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Registration is Open for the Florida Herbal Conference!



Do you love herbs and the beautiful outdoors? Join us for the seventh annual Florida Herbal Conference, held February 23-25, 2018 in Lake Wales, Florida, featuring herbalists Linda and Luke Black Elk as keynote speakers. With a special focus on truth, equity, and inclusion, this year's conference seeks to support diversity in nature and diversity in humanity.

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Must-Have Tools for Herbalists


If you’re just starting out in the wild world of herbalism, choosing the  right tools  may seem like a daunting task. We created this list to help keep it simple. It's by no means exhaustive, but we hope that it’ll get you started! Over time, you’ll build on your foundation of tools along with your stock of  herbs . Combine that with increasing your knowledge through  classes  and  books , and you’re on your way to becoming a bona fide herbalist! Read More
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Basic Herbal Terminology

Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we’re frequently asked about various definitions in herbalism. Such as “what’s the difference between an essential oil and an infused oil?”

We thought you'd appreciate a simple guide to herbal terminology. Here are 10 definitions for your learning pleasure! Please let us know if there are any other definitions you’d like to see here! We'd love to add to this list in the future.

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What is Vegetable Glycerine and How is it Used?

This sweet, syrupy liquid often comes with a negative connotation, but not all vegetable glycerine is the same. It’s true that most vegetable glycerine on the market is a by-product of the soap-making and biodiesel industries, but safe, high quality glycerine does exist. Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we carry pure organic vegetable glycerine and find it to be a wonderfully versatile ingredient for herbal preparations.

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Cultivating Organic Ashwagandha in India

Ashwagandha is to Ayurveda what Ginseng is to Traditional Chinese Medicine. It’s a cornerstone root used through the ages as a part of daily life. A root so treasured that its popularity has spread globally and its use is common.

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Our Favorite Botanical Books

If you ask any herbalist, body care enthusiast, or culinary lover, most would say that having a few reference books on hand is a must. We introduced a variety of new and exciting products in 2017, and our book section was definitely not forgotten. Here are five of our favorite new books from some pretty awesome authors!

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Posted by Sara

What Is An Herbal Syrup?

Herbal syrups are tasty concoctions featuring a mixture of herbs, alcohol, and honey. They are valued for their effectiveness and ease of use. They also make for a flavorful way to experience the benefits of herbs, and are excellent herbal allies to have on hand as the weather continues to get colder. All of our herbal syrups are made with certified organic and consciously wild-collected botanicals, organic alcohol, and raw honey from the Willamette Valley.

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Herbs for Healthy Men

We are so grateful for all of the righteous men in our lives, and are always looking for ways to support their health. Lately we’ve been inspired by Rosemary Gladstar’s book Herbal Healing for Men. In this book, Rosemary focuses her decades of herbal studies towards the most pressing health concerns experienced by men. She profiles a variety of herbs that can be valuable allies to men, and focuses first and foremost on lifestyle and dietary tips to help men establish or reinforce long-term habits for wellness.

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The Importance of Labeling Handcrafted Goods

While crafting your own remedies and aromatherapy blends for your home apothecary can be fun and rewarding, there’s a simple but easy-to-forget step that can leave you with a cupboard full of unused mystery bottles. Don’t let your creations become dust-collectors (or worse … a safety hazard) and properly label what’s inside.

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Posted by Raychel

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

This blog was originally published in 2015. Because it's so popular, we decided to update it for you. Enjoy! 

I love cookbooks! Cooking and creating in the kitchen is my bliss. My approach to herbal recipe-making tends to be inspired by decades of kitchen experiments. While a simple elderberry syrup is quite functional and elderberries are delicious on their own, I couldn’t help but fiddle around until I’d crafted my own version of a classic elderberry syrup—full of extra herbal goodness and spicy flavor.

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