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New: Pipsissewa Extract

Today is Beltane, an ancient Gaelic festival that celebrates the halfway point between spring equinox and summer solstice. It is a time to celebrate fertility and optimism as the days continue to get longer. One of our favorite things to do at this time of year is to head up to the Cascades and celebrate the fertility of our old growth forests. As we get above 4000’ in the mountains, the primary ground cover changes from Oregon grape, our state flower, to pipsissewa.

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New: Couchgrass Extract

We’ve added a new variety to our line of single herbal extracts, commonly referred to as tinctures, and we are very excited to introduce our certified organic Couchgrass Extract.

Also known as dog grass, this plant is an invasive grass that thrives in regions with warm summers and cool, wet winters, like here in the Willamette Valley.

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New: Making Tinctures with Fresh Turmeric

One of the most exciting recent happenings at Mountain Rose Herbs was the arrival of fresh turmeric straight from our organic grower in Hawaii! For decades, we have regularly welcomed dried herbs and spices to our loading docks from growers across the globe, but we’ve never processed fresh herbs in-house until now.

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How to Support Local Growers

We are proud to announce a new herbal resource for our community! We are compiling a list of certified organic local herb growers with under 40 acres in cultivation, so that plant lovers like you know where to go to get high-quality fresh herbs!

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New Herbal Books

Though we have been spending some time prepping our garden beds, the reality is that it will still be fairly cold at night for the next few weeks. And what better way to pass the cold early spring nights than reading one of the new herbal books that we’ve added to our botanical library?

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Artichoke Leaf Bitters

As someone who has needed to navigate the world of challenging and limited diets, I often depend on bitters to encourage the healthy digestion my body so regularly denies me. When I "oops" on something that doesn’t settle well with my tummy, I reach for one of my favorite bitters. If there isn’t a bottle of Urban Moonshine’s Original formula around, I make my own!

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Learn about Herbs with these books!


The Winter Solstice is just around the corner, and we are slowly adjusting to the mounting darkness. One of our favorite things to do this time of year is to pull up a comfy seat in front of the fire, brew a cup of our herbal tea, and curl up with a good book.

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Sustainably Harvesting Oregon Grape

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Alternative wellness philosophies often ask “what is the root cause?” By assessing the root cause, one can take proactive measures towards health and well-being. In the case of Oregon grape, the root of this plant has been used by traditional healers to stimulate the digestive tract. Oregon grape root is classified as an Alterative and a Bitter in the tradition of neo-eclectic herbalism popularized by Michael Moore, Howie Brounstein, and many others.

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In Gratitude for Plants

Fall is my favorite time of year. We find more time to spend with family and friends, indulge in lovingly-prepared meals that feature the abundance of the harvest, and light the first warm, cozy fires of the season. For me, the focus on the harvest extends beyond food and crops: we also gather community, stories of summer, projects, and hopes for the coming year.

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Precious Barks: Developing a Sustainable Tree Harvest

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