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:

herbs high in magnesium

6 Herbs High in Magnesium

Magnesium is an important mineral that plays an essential role in heart, brain, and musculoskeletal health.  Since magnesium is required for numerous health processes, maintaining …

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herbs high in iron

6 Herbs High in Iron

Iron is a vital mineral for blood and DNA health. The body does not create this element, so it’s essential that humans receive iron from …

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herbs high in vitamin d

5 Herbs High in Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for musculoskeletal health. It supports the absorption of calcium which is necessary for strong bones.  The body can only …

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hawthorn benefits

4 Benefits of Hawthorn: Dosage & Safety

Hawthorn is a popular traditional herb for heart health. The berries, leaves, and flowers of the hawthorn trees were traditionally used for cardiovascular health, bladder …

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feverfew benefits

4 Benefits of Feverfew: Dosage & Safety

Feverfew is a small, daisy-like herb that grows abundantly across gardens in Europe, Australia, North Africa, China, and the Americas.   Feverfew has been traditionally used …

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eyebright benefits

4 Benefits of Eyebright: Dosage & Safety

Eyebright is a herb that’s native to the heaths and dry meadows of Europe.  Eyebright flower parts were traditionally used to manage eye infections, alleviate …

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pau d'arco benefits

4 Benefits of Pau d’arco: Dosage & Safety

Pau d’arco, also called Taheebo, is a famous tree that originates from the forests of South America.  Traditionally, the bark of this tree was used …

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6 benefits of chickweed

6 Benefits of Chickweed: Dosage & Safety

Chickweed is a common weed that has a variety of health benefits. The herb was traditionally used to help heal skin irritations and wounds. It …

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health benefits of usnea

4 Benefits of Usnea: Dosage & Safety

Usnea, popularly known as old man’s beard, is a lichen that’s been used as a traditional medicine in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Usnea has been …

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