How to Make an Herbal Tincture

Would you like to learn how to make an herbal tincture? Herbal tinctures offer one of the simplest ways to take herbal medicine. Once a tincture is made, administering it is immediate and takes less than a minute – maybe two minutes if you put the dose in a glass of water. There’s no need …

Where to Buy Quality Herbs

Wildcrafting and shopping for herbs are two of my favorite activities. When using herbs to make medicine, you want to use the highest quality herbs you can find. Old, worn out herbs or ones that haven’t been properly stored will have much less potency than properly-dried and stored herbs. It makes no sense to take …

Homemade Antibiotic Ointment

Cuts, scrapes, and burns. We all get them … some, more often than others. And for us parents, it sometimes seems we’re dealing with some sort of cut or scrape every single day. We wash cuts with soap and warm water and run lots of cold water over a burn. Then what? Do you reach …

How to Make Homemade Herbal Salve

A homemade herbal salve can soothe and speed healing in many skin conditions – first aid for cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns cooling and relieving rashes moisturizing and restoring dry skin shrinking varicose veins and much more. Any herb can be used as a base for a salve, which means that your homemade herbal salve …

Late Winter Wildcrafting

Has spring fever got you down? Tired of the same old gray skies and ready to feel some warm grass on your feet? Well, I can’t make the temperatures rise any faster, but maybe I can help you enjoy some outdoors anyway! Where we live in the Appalachian Mountains, we’ve had a rather mild winter. …

Hawthorn for Heart Health

Heart health is a primary concern for many Americans today. With heart disease being the number one killer and our typical diet not doing much to change that fact, the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease is worrisome to many people. The ripe berries of the hawthorn tree have …

Cycling Herbal Dosages for Best Results

Unlike most pharmaceutical medications, herbal remedies usually work best when taken in cycles with breaks in between. Just like you shouldn’t eat the same food every single day for months at a time, you need breaks from tonic herbs as well. Cycling herbal dosages ensures that your herbal remedies can do their best work for …

Wildcrafting Plantain in Your Own Backyard

Plantain is probably the number one medicinal herb that everyone needs to learn to recognize and use. Wildcrafting plantain is easy, fun, and has a host of medicinal rewards. More than likely, this herb is growing in abundance all over your yard, just waiting to be put to use. It grows basically everywhere, even up …