Welcoming March with open hands, as we ford into Spring!
Ready to move out of the stagnation?!
So are we!
Top picks for March:
Cleanse* | Alkalize* | Microbiome Support*
A therapeutic cleansing superfood with the power to cleanse the liver, harmonize digestion and support the gastrointestinal tract. This cleansing powder is formulated with traditional herbs, roots, algae and seeds known to greatly assist the microbiome: using key herbal prebiotics, such as Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, Nettle, Milk Thistle and Alfalfa, alongside nutrient rich algae such as Chlorella and Spirulina. Liver Vitalityalso contains Moringa and Chanca Piedra, two of the most nutrient dense herbs from the jungle. BUY LIVER VITALITY Greens | Daily Cleanser
Castor Oil Packs - These packs have traditionally been used to support assimilation, elimination, and circulation, especially of the lymphatic system, as well as for sore muscles and joints, and menstrual support. Thank you to our lovely and brilliant shop steward Erika for making the Castor Oil Pack flannel wraps and sharing the below video!
Interested in learning more about dry skin brushing?? Dry Skin Brushing - An easy way to stimulate the lymph system, support detoxification pathways, and increase circulation.
In honor of the upcoming cleansing season, we present Burdock as the #VERVAINHOTM
Burdock Root (Arctium lappa, A. Minus.) What is Burdock? Is yet another example of a despised "weed" that gives us generous and powerful food and medicine. Burdock grows in a wide range of conditions and habitats. Pictured below is the tenacious wild plant. Fun thoughts: Burdock burrs may have been the inspiration for Velcro®.
Parts of Burdock used: root, dried and/or fresh Burdock Benefits Mildly bitter and slightly sweet roots are known to encourage liver and lymph detoxification. It blends really well in formulations and has been known to take the edge off of dandelion's bitter profile. When to consider burdock? General detoxification support, skin support & digestion support. The inulin fiber (prebiotic) helps feed the beneficial bacteria in the gut. You can find fresh burdock in many Natural Health stores (like Roots Zero Waste Market!), use the fresh peeled root in stir-fries or soup, grated into your fermented kraut, or juiced into your greens juice.
Ready for more Burdock?
You can find bulk Burdock root and bulk tincture as well as in these incredible blends at The Vervain Collective:
Thank you to the lovely and brilliant shop steward & Nutritionist, Amanda, for sharing her Liver Support Guide!
Supporting the liver with:
Tips to detoxify your lifestyle
Dr. Pierce's Healthy Belly Jump Start class and a freebie for you!
Need help soothing your digestive health? Want to learn daily habits that will help your body achieve the balance that it craves? Come join Dr. Pierce for a “come-as-you-are" gut health class in the Vervain/Roots classroom space!
The Healthy Belly Jumpstart class is designed to:
* Help demystify the health trends around gut health
* Identify easy, effective ways to support your daily health
* Aim toward a sense of balance and ease in your digestive health journey
* Support your happy, healthy belly in 2023!
BONUS: In addition to this group class, I have created a fun and satisfying digital daily checklist to help incorporate healthy tools into our day and eventually turn them into habits (access link included with registration)!
4/6, 5/11 5:30-6:30 in the Vervain/Roots classroom space at 3308 W Chinden Blvd.
Dr. Nicole Pierce, NMD, is a board-certified and Idaho-licensed Naturopathic Physician and a founder of The Vervain Collective. Dr. Pierce seeks to understand the underlying cause of her patients' dis-ease, works to educate and empower her patients in their own healing process, and utilizes the healing power of nature in her "whole person" healthcare approach.
As always, you can click here to schedule a one-on-one in her onsite private practice. Don't let bloating, gas, pain, heartburn, and malabsorption get you down in 2023; join Dr. Pierce for relief!
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Practitioner Appointments Available!
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Join Us for Class!
W/ Yum Nutrition
March 29, 5:30 to 6:30pm
In this workshop, we'll focus on digestive wellness and the importance of a balanced microbiome. You will learn how to ferment your own food, learn about beneficial bacteria, and ways to cultivate them and support your robust health.
In addition, you’ll learn how to:
Optimize digestion and metabolism
Preserve your food in the most energy-efficient way
Add new flavors to your meals
Improve your gut health and overall wellbeing
Apr 19, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Join us to swap medicinal and edible plant starts and seeds as well as anything garden related!
Free to attend! Please register to help us to anticipate attendance.
Hosted by Erika Knipe of Wild Ginger farm+forage! Erika is a local forager and backyard farmer. She is passionate about growing and foraging food and medicine as well as community building through barter and gift culture. She has organized food and plant swaps for 10 years through her local group, Treasure Valley Real Food Collective.
Vervain is now a Certified B Corp!
To celebrate, we are throwing a party with our co-hosts, Idaho For Good. Please join us on Thursday April 27 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Vervain/Roots event room at 3308 W. Chinden in Garden City. We’ll be enjoying fun times while sharing some of our achievements and goals for governance, workers, community, environment, and customers. Let’s celebrate!
Please note our hours!
The Vervain Collective is open Tues-Sat 9-7 and Sun 11-5. Our online store is open 24/7 for shipping and pickup.
We can't wait to see you!