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At Avena Botanicals, we make herbal remedies using fresh, organic & biodynamic herbs. These vital plants and a sacred connection to place heal body, mind, and spirit and encourage humans to be mindful and loving stewards of the Earth.

We bring over a thousand pounds of fresh, hand-gathered herbs into our apothecary annually and use these herbs to thoughtfully prepare herbal tinctures, elixirs, glycerites, and oils. Over 80% of these herbs come directly from Avena's certified-biodynamic gardens.

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White Pine Needle Tea, Steam and Foot Bath

March 10, 2016

White pine trees are a common tree here in Maine. Standing near a pine tree and breathing in deeply is like drinking fresh air. This is a good spring practice to do to clear out leftover lung congestion from the winter. Leaning against a white pine tree is also deeply healing for anyone who has experienced betrayal or feels emotionally shattered. Breathe in and out, release your hurt and receive the tree’s strength. Be sure to bow to the tree in gratitude.

Spring Rejuvenation

March 10, 2016

A stirring of energy occurs in both the mind and body as the long nights and colder temperatures of winter begin to shift. The days become significantly longer after the spring equinox, March 20-21, and with this light comes the call to rise earlier and engage in more physical activities.