Pan de Muerto

Xula's Pan de Muerto

By Les Xules

Pan de Muerto has its origins in prehispanic cultures, where a similar offering was done to the goddess Cihuapipiltin - dedicated to the women who died on their first birth. The offerings back then consisted of papalotlaxcalli, a butterfly shaped bread done with amaranth and toasted dry corn. 

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Should I Take Raspberry Leaves for Womb Health?

By Demetria Marshall

Rubus idaeus, aka red raspberry, is a member of the rose family native to Europe, North America, and Asia. Though raspberry does not bloom a flower quite as stunning as the rose, the plant similarly overflows with medicinal properties. 

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Trust Your Gut: How CBD and Herbs Can Balance Your Digestive System

By Anika White

The human gut microbiota (especially gut bacteria) play a pivotal role in your wellbeing—and everything you consume, down to hemp and other herbs, canbe the difference between feeling funky and being your best.

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Passionflower has also been employed to enhance the effects of hallucinogens*

It's High Time to Harness the Power of Passionflower

By Anika White

You may know it by one of its many names: maypop, maracuja, granadilla, Passiflora incarnata, or passionflowerLush green vines covered with purple and white flowers climb the garden wall, like blooming tentacles grasping for higher heights. Some believe it’s a sign from the heavens, for others, it’s an earthly way to ease anxiety. 

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Damiana is known to have metaphysical and spiritual properties

The Divine Allure of Damiana

By Lyssandra Guerra

Traditionally and in modern times, Damiana is used as an aphrodisiac, increasing libido in both men and women. Native to Mexico and the rest of Latin America, Damiana is a delightfully aromatic herb honored for centuries by Latinx cultures, where it is referenced in folklore for its spiritual, feminine powers. 

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Cannabis Prohibition Is Harming Elite Athletes

By Dashayna Brown

In competitive sports, cannabis is branded as a dangerous drug with the potential to ruin the lives and careers of athletes. Stigmas have made navigating consumption extremely difficult, and the inconsistent rules around this issue don't lend themselves to logic.

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Mugwort has been used for period pain relief for centuries

This "Weed" is Used for Dream Divination and Period Pain Relief

By Anika White

So what do you call a weed that’s been used as a medicinal plant, culinary herb, acupuncture aid, and spirit tool for centuries? Mugwort has entered the chat. Mugwort is what’s referred to as a oneirogen, or oneirogenic herb because it has the ability to create or intensify dreamlike states of consciousness.

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The delicate dance between PMS & cramps

PMS and Cramps Are Not the Same

By Demetria Marshall

Riding the wave that is the menstrual cycle can get crazy. PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) ripple through the lives of people with wombs flooding them with mixed emotions and symptoms. If we understand the causes and differences, we can address our symptoms and adjust our environments to nurture our bodies.

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Both Sides, Now: Bi Visibility + Cannabis Culture

By Anika White

As a queer Black woman, I’ve come to realize that my peace of mind is priceless, and my quality of life is tied to my freedom. Coming out as a bi cannabis consumer and advocate means stepping into my own power, and living life on my own terms.

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