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 … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: Skullcap {Scutellaria lateriflora}

Indefinitely Wild Series: Tinctures 101

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 Indefinitely Wild Series: Tinctures 101

Indefinitely Wild Series: Lobelia {Lobelia inflata}

Also, Known As: Asthma Weed Bladderpod Emetic Herb Gagroot Indian Tobacco Lobelia Pukeweed Vomitroot The herb known as the lobelia - botanical name, Lobelia inflata - can reach from one to two feet in height and is commonly called Indian tobacco. The herb grows as an annual or as a biennial. It is characterized by … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: Lobelia {Lobelia inflata}

Indefinitely Wild Series: Marshmallow

Althaea Officinalis Also, Known As: Althaea Marshmallow Mortification Root Sweetweed Found growing in abundance in moist and wet places all over the world, marshmallow is a perennial aromatic herb that is sometimes found to grow up to four feet in height. While the herb can be found growing in plenty in the wild, it is … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: Marshmallow

Indefinitely Wild Series: Comfrey {Symphytum officinale}

Also, Known As: Ass-ear Blackwort Bruisewort Comfrey Consormol Knitback Knitbone Comfrey (scientific name Symphytum officinale L.) is also known as knitbone or common comfrey and belongs to the Boraginaceae family. It is a perennial herb having black roots resembling turnips and bears broad leaves with bristles. The herb is indigenous to Europe and grows in soggy and lush green … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: Comfrey {Symphytum officinale}

Indefinitely Wild Series: What Is 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 a herbal remedy known simply as the burdock. … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: What Is Burdock?

Indefinitely Wild Series: What Is Burdock Root?

Burdock root is a medicinal herb and food that has powerful anti-tumor, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties. Burdock root is one of the top recommended herbal remedies for cancer due to the belief that it can stop cancer cells from metastasizing and it is one of the star ingredients of the famous natural cancer remedy … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: What Is Burdock Root?

Indefinitely Wild Series: HOW TO MAKE A POULTICE WITH DRIED And Or FRESH HERBS

It’s easy to focus on the internal herbal preparations, like teas, extracts, and syrups, because we are so conditioned to “taking something” – whether that be supplements, OTC medications, or prescriptions – to manage our health. Topical herbalism, though, has many unique preparations that have benefited people for generations. In this post, we’ll teach you … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild Series: HOW TO MAKE A POULTICE WITH DRIED And Or FRESH HERBS