Fire Cider Is Like Liquid Summer Warmth For The Darkness Of Winter

Revised 06/04/2018...For Our Southern Hemisphere Freinds. With fall upon us, we all feel the pull to visit our local farmers and collect the bounty of the fields! One way to preserve some of our most powerful immune-enhancing foods is too steep them in raw apple cider vinegar. The health benefits of raw apple cider vinegar are many. … Continue reading Fire Cider Is Like Liquid Summer Warmth For The Darkness Of Winter

Why Make Your Own Syrups?

Syrups are useful for coating your throat and are helpful if you {or your children} have trouble swallowing capsules or pills. Any herbal tea can be concentrated and added to a sweet base to create a syrup. Because this process concentrates the herb's active constituents, a syrup can be very effective at treating and healing … Continue reading Why Make Your Own Syrups?

WHY A DECOCTION TINCTURE?

If you have dabbled in making your own medicinal herbal remedies, chances are you have likely entered the world of tinctures. Those little dropper bottles of herbs you see in the natural food store rely on alcohol to pull key constituents from plants, and with most plant properties, alcohol does an excellent job. Tinctures are … Continue reading WHY A DECOCTION TINCTURE?

Indefinitely Wild Series: White Sage {Salvia apiana}

Also, Known As: Bee Sage Sacred Sage White Ceremonial Sage White Sage Salvia apiana or white sage is a perennially growing evergreen shrub that is indigenous to the southwestern regions of the United States and the adjoining north-western areas of Mexico. This herb is mostly found growing in the wild in the scrub habitat in … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: White Sage {Salvia apiana}

Herbal Tincture: Echinacea; A True ‘Elder’ Herb…

Just as you can make a tea and extract your herb's medicinal constituents with hot water, you can do the same with a cool liquid - alcohol. You can grind and soak your fresh or dried herbs in an alcoholic liquid or solvent {such as Vodka}, then strain out the herbs. The resulting liquid is … Continue reading Herbal Tincture: Echinacea; A True ‘Elder’ Herb…

What Are the Benefits of Yellow Dock Root?

Traditionally, yellow dock root has been thought to be a blood purifier and general detoxifier, especially for the liver. The herb, properly known as Rumex Crispus, supports detoxification from a few angles. First off, yellow dock root stimulates bile production, which helps digestion, particularly of fats. Yellow dock root can stimulate a bowel movement to help remove lingering … Continue reading What Are the Benefits of Yellow Dock Root?