Ethically Wild-crafted Echinacea angustifolia now available

Mother Nature has been working overtime this year.  The conditions are right and it looks like we’ll have a bumper crop of Echinacea angustifoliain the southern hills.   The biggest I’ve seen in years.

Order your ethically wild-crafted of Echinacea angustifolia now.   $30.00 per pound, $20.00 per 1/2 pound for the whole root (fresh or Dried) and $20.00 per pound, $13.00 per 1/2 pound for the whole herb (flower head to root).  Supply is limited so please order early.  We will begin harvest after the next big rain.
For more information or to order please call Annie Jones at 605-673-2831 or e-mail

Herbal Spotlight

Echinacea angustifolia

There are many varieties of Echinacea of which E. angustifolia , E. Pallida, and E. purpurea are the most abundant in North America.  Each is used a little differently depending on the variety, and the plant part used.  E. angustifolia is the predominant variety in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota and so is the variety we are discussing here.

Echinacea has been used throughout history to treat infections and wounds and as a general “cure-all,” Today, Echinacea is mostly used to shorten the duration of the common cold and flu and reduce symptoms, such as sore throat (pharyngitis), cough, and fever. Many herbalists also recommend Echinacea to help boost the immune system and help the body fight infections.  It’s recommended to treat urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast (candida) infections, ear infections (also known as otitis media), athlete’s foot, sinusitis, hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis), as well as slow-healing wounds. Echinacea has a greater track record for success than any single herbal medicine for snake bites and insect bites and stings, being the treatment of choice in cases of  scarlet fever, syphilis, malaria, blood poisoning, and diphtheria.

According to the eclectic physicians of the early 20th century Echinacea is primarily used to clear “bad blood”.  Think bluish, black and brackish, with a putrid smell and a tendency to sepsis and malignancy.  Harvey Felter in his Materia Medica says “the greater the tendency to lifelessness and dissolution of the tissues and the more pronounced the fetid character of the discharges, the more applicable the use of Echinacea.”  This makes Echinacea useful in the treatment of gangrene, boils; ulcerations, malignancies and abscesses, especially when accompanied with a foul discharge.   Its use is indicated when the tongue is a dirty brownish to jet-black and when the colors of the skin, discharge or mucus is dusky, bluish or purplish in color, with a low level of inflammation.
Several laboratory and animal studies suggest that Echinacea contains active substances that enhance the activity of the immune system, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and have hormonal, antiviral, and antioxidant effects.   Echinacea stimulates the body’s defenses across a broad spectrum, speeding the response of white blood cells, and the rate of lymphocyte reproduction, helping to neutralize invading bacteria, toxins, proteins, viruses, and molds that can cause us harm.
The flowers and seed heads are used for salve making to help limit the swelling, edema, itching and discomfort of a variety of problems from hemorrhoids, eczema, contusions and sprains to the stings of bees and mosquito bites.  The roots or the roots along with the seed heads are use to make a tincture that may be used both internally and externally in the many applications of this herb.

Herbal Calendar

July 26-28, 2013
Custer Gold Discovery Days
Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Way Park 4th and Mount Rushmore Rd
Custer, SD

August 3-4, 2013
Bear Trap Summer Festival
Bear Trap Meadow
Casper, WY

September 13-15, 2013
Yoga Therapy Summit in the Black Hills
Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn and Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota

September 21-22, 2013
Fall Equinox Holistic Fair
Days Inn
900 Miners Ave.  Lead, SD

Yoga Schedule

Our class times seem to be fluid sometimes.  This has to do with summer time schedules and availability of the rooms.  I am sorry for any confusion or inconvenience any changes may cause.

Please note that the Healing Class time in Hot Springs has changed from 1:00 to 2:30.  This should help to facilitate a quiet and healing space for our class.

Wednesday’s in Pringle
At the community center at the fire station

4:30 – 5:30 pm
A traditional Hatha Yoga Class that may use the primary tools of asana, pranayama, visualization, chanting and meditation to move toward a state of health, happiness and harmony.

Thursday’s in Hot Springs
Pine Hills Retirement Community
2711 U.S. 18  Hot Springs, SD

2:30 – 3:30 – Healing yoga
A gentle healing class especially suited for seniors or those suffering from physical issues, chronic illness and pain.  All are welcome.  Participants may be standing, sitting and lying down.

4:00 – 4:30 – Chair
Designed for the elderly and physically challenged, our focus in on creating a long smooth breath, increasing mobility and range of motion and pain management.  Everyone is welcome.

6:30 – 7:45 – Hatha yoga
A traditional Hatha Yoga Class that may use the primary tools of asana, pranayama, visualization, chanting and meditation to move toward a state of health, happiness and harmony.

August 24th – 25th

Pranayama: an Experiential Overview
With Annie Jones, E-RYT 500 and Jacqueline Morasco, E-RYT 500

Westminster College, EHWAC
17th S 13th E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

The ancient sages taught that prana, the vital force circulating through us, can be cultivated and channeled through breathing exercises.   In the process, the mind is calmed, rejuvenated, and uplifted.  Pranayama serves as an important bridge between the outward, active practices of yoga—like asana—and the internal, surrendering practices that lead us into deeper states of meditation.  In this workshop you will experience how various techniques of pranayama affect the mind and body, and how to use these practices to improve physical, mental and spiritual health.

Cost: $232
$205 for Westminster Affiliates
$195 Early Bird by July 26th
Payment due at time of registration
CEUs available

Jacqueline Morasco
follow the link below

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