Herbalist Robin Rose Bennett

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By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

I became an herbalist in part looking for answers to serious dental and periodontal challenges due to bone loss I’ve had since a very young age. I am convinced these challenges were the result of exposure to radioactive fallout from nuclear testing when I was a child. Numerous studies in multiple states have shown....... read more.

  • May 21, 2018

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

It's officially Spring. Though it was official according to the calendar about a month ago, Nature has now spoken in northern New Jersey. Here are three plants that signal spring to me...... read more.

  • May 01, 2018

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

It is Earth Day, so called, though every day is that. And on this exquisite day, where the breath of spring is in the air at last, I am heartened by many kindnesses, large and small that I hear tell of and experience for myself....... read more.

  • April 22, 2018

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

At Spring Equinox, in the east of the wheel, the sun crosses the celestial equator moving north. The day and night are in perfect...... read more.

  • March 18, 2018

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

This is a juicy time to be alive,Ripe with extreme challenges and opportunities! Imagine if life was a movie, or a novel...I often do.... read more.

  • January 08, 2018

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Halloween is Witch's New Year. It is traditionally seen in many cultures as the time of year to honor the endings that precede new beginnings. The Celts of Ireland and Scotland, saw this as the beginning of winter and...... read more.

  • October 31, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

People of good conscience everywhere are reeling from current events in the world that mirror the challenges in our own psyches and relationships, writ large. I love to quote Joanna Macy: "I wanted to change the world. I changed myself and the world changed." None of us could possibly heal alone, nor change the world alone, nor are we meant to. Plants are part of our community of healers, so please let them help you strengthen, nourish, and support yourself, so together we can do the same for our world and... read more.

  • September 20, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

This medicinal, culinary oil can be used for dipping whole-grain bread, topping pasta, drizzling onto cheese and crackers....... read more.

  • August 27, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in

One of my favorite nervines is St. J’s wort. I turn to this bushy, yellow-and-red flowering herb for loosening up muscular tension in the neck and shoulder, and for soothing and repairing nerves, more than for its most celebrated contemporary use as an herb for mild to moderate depression...... read more.

  • August 02, 2017

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Two weeks ago, I taught Healing Spices at NY Open Center. The class was made up of 20+ eager students who were ready to learn and share. I spoke about how basil is an effective anti-depressant...... read more.

  • August 01, 2017