Herbalist Robin Rose Bennett

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By Robin Bennett, Posted in Recipes, Videos

Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum (syn. O. tenuiflorum) - Also known as tulsi or tulasi, this herbaceous plant grows happily as a perennial in zones 10 and up. This delightfully aromatic plant is in the mint (Lamiaceae) family and thus related to sweet basil, spearmint, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, thyme, and lavender to name a few.... read more.

  • October 07, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

All my classes for the rest of the year are ONLINE, and available by recording afterward if you can't attend in real time. Check out my website for a full listing of events and classes.... read more.

  • October 06, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

STEWED APPLES - 1 medium-size apple—any sweet red variety, or green or sour if you prefer... read more.

  • September 30, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Recipes, Videos

New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) - A perennial plant in the Asteraceae family, and one of the last to bloom in the late summer and early fall. Being the late bloomers that they are, Native Americans named her It-Brings-the-Fall.... read more.

  • September 30, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

I call poison ivy (Rhus toxicodendron) “potent" ivy as a more respectful term for this fierce plant teacher. I respect potent ivy's medicine of guiding each of us to take responsibility for where our bodies are in space, and in relation to other life forms. ... read more.

  • September 04, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

It's always great to be an earth-loving herbalist but heading into the forest makes the joy and benefit of knowing your plants even more obvious... read more.

  • August 13, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

I eat my fair share of fruit during the hot, sticky days of summer, but I like to balance all that sugar with protein whenever possible, to keep the energy boost steady rather than spiky, and some healthy fat in here is an added bonus, too. ... read more.

  • August 10, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

The idea of being able to make natural, effective medicine at home sometimes seems shocking to contemporary people. However, it is a time-honored tradition around the world and brings...  ... read more.

  • April 20, 2020

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog, Recipes

I made this beautiful and healthy wild red raspberry oxymel with the berries that are growing abundantly. Raspberries are unusually rich in powerful antioxidants such as...... read more.

  • August 28, 2019

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Articles, Blog, Recipes

When I met a cinnamon tree in the tropics for the first time, I was so excited that I kissed it and gave it a big bear hug, much to the amusement of our guide... read more.

  • December 16, 2016
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