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:

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5 Benefits of Shilajit for Women 

Shilajit is a blackish tar-like substance that provides numerous benefits, like increased energy levels and brain function.  This mineral-rich resin …

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5 Best Online Herbalist Schools & Classes

Have you considered exploring herbalism but aren’t sure where to start?  Although herbalism is still gaining traction in the US, there are numerous herbal medicine …

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The Best Time of Day to Take Shilajit

Shilajit is a resin from the Himalayan mountains with purported benefits for energy, brain function, and overall vitality and wellness. As a result, many people …

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Black Seed Oil for Dogs 

Have you ever considered supporting your dog with herbs but were unsure how to use them? Or how safe they are for your pet? Black …

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Black Seed Oil for Skin

Black seed oil is an herbal product that has been used for millennia. The oil comes from black cumin seeds and has traditionally been used …

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The Best Tea for Upset Stomach

An upset stomach can leave you in considerable pain and significantly disrupt your quality of life.  Natural herbal teas can be a great way to …

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Best Tea for Congestion

It’s the middle of the night, and you wake up struggling to breathe through your nose. Your mouth is dry and you are losing sleep …

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Best Tea for Coughs

Have you ever noticed how different a cough can feel? You may have a dry, coarse cough or one that feels wet with lots of …

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