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DIY Herbal Tincture with Peppermint Leaf Video by Mother Earth Living Making herbal tinctures is exceptionally simple and takes only a few ingredients: 80 proof alcohol, water, and the herbs you wish to use. Peppermint leaf is used in this video and is great for treating stomach aches, motion sickness and morning sickness. As with making […]Read more »
Sweet spicy Monarda (Monarda fistulosa and sp.) also known as Bee Balm, Sweet Leaf, Red Oswego (red monarda didyma) blooms late June through August, depending upon where you live. In my state, Kansas, early July is the perfect time of year for monarda to be in bloom, because I think the tubular flower appearance resembles […]Read more »
Sumac grows pretty abundantly here in the Midwest. You’ll see it along highways, roadsides, in parks and on the edges of yards. I think it looks rather stately in late summer and early fall with its reddish fruit, called drupes, popping out from the green vegetation. There is a poisonous sumac, but it has white […]Read more »
Grandpa’s Herbal Mouthwash Video by Mother Earth Living Try this easy-to-make, effective herbal mouthwash to heal inflammation and maintain a healthy mouth. For more great videos check out MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends on YouTube!Read more »
Pesto, it’s not just for basil anymore! By adding a variety of wild and cultivated plants, you can change this old favorite into something new and fabulous! I like to add pesto to a pasta or quinoa salad, to mayonnaise or aioli to change the flavor of a sandwich spread, as part of a summer […]Read more »
Sitting on a front porch, strolling through a garden, enjoying a mindful moment, noticing the scent of the flowers and herbs, sun warmed and brought to you on a peaceful breeze is one of lifes great pleasures. Lavender is one of my favorites to grow. It is relatively easy to grow in planting zones 4-9, in […]Read more »