Easy DIY Herbal Medicine
I would love to see something about sweet violets.
Hi Ashley, I want to add that yarrow assists beautifully with burns. I burned all the fingers on my right hand on a super hot lid! I used urtica homeopathic and used my yarrow tincture, I sopped a cloth and placed it on my hand and allowed the cloth to try dry on my hand several times. I literally had one tiny burn the next day on my pinky finger that didn't even really blister. I should have had all of the fingers on my right hand have severe blistering and that did not happen. Also, my kiddo has a sprained ankle that was resolved in about two weeks. She was still having pain and some limited mobility. We soaked a cloth with yarrow tincture and put the cloth directly onto her ankle. We changed in twice and the next day the pain had resolved. I don't know what your experience is with yarrow but she is so amazing.
Any suggestions on using a variety of herbs I get from the local grocery store on clearance? I hate to see them going to landfills. I am in PA. Thanks
We have tons of yarrow here! I'll definitely be making a tincture now (and, after reading the comments, keeping some in my purse!). Thanks again!
Love the idea of making my own tinctures,
What about arnica or the tooth ache plant?
Would mint have a cooling affect on the skin for sunburns?
What about rose petals would they help sooth the skin or at least perfume the skin, lol
I so appreciate all you do! You have sooo many great ideas
Chaga and Turkey tail tinctures— can they be combined?
We love our herbal tinctures. Why waste the weeds? 😂 I'm a firm believer in having medicines in different forms (over the counter, herbal and even prescription, if a situation calls for that). My first preference is always herbal but sometimes we need faster results, like an allergic reaction (hello Benadryl 😁). I think I will put Dandelion tincture on the list. Thank you! ❤
Just preparing a ground ivy tincture for tinnitus. And thank you for all the great information you share!
After being inspired by you to make a yarrow tincture last year i learned that it is Fantastic for toothache. Instantly providing temporary relief when nothing else could. Thank you!
I am writing to thank you for your generous offering here.
I’m inspired, as both my elderberry and bee balm are flourishing now.
Bless you !
For Milk thistle, do you have recipe for that? I made a batch last year and it seems strong with a heavy muddy like residue on the bottom of the jar. Thanksb
Hello you always have good topics.just wandering do you know of something actually strong enough to take the place of opiates for real chronic pain?the last time I tore my back up the Lord gave me a doctor that got my leg working again about 90%but between that and other broke and damaged parts have had to stay on them for pain and they won't hurt my kidney only 1 left after cancer sergerys years ago.i can't take anti inflammatory meds .celibrex to treat 30yr of arthritis problems progressed by chemo and sisplatin messed with my kidney like did other people's.so the doctor says opiates are my best bet but the way things are going in the world we may wake up one day and can't get them anymore.didnt mean to throw all this on you but felt it nessasary.thank you Tim
I make elderberry oxymel; it’s my favorite preparation. I’d love to get a list of herbs that are great for oxymels since I can’t do alcohol and don’t want to buy glycerin.
As for my own projects right now: I’m raising chickens for the first time here in my 50s and wonder why it took me so long!
Also, do you have a beginners herbal medicine kit (best stuff that works really well) that we can keep on hand for emergencies. I have a few things that are scattered all over and it would be so nice to get organized and stuff labeled so hubby or others will know what to use..do! You could supplement later with an advanced herbal medicine kit! Kay🌼
Hi Ashley, I have a lot of dried Aronia Berries on 2 bushs that I left on for the birds to eat over winter. Now I guess I have to pick them so new ones can grow..Bush's are up to my neck. What can I do with the dried berries? Thanks, Kay🌺