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.
A while back, I was tending to our kitchen garden and my thoughts couldn’t help but ponder over their utmost importance. It’s amazing how certain small herbs can help in the omission of good-for-nothing synthetic... read more.
Salves are hailed as efficacious ointments, creams, or balms that are known for protecting the skin from damage by moisturizing it profusely. They have a semi-solid appearance and tend to stay thick because they include waxes in their preparation. The... read more.
Well-established digestion is vital for your overall health. It is essential to look after your digestive tract because a lot is happening there. The digestive system makes the provision of energy to every cell of the body... read more.
Smudging is the act of burning the herbs for purifying the surroundings and drives away the negative energies from a person’s body or space. It is an ancient practice that possesses a rich history with many civilizations, especially Native... read more.
Hydrosols, also known as hydrolats and floral water, are the pure water produced by distilling the fresh plant parts, such as fruits, flowers, leaves, stems, and so forth. These aromatic... read more.
Our whole body depends on the provision of oxygen. Without it, the organ systems of our body seem to perish away which outnumber our days in this world. Now! How can you get the best possible amount of oxygen within... read more.
With the world opening up about anxiety issues, it is simple to say that you are not alone. With stress circulating us, almost everyone feels anxious from time to time. Every year, around one-fifth of the population, presents with actual anxiety or... read more.
Lavender may be the herb that everyone world-wide has heard about. It is not clear at what point in the history of lavender that people discovered its healing power. Its rich history reaches back to the early days of civilization, some 2500 years... read more.
Many people take their immune systems for granted, given the fact it fights behind our backs against the arsenal of germs to keep us safe. With coronavirus swishing around freely, a great mass of population is thinking about the word immunity and... read more.
The dark berry of Sambucus nigra is one of the most used medicinal herbs in the world. It is also one of the oldest used in folk medicine to fight the virus that causes colds, flu, sinus infections, and upper respiratory... read more.
Introducing a new line to our product collection, Mayernik Kitchen Herbal Hydrosols are now available! Our small batch hydrosols are made with our homegrown or locally foraged fresh... read more.
When you live in the Northeast, we unfortunately don’t have a “local” farm to get our citrus from, but we do buy in season (winter), from an organic farm in California. We’ve been buying... read more.
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