Siobhan Mendicino

Inspired at a very young age by the landscape of Vermont, Siobhan has spent most of her life falling in love with nature and plants. After dealing with a persistent ailment in her late teens, and finding a lack of support from allopathic medicine, she decided to begin her journey with herbs. Following years of working with herbs as a hobby in the PNW, she realized the strong passion and connection she had with this wisdom and took a career turn to focus entirely on herbal medicine. 

Diving in, she completed her Certificate of Herbal Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Recognizing the high value in spreading the herbal word, she took to writing content for a number of herbal blogs to share the gift of this knowledge. Included with her writing, Siobhan loves making her own herbal preparations for her family and friends in order to continue her learning and forge deeper relationships with herbs and plants. She plans on continuing this path in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a community herbalist and educator. 

When she’s not behind a screen or in the apothecary, you can find Siobhan (once again) playing outside no matter the weather. From romping around with her two pups, a ten-year-old husky and two-year-old border collie, to riding down a snowy mountain on her board - Mother nature is her happy place. Siobhan just returned from a six-month adventure with her partner and pups where they traveled the US in their converted 1989 Chevy horizon van that they built out themselves. They have now settled in VT for the winter and come Spring, they will see where their passions take them.


Articles by Siobhan:

health benefits of oat straw

5 Benefits of Oat Straw: Dosage & Safety

Oat straw is a highly nutritious part of the oat plant. Traditionally, it was used for soothing skin, its dense nutrient content, and for nervous …

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herbs for reducing inflammation

The 10 Best Herbs for Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is considered one of the leading factors for disease-related deaths in the world.  This article looks at the scientific research behind the best …

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health benefits of milky oats

7 Benefits of Milky Oats: Dosage & Safety

Milky oats have been a nutritional and medicinal staple for millennia. Milky oats are the potent, unripe pod of the oat plant, however, the whole …

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7 health benefits of calendula

The 7 Benefits of Calendula: Dosage & Safety

Calendula is a highly-revered herb that has gained popularity over centuries of use.   Traditionally, calendula was used to support skin conditions, promote wound healing, release …

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the 7 top antibacterial herbs

The 8 Best Antibacterial Herbs

Bacteria are single-celled organisms that are found everywhere. They support physiological processes, the making of cheese and yogurt, and in the right context, can make …

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the best herbs for stress

The 13 Best Herbs for Stress

Do you feel constantly on edge? Are you exhausted at the thought of small tasks? Stress is an unavoidable part of life. It’s true that …

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list of the five best bitter herbs for health

The 5 Best Bitter Herbs

Do you often feel bloated, gassy, or have intense heartburn? Are you wanting to encourage efficient and effective digestion? Bitter herbs have been traditionally used …

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best antifungal herbs for fungal growth

The 10 Best Antifungal Herbs

Fungal infections are extremely common around the world. These types of infections are likely to affect the skin, nails, and/or lung health. While antifungal drugs …

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The 9 Best Herbs for Asthma

Do you find breathing difficult at times? Does it feel as though you are unable to take long, deep breaths without coughing?  Asthma is a …

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