Tag: herbal remedies

Kitchen Herbs Are Medicine Too

At a time when there were no health food stores and online herb suppliers not everyone had access to medicinal herbs. Or did they? People distinguish between medicinal and culinary herbs but really, culinary herbs ARE medicinal as well. So what do you do when you...

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...

The book, the articles and those giveaways

It has been completely manic over the past month (or two), everything having been taken over by the release of 'Homemade Health'. Instead of it being all I post about on here I thought I would do a some bunched up posts that cover a few days at...

Herbal First Aid Webinar

“During this 90 minute webinar you will learn: Six fun herbal activities you can share with your kids this summer. What to pack in your simple, summer herbal first aid kit. When to use herbs and when to see the doctor. ...

Studying the craft of herbs

There are some great educational resources available if you are interested in learning more about Herb Craft....

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...

How to Make Herbal Tinctures

Making a tincture is one of the most useful and versatile extracting methods. The standard method which has been used for many centuries involves using an alcohol base, usually vodka as this has very little taste, to extract the herb’s nutrients and healing properties....

How to make Herbal Salves

We covered infused oils and making a herbal cream over the past couple of weeks, so now, due to popular demand I'll show you how to use the infused oils for making salves/ointments/balms as well. Step-by-step instructions.......

How to make Herb Infused Oils

Last week I showed you how to make Herbal Cream and one of the ingredients was an infused oil. A lot of you have asked how you can infuse your own oils, so I thought I would show you how here. Infused oils are perfect for external...