Sage Medicine is a partnership of the Garden Apprenticeship Team and the Media & Marketing Team at the Office of Sustainability, highlighting the intertwined relationship between the health of our bodies, the environment, and our social communities to make botanical medicine and preventative health practices accessible for the College of Charleston campus and surrounding community. This series of articles and videos focuses on more sustainable and alternative options for tending to one’s health, along with regenerative research and wholesome lifestyle design!
By Madeline Kiser Fungi are guardians of the forest and the attendants of future generations, as they are found everywhere. Mushrooms have been in alliance with nature for millions of years. By partnering with fungi, humans can also resist disease. Humans and the environment both have weakened immune systems due to stress, industrialization, and disease. […]
In this monthly video segment of Sage Medicine, learn how Matricaria chamomilla, or Chamomile, is a great liver tonic, stress reducer, and all around power plant for your body during these cold winter months. Garden Apprenticeship Lead Intern Madeline Kiser shares the best way to grow and harvest your very own Chamomile plant babies! Medicinal Properties […]
By Alexandra Keane and Madeline Kiser What is your ideal Thanksgiving scenario? A warm glowing house full of friends, family, and loved ones, delicious meals to be cooked and shared, the smell of herbed dishes and pies ruminating in the kitchen, laughter brimming throughout the rooms, and radiating a glow of gratitude and appreciation… Ah, […]
By Madeline Kiser Humans deal with stress every day. Fortunately, our bodies desire to “adapt and keep balanced and healthy” (Winston & Maimes, 2007). In 2015, the American Psychology Association expressed that over 50% of Americans were stressed due to work, money, family, or health. It is also noted that younger generations, women, adults with […]