Chestnut Herbal School

Oregon grape root

Herbs for the Immune System

Before we dive into herbs for the immune system, weโ€™re going to start with lifestyles for the immune system. Because herbs are really and truly the icing on the cake, whereas the day-to-day choices we make for how we want to live are the cake, so to say. The same things in life that make us feel vital, happy, connected, and energetic also make our immune cells feel perky and capable.

Yellowroot

Yellowrootโ€™s elegant, subtle maroon flowers are just emerging in March in the mountains of North Carolina.ย  This native shrub in the buttercup family prefers the dappled sunlight and silty soils of the streamside and floodplain, but will tolerate drier soil in cultivation.ย  Yellowroot grows abundantly in central and southern Appalachia near forest streams that are […]