Tag Archives: Herbal Medicine

How to Make Easy Herbal Oils, Salves, and Syrups

Soothe injuries and boost your immune system with these simple, plant-based recipes for trauma oil, Saint John’s wort oil, black elderberry syrup, herbal lip balm, and more. How to Make Infused Herbal Oils Herbal oils are convenient and easy to use. These are made by extracting ground-up herbs with organic olive oil. You can apply this herb-laden oil directly to

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What You Should Know About Herbal Preparation Shelf-Life

In this post, we’re sharing some basic guidelines on herbal preparation shelf-life. We’ve even made a free printable for you so you can have these guidelines handy in one place. Feel free to download, print, and store this chart in your herbal journal or on the inside of your bathroom cabinet (or wherever you store the majority of your herbal

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The Pernicious Diaries ~ Burdock

Arctium lappa Also, Known As: Bardana Beggar’s Buttons Bur Burdock Burdock Burrs Burrs Burr Seed Cockle Buttons Grass Burdock Great Burdock Hardock Hareburr Hurrburr Lappa Lappa Minor Niu Bang Personata Thorny Burr Turkey Burrseed The dried root of the burdock species of plants is used to make an herbal remedy known simply as the burdock. This remedy is actually made

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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 the coastal regions of Baja

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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 waste from your intestinal tract;

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Indefinitely Wild Series: Skullcap {Scutellaria lateriflora}

Also, Known As: Blue Pimpernel Blue Skullcap Helmet Flower Hoodwort Mad Dog Madweed Skullcap Virginia Skullcap Skullcap is a herb that grows uncultivated in the marshy lands of Canada as well as in the northern and eastern parts of the United States. The herb is also found in other parts of the globe, including Southeast Asia. Skullcap has double-colored flowers

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Lunar Tinctures

Making your tinctures following the phases of the moon allows the powerful gravitational pull of the moon to draw out the properties in the plant and also adds a bit of ancient wisdom to your mixture. Just as the gravitational pull of the moon affects many things in nature and our lives, it’s thought that this very same phenomenon affects

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The History of Herbal Medicine and Essential Oils

The history of essential oils is intertwined with the history of herbal medicine, which in turn has been an integral part of magical practices. Herbal medicine has been used for more than treating minor ailments and disease; it has been instrumental in providing life-enhancing benefits. In most ancient cultures, people believed plants to be magical, and for thousands of years,

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Vetiver Lore

Vetiveria zizanioides Also, Known As: Cuscus Khas Khas Vetiver Vetivert Vetiver (botanical name Vetiveria zizanioides) belongs to the grass family, which also includes sorghum, maize, sugarcane as well as lemongrass. This plant has had an irregular history, as it was given no less than 11 names in four dissimilar genera at one time. The generic name ‘Vitiveria’ is derived from the Tamil expression ‘vetiver’

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