Learn Herbalism: The 10 Best Herbalist Books
These are the best resources to learn herbalism for medicinal or magical purposes. Herblore, spells, recipes, and folk wisdom passed down.
Your brain is a supercomputer
Written By Clinical Herbalist, Maria Noël Groves Excerpt from her book, Body Into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care Your brain serves as the primary control center for your body. It’s the original portable computer: weighing in at just a few pounds (a small percentage of your total body weight), it contains 100,000 miles of blood vessels and 1 quadrillion neurons, and it consumes 25% of your body’s oxygen and nutrients and 70% of its glucose (the brain’s preferred fuel). But…
Foraging and Using Birch: Bark, Leaves, & Sap
Birch trees have many edible and medicinal uses and are great to forage for! Learn how to harvest and use birch bark, leaves, and sap.
How to Freeze Fresh Chives Quickly and Easily
It's incredibly easy to freeze fresh chives, so you can preserve the harvest whenever you have a glut of this flavourful herb.
DIY Cinnamon & Clove Mouthwash
I finally cut all of the yucky commercial products out of my oral care routine! I gave up toothpaste 3 months ago and opted to brush with coconut oil instead, because of its awesome benefits (antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial to name a few) (Source: Treatment of Dermal Infections With Topical Coconut Oil). I've also started oil pulling with coconut oil most mornings as well. (For more information about oil pulling, check out this article.) I haven't used mouthwash in quite some…
25 Ancient Remedies That Used To Be Common Knowledge
Home remedies and herbal cures are as ancient as mankind itself. Take a look at these simple home remedies that used to be common knowledge:
13 Things You Need In Your Home Apothecary
If you're just starting out in your herbal journey, there are a few things you need to get started. I've compiled a list of the top 13 essential items you need to stock your home apothecary.
Herbal Medicine Cabinet
Meet some medicinal herbs that can keep you healthy all year long. Chamomile: Delicate and fragrant, my tea soothes the belly and calms the spirit. A warm, moist teabag helps dry, tired eyes. Usnea: My tree-beards clear the forests, and eaten whole, can help keep your lungs clear, too. Bitters: I’m a classic digestive
Ways to Use Dried Bee Balm on the Homestead | indie herbalist
Bee balm is an herb and ornamental garden plant with many homestead uses. Other names for bee balm include bergamot, monarda, and sweet leaf.
12 Ways to Use Bee Balm
My first home in Vermont had a huge patch of bee balm growing right outside my bedroom window. I'd wake up to a flurry of hummingbirds in the summer, arguing over the nectar inches from
How to Make Herbal Fruit Leather – LearningHerbs
Follow these simple directions to make herbal fruit leather. This is an herbal treat that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy.
Drying and Using Red Clover
Make the most use of those weeds by drying and using red clover for a variety of internal and external home remedies that are easy to make and effective.
Why Studying Herbal History Makes Us Better Herbalists | indieherbalist
It might surprise you to discover that understanding herbal history is fundamental to functioning at an advanced level within herbalism- but it is!
Our Healing Basket, some notes on putting together one for your family or classroom
This is a must for a kindergarten and truly loved not only in our play school but also in our own home. Here are a few of our favorite things: Included but not pictured are an ice pack (we use a red velour one) and a red washcloth. See a theme here? Red is perfect for bumps and scrapes, bloody noses and even more serious injuries. You can cover them easily and the red won't show the blood. This may sounds a little gruesome, but it has a calming affect on children and caregivers. As…