Hello friends. I'm excited to announce that I am now publishing online classes on herbal medicine, nutrition, supplementation, and more! It seems that sharing my knowledge and experience through online videos may make it more accessible to different learning styles. If you'd like to learn more, please visit the Classes page here.
In addition, I now have a Patreon membership program! Patreon is an online platform where subscribers can contribute a small monthly amount (as low as $1) to support the content I've provided for free on my website since 2013. Members get a host of benefit options including early-bird discounts on classes, an invitation to a private Facebook group, an invitation to a monthly live Q&A with me, monthly one-on-one herbal consultations, and more. Click here to learn more about Patreon!
Back in 2014, I conducted a series of experiments inhaling essential oils through my nebulizer. I began these experiments at a time when I was due to use oral antibiotics again (a regular occurrence for me as a result of my chronic cystic fibrosis lung infections) but a snow storm prevented me from getting to the pharmacy. As they say, necessity if the mother of invention (or in this case, discovery)!
Why Use Essential Oils?
In 2014, I was in the midst of my clinical herbal training and had been learning about various medicinal plant constituents. In particular, the constituents called essential oils often have potent antimicrobial (antibacterial, antifungal, & antiviral) power. So I decided it was time to try an experiment with them to see if they could help me control my lung infections. I was very happy with the results and I'd love to share my findings with you!
Mica McDonald (they/he) is a clinical herbalist, nutritionist, ecologist, and writer living in Abenaki territory (Vermont).