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Video: The Best-Tasting Anti-Inflammatory Cocktail You've Never Tried. How to Make the Most Effective Hawthorn Berry Syrup Heart Tonic. Wild Medicine: Herbal Healing - Plant Talk. Posted inGardening Tips onSeptember 3 2013, by Sonia Uyterhoeven Over the long weekend, I spent my afternoons out in the Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden teaching the public how to make herbal teas and herbal vinegars.

Wild Medicine: Herbal Healing - Plant Talk

It is a great time of year to think of creative ways to start using your garden herbs. One of my colleagues gave me two large pineapple sages (Salvia elegans) for teaching props.

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How to Make Arnica Oil & Salve (Plus How to Use Them) Arnica oil is a well known herbal remedy for bruises, sprains and muscles strains.

How to Make Arnica Oil & Salve (Plus How to Use Them)

It’s surprisingly effective, as well as easy to make at home. An arnica infused oil also quickly converts to a convenient and easy to apply arnica salve. A jar of Arnica Oil infusing as a herbal home remedy for sprains, strains and muscle pain. When we found our off-grid homestead, I was working in an office job just like most people. A career as a project manager wasn’t exactly compatible with a life in the rural wilderness, and I’d been reskilling in a rather unconventional way.

How to Make Comfrey Salve (and Why You Should!) Antiviral Herbs. By Gabe Garms Are you familiar with any antiviral herbs?

Antiviral Herbs

You’ve probably heard the terms antiviral, antibacterial and antimicrobial before and may be confused as to what each really means. Both viruses and bacteria are microbes so the term antimicrobial means both antiviral and antibacterial. The difference between a bacteria and a virus is that a bacteria can live on its own while a virus requires a host, typically a human cell. While bacteria can be destroyed without doing damage to cells, viruses are a bit trickier since destroying the host isn't usually ideal. When discussing how to make each into a medicine, I'll talk about using the herbs in the form of tinctures, teas and infusions.

The Top 10: Oregon Grape (Mahonia Aquifollium/Nervosa) This antiviral herb's active ingredient is an alkaloid called berberine, a bright yellow substance that’s most prevalent in its roots.

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Foraging. General how to for tinctures, oils etc. Borage Oil: Benefits, Uses, and Side Effects. Borage oil is an extract made from the seeds of the Borago officinalis plant.

Borage Oil: Benefits, Uses, and Side Effects

Borage oil is prized for its high gamma linoleic acid (GLA) content. It’s thought that this fatty acid can help reduce inflammation tied to many diseases. Mugwort – Sawmill Herb Farm. Mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris, Asteraceae Mugwort is an ancient plant used in traditional European and Asian medicine.

Mugwort – Sawmill Herb Farm

It is best known for its actions as an aromatic bitter, which increases digestion and enhances nutrition by stimulating digestive and bile secretion. It helps to relieve gas, ease cramps, increase the appetite and cleanse the bowels. Mugwort is also associated with menstruation. It increases circulation to warm up the uterus and pelvic region, move the blood, remove stagnant blood (the source of cramps, stiffness and pain) and regulate hormone levels. Mugwort: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage, and Warning. There isn't enough information to know if mugwort is safe.

Mugwort: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage, and Warning

Special Precautions & Warnings: Homemade Deodorant Stick - Houseful of Handmade. 10 Natural Remedies For The Most Common Complaints. Herbs have been used for centuries by many cultures to help alleviate common complaints, but nowadays we are much quicker to rush to the medicine cabinet than our herb gardens.

10 Natural Remedies For The Most Common Complaints

It’s time to go back to basics and see how much nature can heal you, naturally! You can learn about all of these remedies in video form below! Rosemary Coughing? Add Rosemary! Mint Upset Stomach? Oregano Menstrual Cramps? Curry Powder Achy joints? Dill. Rosemary - an excellent aid to digestion. Rosemary is a fragrant shrub well known for its distinctive aroma.

