivatives are controlled substances due to their potential for abuse and addiction.

Opium has a rich and complex history that spans thousands of years. Its origins can be traced back to ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia and Egypt, where it was primarily used for its analgesic and sedative properties. In the 19th century, the active compounds in opium, including morphine and codeine, were isolated and studied, leading to advancements in the field of pharmacology. However, the addictive nature of opium became apparent, giving rise to concerns over its widespread use. In modern times, opium and its derivatives continue to be used as potent painkillers, particularly in medical settings. However, strict regulations and controlled prescription practices have been implemented to combat the risk of addiction and abuse.
Click the link in my profile to go to my website and you can sign up to receive my newsletter an notices of coming webinars and live classes.

This video is for educational purposes only. Opium is a schedule one substance.
If you happen to be with the DEA or other drug enforcement agencies, we did not scrape the dried latex, and this post is for historical perspective only.

Thanks for watching
Dr Christopher hobbs
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The giant stream orchid Epipactis gigantea grows widely in the U.S. From Canada, all the way down to Mexico and east to the Midwest.
It spreads readily by rhizomes and forms a mass of a native orchid plants that can be used as a calming and sleep promoting medicine. 
Best tincture in 50 to 70% ethanol with the rest being water.
Make a tea from a teaspoon per cup of chopped roots and rhizome. Add flavoring herbs, like orange peel, or a drop of essential oil.
Drink 1 cup a couple of times a day, or an hour before bedtime
Gratitude for our growing herbal community worldwide .
Herbal medicines are the medicines of the people, they cannot be controlled. We can grow and make our own. 
when we get to know the healing herbs and incorporate them into our lives, we can turn away, except for some emergencies, from the synthetic, and corporate medicines from the largest drug cartel in the world, 1.5 trillion dollars in worldwide revenue and growing.
See the chat and go to my website to sign up for notices of classes and webinars coming up in the next months .

The giant stream orchid Epipactis gigantea grows widely in the U.S. From Canada, all the way down to Mexico and east to the Midwest.
It spreads readily by rhizomes and forms a mass of a native orchid plants that can be used as a calming and sleep promoting medicine.
Best tincture in 50 to 70% ethanol with the rest being water.
Make a tea from a teaspoon per cup of chopped roots and rhizome. Add flavoring herbs, like orange peel, or a drop of essential oil.
Drink 1 cup a couple of times a day, or an hour before bedtime
Gratitude for our growing herbal community worldwide .
Herbal medicines are the medicines of the people, they cannot be controlled. We can grow and make our own.
when we get to know the healing herbs and incorporate them into our lives, we can turn away, except for some emergencies, from the synthetic, and corporate medicines from the largest drug cartel in the world, 1.5 trillion dollars in worldwide revenue and growing.
See the chat and go to my website to sign up for notices of classes and webinars coming up in the next months .
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Sassafras 
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#tree #sassafras #mushroom #healthyrecipes #health #rootbeer #happy #smile #grateful #cheers

Sassafras
Sign up for my website for my new seminar coming out soon as well as more information
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hello friends, please take a moment to relax your shoulders empty your mind and focus on your breath for 30 seconds. Microdosing mindfulness!
Soaking in a hot springs, wether wild or developed, is like being back in mamas womb, floating in the mineral rich amniotic fluid of the earth.
I’ve always been a big Hot Springs fan and have traveled to many. I always find so many healing benefits. The sense of relaxation pulling out toxins from the dermis, and especially at wild Hot Springs, the peace and contentment.
I hope there is it hot springs near you. What are your favorites?
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In July I will be offering a three-part webinar, call the edge of anxiety, or I will go through many different kinds of natural medicines and practices that can reduce , anxiety and help. Create a sense of calm and relaxation.
Many thanks for subscribing and watching my reels.
Namaste, Christopher Hobbs.

#chill #chillvibes #chillout #music #relax #smile

hello friends, please take a moment to relax your shoulders empty your mind and focus on your breath for 30 seconds. Microdosing mindfulness!
Soaking in a hot springs, wether wild or developed, is like being back in mamas womb, floating in the mineral rich amniotic fluid of the earth.
I’ve always been a big Hot Springs fan and have traveled to many. I always find so many healing benefits. The sense of relaxation pulling out toxins from the dermis, and especially at wild Hot Springs, the peace and contentment.
I hope there is it hot springs near you. What are your favorites?
See my profile for a link to my website. You can subscribe to my newsletters and be notified of upcoming webinars.
In July I will be offering a three-part webinar, call the edge of anxiety, or I will go through many different kinds of natural medicines and practices that can reduce , anxiety and help. Create a sense of calm and relaxation.
Many thanks for subscribing and watching my reels.
Namaste, Christopher Hobbs.

