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What to Donate: Aid Herbal Medics and Herbalists Assisting With Natural Disasters Many of you right now would like to know how to support the herbal medic teams and herbal people on the ground providing care for those devastated by recent natural disasters. As Herbalists Without Borders (HWB) Community Apothecary Project Coordinator and Kansas Chapter […]Read more »
Making Elderberry syrup by Betty Fikes Pillsbury “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!” If you are a Monty Python fan, you will recognize that quote. If you are not a Monty Python fan, look it up! Folklore holds that sitting under an elder on Midsummer allows one to see the […]Read more »
2 Herbs for Skin Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Protecting your skin’s health is just as important as healing any other ailment. The two herbs for skin covered in this video — calendula and aloe — have stood the test of time and are proven to be reliable skin healers. Calendula is a wonderful herb for […]Read more »
3 Herbs for Wellness Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Use herbal remedies with confidence. The three herbs for wellness covered in this video — turmeric, milk thistle and garlic — have stood the test of time and are proven to be reliable healers. With certain caveats, these herbs for wellness are safe and effective, helping to […]Read more »
4 Herbs for Mental Focus Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Boost brain health with safe and effective herbal remedies. The four herbs for mental focus covered in this video — chaste tree berry, saw palmetto, St. John’s wort and ginkgo — have stood the test of time and are proven to be reliable herbs for brain […]Read more »
DIY Herbal Salve with Natural Herbs Video by Mother Earth Living Skin is the first line of defense against sharp edges, hot coils and infections. Skin problems such as cuts, burns, rashes and many more can be treated with an herbal salve made from natural herbs. Salves are thickened ointments made from infused oil, beeswax […]Read more »
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 »
Rosemary Gladstar Discusses Herbs for Depression and Anxiety Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Rosemary Gladstar joined us in the garden to share plant wisdoms as part of the Free Herbalism Project. Rosemary discusses the healing properties and uses for Sage and Thyme.” >> For more great videos check out MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends on […]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 »
4 Herbs to Help You Fall Asleep Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS MOTHER EARTH NEWS Senior Editor K.C. Compton answers a reader question: “I sometimes have trouble sleeping. What herbs would you recommend?” >> For more great videos check out MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends on YouTube!Read more »