Tag: folk medicine

Starting out with herbs

I wish I had counted how often I was asked, “Where do I start?” People ARE interested, and they really want to make herbal changes in their lives, but they are daunted by the information they see available. They come to me with books that have...

New methods of sharing the old ways

Herb lore used to be passed down through the generations. Each family had their own recipes and methods of utilising herbs for food and medicine. Nowadays with families living busy, separate lives a lot of this knowledge falls through the cracks. Modern technology is a great way to...

Herbology At Home – Homemade Health

HOMEMADE HEALTH is the second book, to be released in 2011, it is a collection of old time home remedies straight from the pantry. Some tried and true, some quirky, but all based on natural remedies your grandmothers probably knew and used....

Oats – Your breakfast is medicine too

Particular in cold weather, oats are often eaten to generate inner warmth and slow-release energy which helps in the treatment of colds and chills. The whole plant is utilised in herbal medicine. Also known as oatstraw, it is an excellent tonic for the nervous system. Used for both...