As a child, I had a habit of collecting wild plants and pretending to make food and medicine with the plants I had gathered.  I even tried to get my little sister to eat small pieces of our house plants when my mother wasn’t looking!  This being said, I think my interest in plants and botanical medicine started at a very early age… I hope the same will apply for my children 🙂

This is my daughter Emunah…

and my son Moshe….

and our newest addition, Shaina (eating mint leaves- her favorite pastime!)


About earthwisemedicinals

Chana Laila has been studying herbal medicine since 2003 when she enrolled as an apprentice at Blazing Star Herbal School. Throughout her time studying herbal medicine, Chana Laila has become the mother of three children, and has focused on learning how to care for her family using herbal remedies and products. This work has inspired her to create Earthwise Medicinals, a line of ethically and sustainably harvested herbal products for women's and children's health. In 2004 Chana Laila completed a doula training program and currently works with women to offer professional labor support services. Chana Laila teaches classes on herbal medicine for women's health, as well as classes on how to make herbal preparations at home, and is currently enrolled in a correspondence certification program on herbal medicine for women's health taught by Aviva Jill Romm. Chana Laila is also a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. Her music can be found at and
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Beginings

  1. Dad says:

    Love the story about your love of plants when you were a child

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s