Herbal Remedies

Are you ready to dig?

Are you ready to dig?

Hopefully, you have been growing and harvesting a multitude of herbs over the summer! I hope you have used them fresh and dried some of them for use during the winter months. I've harvested heaps of basil (anti-inflammatory and great for focus, mental fatigue and...

Simple Jewelweed Tincture!

Simple Jewelweed Tincture!

Sensitive to poison ivy, oak or sumac?  Let me share our method of clearing it up in a snap! Jewelweed! I believe this plant is our Father's gift to those who have sensitivities to those plants. And it is simple to make a Jewelweed Tincture! So gather your things and...

Cleavers – Galium aparine

Cleavers – Galium aparine

Meet Cleavers! The correct botanical name is Galium aparine. We need that botanical name because plants have "nicknames" that vary with culture and geographical area. Some of the common nicknames for Galium aparine are Catchweed, Bedstraw, Cleavers, Stickyweed, Sticky...

Did My Iridotomy Fail?

Did My Iridotomy Fail?

Remember this post on my iridotomy? I remember clearly my eye doctor telling me that if my eye got red, swollen and painful, to see him right away because the holes created by the laser could fill back in and it was imperative to have it fixed quickly so I didn't...

Last Jewelweed Harvest

Last Jewelweed Harvest

We have rain predicted for the whole weekend with a drop of temperatures, so we took a trip down to the bottom of our mountain today to see if we could find any Jewelweed still in bloom.  I've made a lot of Jewelweed oil for soaps and salves but I needed to increase...

Roots & Seeds!

Roots & Seeds!

Are you gathering roots and seeds? Now's the time! We've been saving seeds from our garden; squash, loofa gourd, tomato, tomatillo, mullein, comfrey, and more! We can save seeds from our garden because we plant heirloom varieties.  Each year we have stronger and...

Herbs ‘n Oils Class

Herbs ‘n Oils Class

Beginning this Thursday night, June 11th at 8:30 pm EST, I will host an Herbs 'n Oils Class for those of you interested in learning more about herbal remedies.  Herbs and oils can support your health, naturally, safely and effectively...and usually are much less...

Tuesday Herb Talk ~ Plantain!

Plantain (Plantago major) is by far one of the herbs I use the most. It grows everywhere and you can usually find it year round.  It never really disappears during the winter but the plant goes almost “dormant” …very little growth in cold weather. As the weather warms...