#chill #chillvibes #chillout #music #relax #smile
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#mushrooms #medicine #health #drink #reishi #healthyrecipes #happy #wellness #fitness #fitnessmotivation

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The Pacific yew and other species in the genus Taxus are slow growing conifers, often found in older mixed forests.
It was discovered in the 1960s that the leaves and the bark contain potent anti-cancer alkaloids.
In the 80s and early 90s the trees were harvested to make the drug and especially was used in breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and esophageal cancer treatment. It has saved lives. But the harvest of the bark placed heavy pressure on the slow growing trees, so harvesting was a problem. Fortunately, it was found that it was actually Endophytic fungi that produce most of the alkaloid. This enabled manufactures to grow the fungus in big tanks and extract the alkaloid without harming the trees.
One of the alkaloids paclitaxol and others are still widely used in standard cancer care programs as chemotherapy.
I have seen patients use the tincture of yew leaves, with the idea that the full range of alkaloids and other compounds in the leaves might be more effective, produce less chemotherapeutic resistance, and have less side effects. Although this idea has not been proven in clinical studies.
The wood is extremely hard and was widely used by Native Americans to make weapons and other implements .
Check my website www.christopherhobbs.com for many handouts, videos, and other information. You can also sign up for my newsletter and announcements of upcoming webinars that I will be offering in the coming months.
in gratitude, Dr. Christopher Hobbs.

The Pacific yew and other species in the genus Taxus are slow growing conifers, often found in older mixed forests.
It was discovered in the 1960s that the leaves and the bark contain potent anti-cancer alkaloids.
In the 80s and early 90s the trees were harvested to make the drug and especially was used in breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and esophageal cancer treatment. It has saved lives. But the harvest of the bark placed heavy pressure on the slow growing trees, so harvesting was a problem. Fortunately, it was found that it was actually Endophytic fungi that produce most of the alkaloid. This enabled manufactures to grow the fungus in big tanks and extract the alkaloid without harming the trees.
One of the alkaloids paclitaxol and others are still widely used in standard cancer care programs as chemotherapy.
I have seen patients use the tincture of yew leaves, with the idea that the full range of alkaloids and other compounds in the leaves might be more effective, produce less chemotherapeutic resistance, and have less side effects. Although this idea has not been proven in clinical studies.
The wood is extremely hard and was widely used by Native Americans to make weapons and other implements .
Check my website www.christopherhobbs.com for many handouts, videos, and other information. You can also sign up for my newsletter and announcements of upcoming webinars that I will be offering in the coming months.
in gratitude, Dr. Christopher Hobbs.
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California poppy is the California state flower. It’s so easy to grow in your garden it spreads so rapidly by seed. In the spring it gives you glorious golden flowers, and in the summer and fall you can harvest the roots and the long, slender fruits.
You can either blend them up in a 80% ethanolic menstruum and make a tincture, or simmer the plant parts for 20 minutes, then blend up the herb with the water and simmer down until it’s fairly thick. Then spread that in the fruit leather trays of a food dehydrator and dehydrate until you get a crispy wafer And crumble that up and grind into a fine powder in a coffee grinder.
Store this powder in jars and you can add a half teaspoon to a little warm water and drink anytime you need it. The tea powder is stable for up to three years. It’s good to add flavoring, herbs or sweet herbs, like licorice to counteract the slightly bitter flavor of the herb.
The tea powder is very potent, especially if you only include the roots in the fruits.
It is such a fantastic remedy for calming, for promoting good sleep, and to help relieve spasms, such as menstrual cramps or intestinal spasms.
I dispensed it for years in my clinic and had so much positive feedback. It’s also useful for pain.
See my website www.christopherhobbs.com for handouts, videos, and more. 
www.christopherhobbs.com 
 I’m so happy and grateful to connect with you!

California poppy is the California state flower. It’s so easy to grow in your garden it spreads so rapidly by seed. In the spring it gives you glorious golden flowers, and in the summer and fall you can harvest the roots and the long, slender fruits.
You can either blend them up in a 80% ethanolic menstruum and make a tincture, or simmer the plant parts for 20 minutes, then blend up the herb with the water and simmer down until it’s fairly thick. Then spread that in the fruit leather trays of a food dehydrator and dehydrate until you get a crispy wafer And crumble that up and grind into a fine powder in a coffee grinder.
Store this powder in jars and you can add a half teaspoon to a little warm water and drink anytime you need it. The tea powder is stable for up to three years. It’s good to add flavoring, herbs or sweet herbs, like licorice to counteract the slightly bitter flavor of the herb.
The tea powder is very potent, especially if you only include the roots in the fruits.
It is such a fantastic remedy for calming, for promoting good sleep, and to help relieve spasms, such as menstrual cramps or intestinal spasms.
I dispensed it for years in my clinic and had so much positive feedback. It’s also useful for pain.
See my website www.christopherhobbs.com for handouts, videos, and more.
www.christopherhobbs.com
I’m so happy and grateful to connect with you!
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Nature finds a way.
Each habitat or ecological niche has its own challenges and rewards.
For the cranesbill of the geranium family, Genus Erodium, the challenges are getting their seeds into the hard packed ground to protect them in grasslands where many browsers occur.
In the picture, you can see a complete fruit of the cranesbill. The upper curved tip sticks in a little irregularity in the ground. the column that arises from the seed as it dries will twist and turn creating a hard coil. The very tip of the seed at the bottom is incredibly sharp and hard. As the coil forms, the seed is literally drilled into the ground.
Vast acres of cranesbill with its pink flowers fills vast fields and meadows. It is so successful because it found a better way over millions of years.

