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By Ifayomi Fasola

I’m Iya Ifayomi! She/Her. Onisegun. Herbalist. Isese. Ifa, Egbe, & Olokun priestess. Rootworker. Mvskokxe. 2 headed. Bone Reader 🦴 Venmo:@ifayomifasola

I’m Iya Ifayomi! She/Her. Onisegun. Herbalist. Isese. Ifa, Egbe, & Olokun priestess. Rootworker. Mvskokxe. 2 headed. Bone Reader 🦴 Venmo:@ifayomifasola

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Need the Inspiration to Start Your Herbal & Spiritual Journey? - Issue #50

I recently did this research and it really blew my mind how there are so many of us in the Black Community that don't feel comfortable advocating for our health or well-being, and I seek to change that. Because of this, I'm offering both our Rootwork 101 &…


Cayenne Pepper: Pain Relief Oil- Issue #48

In folk medicine, cayenne has been used for painful muscle spasms, frostbite, and as a gargle for hoarseness and sore throats. It also was used for preventing seasickness, heart disease, and stroke. In Ayurvedic medicine, cayenne is used for gout, arthritis, …


Shhhhh... There's a Secret Sale

This is a journey to building a spiritual practice that can be passed down generationally. This course will highlight some historical accounts of Rootwork in the Black Community, and how to begin implementing Rootwork in your own herbal & spiritual journe…


Honey Fruit-Flavored Lip Balm - Issue #47

This balm is rich and soothing for year-round use. For great taste that appeals to children, you can flavor this balm with synthetic oils such as apple, apricot, peach, or cherry. Essential oils such as anise, fennel, or vanilla also add flavor. Ingredients:*…


Understanding Herpes - Issue #46

When the symptoms arise, the you may feel sick and suffer from fever, headaches, and swollen lymph nodes, especially those located in the groin. Cold sores may even appear around the mouth. We need to begin by understanding what herpes is. It’s created by the…


Herbal Remedies for Acne - Issue #45

Acne is a skin condition characterized by inflammatory and noninflammatory skin lesions. Blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts are all different types of acne lesions.There are many causes of acne, including hormones, hygiene, diet, an…


Cleanse the Body: Urinary Tract Infections - Issue #44

As stated in The Essential Herbal for Natural Health by Holly Bellebuono, "When healthy, the kidneys regularly pump urine out of the body and expel metabolic waste. When they are unhealthy, you feel a burning sensation or pain during urination, swelling, sore…


Reading the Body: Emotional Implications on Skin Disorders - Issue #43

The skin is the largest organ in the body and the largest part of the integumentary system. The skin has three main layers:EpidermisDermisHypodermis


Heart Health for Cis & Transgender Men: Tackling Unhealthy Stereotypes - Issue #42

The heart is an organ of receptivity and stress management. It's the chamber of feelings, both for oneself and others. We have to first look at how some men are emotionally reserved and and why that happens. Statistically speaking, boys are hugged and held at…


Lavender Compress for Pain

Our bodies constantly bend, lift, turn, and reach. Or as medical terminology puts it, we flex, extend, and rotate. Our joints allow us to be graceful and effective at what we wish to accomplish. We are naturally supple, resilient, and mobile, but if our joint…


Vitamin C–Rose Hip Decoction: Everyday Tonics for Vitality - Issue #40

Many herbs come replete with all the nutrients we need, if only we consume them in the proper quantities. Often, this means taking them as teas, since we replenish water-based vitamins in our bodies when we drink teas. The body can more easily process the nut…


Black Men & Depression. Creating an Herbal Tonic to Ease Symptoms - Issue #39

***TW: This post does have a few triggers in relation to suicide.*** What is depression?Everyone feels sad or irritable and has trouble sleeping once in a while. But these feelings and troubles usually pass after a couple of days. Depression is a common but s…


Got a Hangover? Here's How to Remedy it! - Issue #38

With the weather warming up and many of us are going to outside events, it's possible that you may experience a hangover if you're drinking too much. Generally, the more you weigh, the more you can drink without getting a hangover. Also, if you drink regularl…


Lotions and Creams: How to Make Your Own- Issue #37

Types of LotionMedicinal lotions usually contain antiseptic or germicidal substances used to treat skin maladies, or they contain substances cooling and soothing to irritated skin, and healing to broken or bruised skin.Some lotions are a blend of liquid solut…


Mercury & It's Herbal Remedies - Issue #36

Mercury is the connector, the communicator, and the messenger, representing the bright intelligence and the free flow of nervous energy. Mercury governs both the nervous and respiratory systems and is intrinsically involved in matters of conscious perception …


Aphrodisiacs & Stimulants: Valentine's Day Recipes & Remedies - Issue #35

These foods and herbs are considered to have libido-boosting properties. Studies have shown that some of them will also increase the sensitivity to stimulation. It's also worth noting that foods & herbs that naturally increase your libido, will also cause…


Cleansing Bath & Lavender Bath Salt - Issue #34

This cleansing bath can remove negative energy off of you. If you have found yourself around a negative environment and feel in a bad mood yourself, you can take this bath to help you.Ingredients:Coffee groundsSaltEfun or CascarillaParsleyBasilA shot of Gin (…


Rosemary Oil for Hair Growth/thickness for Children- Issue #33

So, when the client is a child, it limits the range of herbs we can use because:-The child's age, they're body is still developing, so certain herbs can impact this-There are always genetic/hereditary culprits-When it comes to children, we don't know what all…


Chamomile Tisane for Panic Attacks - Issue #32

This Tisane, or herbal tea, can be served hot or cold. Its a relaxing, tasty evening drink, chamomile tisane gently soothes irritated nerve endings and eases away the day’s tension. Chamomile is a good source of tryptophan and helps relieve anxiety and tensio…


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