Tag: Herbal

Our Favorite Recipes Using Herbal Teas

Three-Seed Tummy Tea This delicious tea is a favorite for preventing gas after meals. You’ll notice that it’s a light decoction followed by an infusion because of the plant parts that are included. This recipe can be made with either fresh or dried herbs;…

Tea Time: Herbal Medicine ~ Dried Teas

To create a long-lasting dried tea, start with fresh or dried herbs and water. Through a step-by-step steeping, simmering, and evaporating process, the tea is reduced from a clear liquid to a thick, nutrient-rich batter full of active compounds and suitable for drying. Teas…

Tea Time: Medicinal Herbal Tea’s

Tea is a time-honored and widespread preparation method used by cultures around the world today – for at least the past 3,000 to 5,000 years, as well. This makes sense because teas utilize the most popular and available liquid substance in the world: water….

How To Make Herbal Compresses

Whether you’re at home or camping out, these herbal compresses come in handy. Compresses are pads or cloths saturated with herbal teas that are applied externally to heal skin traumas {wounds, rashes, skin infections, burns, scrapes, bites, and stings}, contusions, sprains, strains, muscle aches,…

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…

Medicinal Herb: Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva ursi or Arbutus uva ursi Also, Known As: Arberry Bearberry Bear’s-grape Crowberry Foxberry Hog Cranberry Kinnikinnick Mealberry Mountain Box Mountain Cranberry Red Bearberry Sagackhomi Sandberry Upland Cranberry Uva Ursi The uva ursi herb, which is more commonly known as the bearberry is…

Herbal Astrology

Our ancestors were deeply attuned to the phases of the Moon and the stations of the Sun. Farmers once farmed by the Moon; the idea was that the “waxing” or growing Moon pulled plant energies upward, while the “waning” or decreasing Moon meant energy…

Time for Healing! Part 1

All of us want to live happy, fulfilling, and creative lives. How can we achieve this goal? Undoubtedly, creating and maintaining good health is key. Most importantly, we need to pay attention to what is unfolding in and around us. This means regular internal…

Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.

Distillates and Hydrosols: The aromatic liquids that remain after essential oils have been distilled from plants. We use distillates in herbal preparations, in spritzers as a skin freshener, and if we are sure of the source {if we make them ourselves or know the…

Herbal Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe

Remineralizing toothpaste recipes are many, but this one uses the superfood spirulina to remineralize teeth. Use as tooth powder or tooth paste. Great for kids. Source: Herbal Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe

Mugwort

The single most important and versatile plant used for magick and for stimulating psychic skills is mugwort. Consider her the plant kingdom’s magickal ambassador. Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, also known as the Mother Herb, holds the key to the realm of dreams and clairvoyance. If you…

Stevia, sweet leaf {Stevia rebaudiana}

Family: Asteraceae Stevia is an amazing traditional noncaloric sweetener. The active compounds are up to 300 times sweeter than table sugar, but stevia does not cause tooth decay or raise blood sugar levels. In the face of the diabetes epidemic, it’s time to take…

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