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Chinese Herbs Offer New, Natural and Effective Solution to Springtime Allergy Flare-Ups

Thirteen-herb blend Rootology: Breathe Free combats allergy symptoms for free-breathing in 20 minutes for most users, says herbalist Lexi Hagenson

Spring is here, and in many parts of the nation pollen counts are soaring, making life miserable for millions of allergy sufferers.

To combat annoying symptoms like runny nose, congestion, and itchy eyes, most allergy sufferers typically reach for the battery of drugs available over-the-counter. But according to a leading herbalist, a new, all-natural formulation based on Chinese Herbology, called Rootology: Breathe Free, can quiet springtime allergy symptoms in a way most Americans have not experienced.

“Rootology is a blend of 13 concentrated herbal extracts that works to immediately support nasal and sinus health against environmental allergens, like pollen, pet dander, dust, mold, chemicals and even wild fire smoke,” says nationally certified herbalist Lexi Hagenson, herbalist for Rootology. “Every one of the 13 herbs has a function, and they’re even more powerful in synergy, working together to support against congestion, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, sinus pressure and headache.”

Hagenson says that Xanthium fruit, one of Rootology’s main components, has been used by Eastern herbalists for thousands of years as an effective natural remedy for opening clogged nasal passages. Angelica root is a well-established remedy for relieving headache and sinus pain, and Ledebouriella root is an age-old treatment for itchy eyes.

“Rootology contains these three proven allergen fighters, plus 10 additional powerful immune-boosting extracts,” says Hagenson.

Hagenson says Rootology begins working in 20 minutes, to restore free breathing and stop itchy eyes and other annoying allergy symptoms. The herbal formulation can be taken as often as needed, and most users report no side-effects.

“After trying Rootology, consumers are starting to give both expected and unexpected feedback via reviews on our website, email, Twitter, and on our Facebook page,” says Rootology founder Simar Singh.

Singh says they heard from a personal fitness trainer who used Rootology as a performance enhancer, because, it opened up his air passages and enhanced his breathing and oxygen intake. The trainer said, he now recommends the product to all his fitness clients.

“We have quite a few people telling us they use Rootology when traveling, or when allergies or sinuses flare up in a new locale,” says Singh. “You never know what’s going to hit you when you travel to someplace new, so it’s always smart to keep some Rootology in your flight bag. Why let a little pollen, smog, or smoke from distant wild-fires ruin your business trip or vacation?”

Parents are advised to consult with a physician before giving Rootology to children under 12 years old.

Lexi Hagenson is a Nationally Certified Herbalist, Holistic Nutritional Counselor, and Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in Chicago, Illinois. She worked to perfect the formula that is Rootology.

Simar Singh is the Founder and CEO of Rootology. Introduced to ancient Chinese herbal formulations by his father, he had been benefitting for years before realizing that all Americans should also benefit, founding Rootology to ensure just that.Facebook: www.facebook.com/Rootology. Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rootology.

Ashevillage Institute and Urban Farm School – Dates

Asheville, NC – During May 4-29; June 1-26; and August 3-28, Janell Kapoor from the Ashevillage Institute and Stacey Murphy, director of the Urban Farm School, are teaming up with renowned instructors to offer month-long community living immersions in Organic Gardening, Herbalism & Wild Edibles, and Perennial Agriculture. While gaining hands-on skills, participants will experience life in community by living together at an eco-urban demonstration site next to downtown Asheville.

Participants dig in on May 4th with the Organic Farming immersion to deepen their understanding of firsthand food production. Topics are on the ground and practical, from seed selection, compost tea and vermiculture, to systemic regeneration and food access sovereignty.

June 1st kicks off a month of Herbalism & Wild Edibles immersion. For four weeks, participants will identify and prepare wild edibles, process and store herbs, forage for mushrooms, make healing elixirs and live more symbiotically within their natural environs. For the long haul, participants can join August 3-28, and engage in the Perennial Agriculture Immersion. They will learn about forest gardening, fruit trees, beekeeping and other animals in the landscape, as well as perennial plant propagation. All three of these immersions are part of the second annual, 28-week Urban Farm School.

“I came to the Urban Farm School so I could start myown farm project. I’m leaving with the knowledge on how to do that, plus so much more. I will neverlook at things the same way again; from how we grow food, to policy, to society as a whole. The UFShas given me what I need to move forward with my dreams, plus the most important thing,community!” –Ollie Fleming,a 2013 UFS graduate describes his experience

At each 1-month immersion, participants will live at the Ashevillage Sanctuary, an urban permaculture demonstration site, featuring: a 30,000-gallon rainwater catchment pond system set amongst natural buildings and edible flora. The Sanctuary is located a few blocks from downtown Asheville and borders 60 acres of woodland trails. It has a beautiful eco-renovated guest house where participants will live, share food and experience community for the month.The visionaries behind the immersions bring 34 collective years of hands-on social and environmental activism to the programs.

Janell Kapoor, Founder of Kleiwerks International, has led natural building trainings for people from over 52 countries. Kapoor is joined by Stacey Murphy, a Brooklyn transplant to Asheville, and founder of BK Farmyards and Farmyard Bootcamp, where she led the inoculation of renegade farming tactics throughout the backyards of Brooklyn. Their team expands into the local
networks of long-time instructors and practitioners who will be sharing practical wisdom about growing food, making medicine, designing systems, and living in community and place.
Applications are being accepted now. For more information on the Immersions, please visit

More details on this program

Ashevillage  hosted the Whole Earth Summit a couple weeks ago and it was amazing, so they’ll definitely be doing more online events.    That’s really something to look forward to!  –– the editor

Mountain Rose Organic Herbs

A great resource for learning MORE about herbs and healing. Thanks Mountain Rose Herbs of Eugene, OR for helping all us become part of this healthy community. They also offer a 25% discount for students attending these classes.

You can get a free catalog, their prices are reasonable and they have loads of experience – since 1987.

In addition, Mountain Rose also has community projects – volunteer, learn, get out there – take a look at their great site.

Mountain Rose Herbs
PO Box 50220
Eugene, OR 97405
ice (800) 879-3337
Fax (510) 217-4012
International Calls (541) 741-7307

Customer Service – customerservice@mountainroseherbs.com
(For general questions about our products, services, and your order related inquiries)

Catalog Requests – catalog@mountainroseherbs.com
(For all free catalog requests. US residents only)

Plants Galore!

Go to the SF Botanical Garden – Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park – it is open daily, 365 days a year and is free to the public. There is so much to do in this beautiful place, you can enjoy the area, plants, smells, guided tours, bookstores. You may become so inspired that you’ll want to be a member. This is a great place to teach children to love plants and enjoy the  diversity of nature.

Something is always blooming, it is a wondeful peaceful place to relax.