Rosemary - an excellent aid to digestion.

There are several varieties that can be identified by its evergreen needle-like leaves with spikes of pale blue or lilac flowers which bloom from spring to summer. The plant is a symbol of love and fidelity and in medieval times was used at weddings. According to legend, if a man does not like the smell of the herb, he will be a lousy lover! Traditionally, it was used medicinally to strengthen memory. Key Medicinal Uses Internally – Rosemary aids digestion and has been utilized for stomach problems such as dyspepsia, appetite stimulant, stomach cramps, bloating and constipation. Calendula Plant Benefits: Grow Your Own Medicine. Natural Society | January 29 2013 Calendula officinalis is a plant most often used to brighten up a garden or flower bed.

Calendula Plant Benefits: Grow Your Own Medicine

It’s a popular choice because it’s pretty and is super easy to grow. But, what many people don’t know is that their pretty garden-addition is a valuable herbal remedy. Calendula, also known as “pot marigolds” are usually a bright golden color. 9 Surprising Sorrel Benefits. The health benefits of sorrel include its ability to improve eyesight, slow the aging process, reduce skin infections, strengthen the immune system, and improve digestion.

9 Surprising Sorrel Benefits

It also builds strong bones, increases circulation, increases energy levels, lowers blood pressure, increases appetite, protects against diabetes, strengthens heart health, and improves kidney health. Growing Borage - How To Grow And Use Borage Plant In The Garden. By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist The borage herb is an old fashioned plant that can get up to 2 feet or more. It is native to the Middle East and has an ancient history in war as an enhancement for bravery and courage. Growing borage provides the gardener with cucumber-flavored leaves for tea and other beverages as well as bright starry blue flowers for decorating salads.

All parts of the plant, except the roots, are flavorful and have culinary or medicinal uses. Fungus Infection Remedy Using Herbs! - Holistic Health Herbalist. 20 Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbs and How to Use Them. By Nina Nelson Being exposed to different kinds of antibacterial and antiviral herbs is natural when you grow up on an herb farm.

Long before I knew what herbs were used for, I saw how they were grown, cut for different uses, and packaged for herbal retail companies. You'd think I adopted the use of herbal remedies before I started my own family. I didn't. I began using some herbal remedies after my 2nd child was born. 9 Essential Oils for Allergies (Plus 5 Mixtures & Application Tips) The amount of people who are experiencing allergic reactions is said to be on the increase – and from what I’ve encountered, I’d have to agree. Many of us have encountered at least one family member, friend (or ourselves) having to confront at least some form of allergy (especially over the past few decades). This surge in allergies has mostly been attributed to our increasingly high stress and nutritionally “challenged” culture.

But there is also our increasing exposure to synthetic chemicals – particularly those found in insecticides and industrial output, also found in a plethora of common place household items and processed foods. While these are the most common culprits, people can develop allergies to basically anything in our environment. Bentonite Clay. Information below is for Research purposes only! Bulk Apothecary sells thousands of natural ingredients for manufacturing use. Uses for all of these products change periodically and any information found on this site should NOT be considered expert advice or our recommendation for use. Pure Bentonite clay is has been used for centuries on oily skin because of it's excellent oil absorbtion properties. For years it has been thought to remove acne causing toxins from the skin and revitalize tired skin.

Our all-natural bentonite clay has a particle size: 80% smaller than 74 microns, 40% smaller than 44 microns. Essential Oils, Soap Making Supplies & More. Toenail Fungus Home Remedies: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Cures. Paranoychia or onychomycosis are most often seen in toenail fungus infections. Although a mild infection in the early stages may cause little to no discomfort, with the only visible symptoms being toenail discoloration, black or thick toenails and crumbling of the nails it is absolutely essential for you to begin toenail fungus treatment immediately.

The treatment of toenail fungus with tea tree oil or toenail fungus home remedies can help significantly in these early stages but these home remedies are no substitute for medical treatment as the results vary greatly.