Loving Herbal Allies
Read on for a brief look at some herbs for Valentine's Day! Don't forget to check out our Love & Friendship collection for a great selection of plantable seed cards for that special someone.
With high antioxidants and just the right amount of sweetness, Goji is considered a superfood. It's also a wonderful medicine for the heart, with cardioprotective and mood boosting qualities. Goji is the perfect addition to Valentine's dishes, both sweet and savory. They're especially wonderful with chocolate in homemade candies or baked goods!
Rose is a cooling herb for the physical and emotional heart. Energetically the flower is protective and centering, allowing you to open your heart without feeling raw or overexposed. Medicinally Rose is anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, and emotionally up-lifting (to name a few). Add Rose to sweets, infuse into wine, or even to bath water.
A warming and uplifting herb, Damiana is known as an exhilirant and aphrodisiac. Benefiting all gender, Damiana helps relax the body, brighten the mind, and acts as a sexual tonic. This delightful herb infuses well into wine, can be added to smoking blends, and makes an aromatic tea. The perfect herb to enjoy with your sweetheart.
What would Valentine's Day be without chocolate? Raw and partially fermented Cocoa nibs are chocolate in one of its purest forms. While not sweet on its own, Cocoa nibs can be infused into wines and hot drinks or added to baked goods and candies. High in antioxidants and with mood boosting qualities, Cocoa is beneficial to your heart and mind. It also has some aphrodisiac qualities.
About the author:
Vincent Frano is an avid student of nature. He is trained as an herbalist with over 10 years of experience in European traditions with knowledge of Ayurvedic and North American herbs. He holds a BS in Sustainable Horticulture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he focused on herbal medicines, native plants, invasive species, and ecosystem restoration. Vincent is the co-founder of The Bower Studio and is the lead illustrator for The Bower Studio’s products.
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