Herbalist Robin Rose Bennett

Resource Categories

Blog

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

How did onions, garlic, ginger, horseradish, cayenne, apple cider vinegar and sometimes honey come to be at the forefront of a stand for freedom? It's quite a story. And it is unfolding right now. If you're not familiar, here's the scoop. I have created this 'magic chant' to help change the energy towards a more positive outcome for Fire Cider (i.e. to help free it from trade mark restrictions). Would you please join us in chanting it either 3 or 9 times once a day for the next few days? It only takes about... read more.

  • February 11, 2016

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Winter Solstice blessings to all! Light a candle tonight in the deepest darkness. Rekindle your Trust in the darkness as the time for dreaming. Trust the darkness as the Mystery that brings forth the light. Trust the darkness as the womb of the Goddess, the Great Mother of all who brings us forth in love. The world is as we collectively dream it to be, moment by moment. Dream your truest dreams. Let us each and all continue to envision the world we know is possible and trust it to be born out of our love an... read more.

  • December 21, 2015

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

New article up on New York Spirit! "Herbal medicine is truly the people’s medicine and can be found right in our kitchens. The methods I use and teach are focused on preparing the plants in ways that help us to receive their healing gifts (vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, and other constituents) as fully as possible and to do this in a low-tech way that anyone can do well. Also, recognizing that most of us feel over-committed, overloaded and tired, I know we need simple, easy ways to take care of ours... read more.

  • November 19, 2015

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

FREE EVENT - September 3rd, 9:30PM EDT: I'll be talking live on internet radio with Susun Weed. The link to this show will be listed in my upcoming newsletter (sign up on my homepage  if you haven't already subscribed). Here's a taste of the topic: It's no secret that we are living in "interesting" times, filled with challenges galore! Join Susun Weed and her guest, Robin Rose Bennett, for a lively conversation delving into the Wise Woman Ways that can help you to not only survive, but to thrive, as you de... read more.

  • August 26, 2015

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

I love the Earth Holidays. They invite the people of Earth to come together and celebrate! The spring and fall equinoxes and the winter and summer solstices are holidays (holy days) that are universally relevant to all the peoples of Earth. They are based in what is actually happening in Nature, and are not limited to any religion or nationality, and so can be embraced by all. Summer Solstice is exact on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in the northern hemisphere (when it is winter solstice in the southern hemisphere;... read more.

  • June 21, 2015

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

All Together Now… New Moon-Spring Equinox-Solar Eclipse= MUCH MAGICAL ENERGY FOR TRANSFORMATION/TRANSMUTATION The themes aren’t new…they are ongoing, unfolding…the questions are the same ones you’ve been asking yourself for at least the last few years… Who am I? What am I connected to? How do I be true to myself? (In a world that publicly values image over truth) How do I contribute to the well being of the world? (In a world that publicly values self-centeredness ove... read more.

  • March 26, 2015

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Our national holiday, just passed, had to be fought for until it was finally won. The same is true for freedom, justice, and dignity for all beings. The fight for MLK Jr.’s national holiday was not born of hate; its fuel was love and respect and this needs to be our fuel as well because unlike hate, which depletes our energy and burns it out, love is an eternally renewable resource. Let’s all work together, with joy and the deepest respect for life to continue to create a world of justice and di... read more.

  • January 20, 2015

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Well, here's what it looked like on the day before Thanksgiving last week...got one special snowstorm all day and all night for my b'earthday!! Spent as much time shoveling snow off the trees as off the ground...Lost some precious grandma cedars and pines, more on that to follow. Now, I'm gathering rose hips and hawthorn berries for medicines...as they are both so delicious after the "frost". As you can see in the photos, I'm still putting away the last of the autumn harvest including late blooming calendul... read more.

  • December 06, 2014

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

This is a gift from the heart of the plant and from the heart of another awesome apprentice, Victoria, Victoria was chopping up roots from intense Native American warrior plant "poke" (Phytolacca americana) to make a tincture. When it's ready in a couple of months this tincture will be a stimulant for the lymph system that can be used when certain types of challenging infections are present. Poke's medicine is so strong that it is used in tiny doses, starting with one drop of tincture per cup of herbal infu... read more.

  • December 06, 2014

By Robin Bennett, Posted in Blog

Here's one of my awesome apprentices, Paul, trying out my "lazy herbalist" method of harvesting ginkgo biloba leaves last week...it's tough work but someone has to do it ;) Thanks for the great pic, Paul, or is that "pick"? I guess it's both! Ginkgo biloba leaves are best used when they're yellow or yellowing. I dry mine for infusions and use them for oxygenating the whole body, especially the brain and lungs. they also taste good. I sometimes mix them with mullein leaves and hawthorn or elder berries for a... read more.

  • December 06, 2014