Phase three of launching the Earth Kind Herbal learning blog is finally complete! Here’s a little introduction on how to use the site.

The site posts are each categorized for easy browsing. To jump to posts from a specific category, simply select the desired category from the drop-down on the left side of the screen. The categories will include preparation techniques, recipes, materia medica (specific information/research of different medicinals), and notes from me. Furthermore, all posts have tags which are more specific topics touched on by that specific post – so a posting on Echinacea purpurea would be in the category “Materia medica,” but it would have a more specific tag of “Echinacea.” You can click on tags anywhere in the site to pull up all posts containing that specific tag.

There is a reference Bibliography that tracks all my reference books. Especially in Materia medica posts, I use a lot of research and provide citations of the source. Clicking on the citation within the post will take you to that specific listing on the Bibliography page, in case you’d like to pick up a copy of that book for yourself.

I’ve also put together a Glossary for quick reference of some of the less common vocabulary terms.

And lastly, there is a Links page, providing online resources, herbal schools, herb suppliers, etc.