A Summer Herb Walk (and soothing liniment recipe)

Now is a great time to take a summer herb walk.  Your first aid herbs await.  The skies have been so bright blue and warm and the evenings chilled with rain that the plants are overflowing with medicine and vigor. Our first stop is at the mullein plants.  This is one of our favorite herbs.  Every few days Doug and I head out to gather the yellow flowers from the top of the stalk which easily pop out in your fingers.  These are put in a paper lunch bag with a few holes punched in it that is clearly marked Mullein.  … Continue reading A Summer Herb Walk (and soothing liniment recipe)

Making Your Own Herbal Medicines (and why they work better than anything pharmaceutical or in the health food store)

Would you like to improve your health and not have to go to the doctor every time you get sick or injured?  Would you like to take the fear out of becoming ill?  Would you like to not worry about side effects ever again?  This sounds like an infomercial.  But, these are not empty promises.  Once you start working with herbs, it is hard to go back to medicines with warnings that are scarier than a horror movie.  Even the over the counter drugs are deadly. Many folks have tried herbal supplements from the store with varying degrees of success.  “I … Continue reading Making Your Own Herbal Medicines (and why they work better than anything pharmaceutical or in the health food store)