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  • Herbalism

    Crafting Herbal Tinctures

    A tincture is an herbal medicine where the constituents of an herb extracted into a liquid solvent. We can use alcohol, vinegar or glycerin. We will be mainly discussing alcohol as a solvent, but will include the variations further down.  We would chose to work with a tincture vs. other forms for herbal medicine for a variety of reasons:  It’s…

  • Herbalism

    Herbal Honeys & Syrups

    When creating herbal medicines, we don’t want to neglect the sweet and delicious formulations of herbal infused honeys and syrups. **do not give honey based medicines to children under 1 year old.**While you may be drawn to the fast acting potency of herbal tinctures, or the ritual of creating a medicinal tea, herbal infused honeys and syrups are a wonderful…

  • Herbalism

    Herbal Teas, Infusions, & Decoctions

    Welcome to week one of the herbal medicine making series! You can find the intro to this series here. Tea a hot drink made by infusing the dried, crushed leaves of the tea plant (​Camillia sinensis​) in boiling water. Only white, green, oolong, and black are true tea. All from the same plant~just different levels of oxidation and processing. the…

  • Herbalism,  Resources

    Medicine Making Series

    Do you want to learn how to create your own herbal medicines? In this series of totally free online classes, you will receive a basic understanding of ten different preparations. We will work with plants that are gentle and supportive and create potent medicines with them. What we will not do is go in too deeply about the actions of…

  • Fermenting

    Golden Sauerkraut: A Sweet & Tangy Twist

    **this post contains affiliate links. If you have ever interacted with me about nutrition, gut health, or yummy food in general, then you have probably heard me go on and on about fermented foods. I’ve been known to strong arm people in workshops who swear they don’t like sauerkraut to ‘just try mine and see.” And yeah, some will hold…

  • Resources

    Books for the Beginner Herbalist

    **This post contains affliliate links. While it doesn’t cost you anything, I will receive a small percentage for each sale. When you are just beginning the journey of working with plants and wanting to create your own medicine, it can be so overwhelming. Yes, there is tons of free information on the internet. Blogs, websites, all the things. But if…

  • Herbalism,  Musings

    Body Wisdom

    I recently had a pretty intense illness. Like, stuck in bed or on the couch, can’t move, hurts to exist level of sickness. I usually get over being sick in a day or 2. Three tops. But this was dragging on. And on. And on. I had the most intense sinus infection known to man (not really, but it was…

  • Herbalism,  Recipes

    Hibiscus & Hawthorn Mocktail

    The holiday seasons (and really any socializing in general) invokes thoughts of people gathering and laughing and drinking tasty alcoholic beverages. We are an alcohol centric society, and I am the first to admit that I have enjoy drinking a tasty beverage since I was a teen (I’m German, it was acceptable and sometimes encouraged. I won’t go into my…

  • Herbalism

    Create Your Own Lymph Supporting Tea Blend

    Support of your lymphatic system is an important component to overall holistic health. It is so much easier to keep it working smoothly than to try to work on it while you are sick (when we notice it, usually from swollen lymph nodes in our necks). While there are quite a few ways to keep your lymph flowing, drinking a…

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