Articles by 'Shannon'

Shannon

Shannon Mulligan-Mayernik is an herbalist and plant medicine maker based in Northern New Jersey. Co-Owner of Mayernik Kitchen, Beekeeper & Educator of all things local and homemade. Graduate apprentice of herbalist Robin Rose Bennett and recent graduate of the Chestnut School of Herbs. Shannon graduated from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition in 2015 and became a Master Food Preserver in 2019. Currently, Shannon is participating in a year long clinical program for herbal medicine in Bronx, New York.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

Starting herbs in your garden is a great way of celebrating the perks of mother nature. A contented feeling settles deep within my heart as I witness the initiation of a plant with seeds and then watch it grow into a magnificent beauty. While digging... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

We all know a good night’s sleep is extremely important to reduce stress and boost our energy level and overall health. A quality snooze not only relaxes and recharges your body but also boosts the blood flow to the skin, giving that gorgeous... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

Today, we will push annual herbs in the spotlight and talk about their growing conditions with medicinal benefits. Annual herbs, as the name indicates, live only for a year. Their yield can be enjoyed throughout the summer but they have to be... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Tinctures are beginning to steal the show in various circles of the globe. For millennia, people are using it to reap the medicinal benefits of plants in the best possible way. To make herbal tinctures, different plant parts, including leaves,... read more.

By Matt, Posted in Garden

2021 Medicinal Plant sale is now... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Mugwort has been enjoying the well-deserved limelight due to its women-friendly benefits. But a big frown sets across the lips of enthusiastic gardeners due to its overly-invasive nature. Its horizontal roots run magnificently to govern the whole... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Elderberry syrup is a perfect go-to cold and cough syrup. With time, the recipe has evolved greatly and we have opted for the one that never fails to impress its consumer. Its daily usage promises a daily immune boost and wards off the air of... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Every time I’m about to broadcast the seeds, I look at those teeny-weeny fellows in my palm with wonderment that hold the absolute power. It is funny how such a small bit of nature can give life to one mammoth of a... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Wellness

It’s no surprise that New Jersey gardens are always evolving. The aesthetics of landscapes increase even more in spring. An astounding array of trees, with their distinctive colors, foliage and... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Wellness

Now that sugar has been proven to cause addiction and malignant diseases, people are swiveling back to honey to satiate their sweet tooth. This healthy swap compels them to buy whatever the honey aisle is offering and they unintentionally stock their... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Everybody knows and loves mushrooms. When people first hear about mushrooms, they often imagine them loaded on pizzas or as a starter soup. I, on the other hand, hear the rings of adventure and medicinal perks that come with... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Herbs are safe and effective option for common ailments associated with children. But children are more sensitive than adults and those little bodies can respond aggressively to even the mildest of herbal... read more.