Herbal Pain Relief Workshop 11.21.17 – Handouts

Greetings Friends, Here are the handouts that you may not have gotten at the workshop because we ran out:                 You can also view the photo gallery from the program here. … Continue reading

Culantro/ Cilantro: No, It’s Not the Same!

by Angela Lugo Culantro (Eryngium foetidum L.,Apiaceae) is both a cooking and medicinal herb well known in the Caribbean, West Indies and the Far East. It is a biennial herb indigenous to continental tropical America and the West Indies. The … Continue reading

Pawpaw (Asimina Triloba) – Edible Fruit with Medicinal Properties

by Francisco G. Gómez   The first mention of pawpaw came about in the 16th century from a Portuguese officer who was part of Hernando Cortez’s expedition to the New World. He spoke of it solely from the perspective of … Continue reading

D.I.Y. Fridays – Making Herbal Tinctures

by Nicole Wines Tinctures are an easy way to make a powerful medicine from the herbs grown in your garden or those found throughout your yard or the wild.  Tinctures, in short, are an herbal extract made using alcohol as … Continue reading

What Is the Matrix and How Does It Affect our Health?

by Francisco G. Gómez To answer that question would take volumes. It would require a vast amount of information on so many areas of human existence, so I will focus on aspects in the area of physical, but more so, … Continue reading

Is Healing Mind over Matter?

by Francisco G. Gómez Recently I received a call from a friend informing me that my childhood sweetheart was dying from cancer. This was of no surprise to me because she was always sickly as a child. It took me … Continue reading

Could your body ph be acidic, here’s why and check it naturally

by Francisco G. Gómez Do you ever wonder whether you’re body is too acidic? There are contrasting views on what the proper level of body ph should be; some authorities say somewhere in the middle between acidic and alkaline. And … Continue reading

Where to find Guanábana / Soursop

  by Francisco G. Gómez As of late Raíces has received a number of e-mails requesting information on how to obtain guanábana. Here in the tristate area it is rather difficult to find this miracle fruit, this is because guanábana … Continue reading

Numen – The Healing Power of Plants

by Francisco G.Gómez Syllabification: (nu·men) Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞omən/ noun (plural numina /-mənə/) the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or place. Origin: early 17th century: from Latin Above is one of several definitions of numen. Sociologists use the word … Continue reading

Seed, it’s What We Are

by Francisco G. Gómez Do we ever stop to think about what we really are? No, I’m not talking about your identity or your cultural background; or anything else for that matter, other than what is it that first made … Continue reading