Check my website for lots of handouts, videos, and much more.  www.christopherhobbs.com.

Nature finds a way.
Each habitat or ecological niche has its own challenges and rewards.
For the cranesbill of the geranium family, Genus Erodium, the challenges are getting their seeds into the hard packed ground to protect them in grasslands where many browsers occur.
In the picture, you can see a complete fruit of the cranesbill. The upper curved tip sticks in a little irregularity in the ground. the column that arises from the seed as it dries will twist and turn creating a hard coil. The very tip of the seed at the bottom is incredibly sharp and hard. As the coil forms, the seed is literally drilled into the ground.
Vast acres of cranesbill with its pink flowers fills vast fields and meadows. It is so successful because it found a better way over millions of years.

Check my website for lots of handouts, videos, and much more. www.christopherhobbs.com.
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from Flora herb gardens.

Onions of any kind are incredibly healthy. I try to add wine to my diet. Most days they are abundant in quercetin and sulfur compounds, both of which are anti-inflammatory and highly protective.
They also add so much flavor to our meals !
Check out my website christopherhobbs.com for lots of freely-accessible handouts, articles, and videos!
Thanks for watching

from Flora herb gardens.

Onions of any kind are incredibly healthy. I try to add wine to my diet. Most days they are abundant in quercetin and sulfur compounds, both of which are anti-inflammatory and highly protective.
They also add so much flavor to our meals !
Check out my website christopherhobbs.com for lots of freely-accessible handouts, articles, and videos!
Thanks for watching
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There are several species of wild oats in the genus Avena. This one is Avena fatua, despite the caption in the real that says Avena Batua. I fixed it when I was making the real, but it keeps reverting. The editing tools are not always perfect!
Doesn’t matter which species you use. Domesticated oats will also work, but I always felt that the wild ones like the one you’re seeing in the reel are stronger. iIn the milky stage, the seeds do contain several alkaloids, including hordenine which have been shown to affect the nervous system.
Some herbalist feel that it has an invigorating effect, and others, a calming effect. Likely it depends on the person, how much you’re using, and the stage in which they are picked is often used for people who have been through a lot of stress. It’s important to use daily in a little water for an extended time, even several months to get the full affects so it is used along with other herbs like California poppy, or a skullcap for anxiety, but also is used in other countries to help people break addictions, like tobacco.
Very safe to use even during pregnancy.
No need to worry about overharvesting! In many places, the wild oats are growing tickly as far as you can see.
They are originally from Europe, but the slender, wild out is actually a native. 
Thanks for watching, and don’t forget to check out my website where there are many handouts, articles, books, and other resources for Herbalists.

There are several species of wild oats in the genus Avena. This one is Avena fatua, despite the caption in the real that says Avena Batua. I fixed it when I was making the real, but it keeps reverting. The editing tools are not always perfect!
Doesn’t matter which species you use. Domesticated oats will also work, but I always felt that the wild ones like the one you’re seeing in the reel are stronger. iIn the milky stage, the seeds do contain several alkaloids, including hordenine which have been shown to affect the nervous system.
Some herbalist feel that it has an invigorating effect, and others, a calming effect. Likely it depends on the person, how much you’re using, and the stage in which they are picked is often used for people who have been through a lot of stress. It’s important to use daily in a little water for an extended time, even several months to get the full affects so it is used along with other herbs like California poppy, or a skullcap for anxiety, but also is used in other countries to help people break addictions, like tobacco.
Very safe to use even during pregnancy.
No need to worry about overharvesting! In many places, the wild oats are growing tickly as far as you can see.
They are originally from Europe, but the slender, wild out is actually a native.
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A classic and highly revered herbal remedy, especially for nervous system and respiratory tract problems.
So easy to grow and beautiful to have in the garden. This is a rather low-dose herb so growing one plant can make a half a pint of the tincture and experiment with it. In line. 
thanks for watching, sending out green herbal blessings the day after herb day.
I hope your spring will be full of beauty and magic. More time in the garden whether it’s small or large, or even in pots. We are caring on an ancient tradition of healing through connectedness with nature or source of all blessings..
Christopher Hobbs 
#herb 
#selfcare

A classic and highly revered herbal remedy, especially for nervous system and respiratory tract problems.
So easy to grow and beautiful to have in the garden. This is a rather low-dose herb so growing one plant can make a half a pint of the tincture and experiment with it. In line.
thanks for watching, sending out green herbal blessings the day after herb day.
I hope your spring will be full of beauty and magic. More time in the garden whether it’s small or large, or even in pots. We are caring on an ancient tradition of healing through connectedness with nature or source of all blessings..
Christopher Hobbs
#herb
#selfcare
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