My 2018 Herb Garden

I finally started sowing my seeds!  So many seeds, so little space!  I ordered the Lifeline Medicinal Herb Garden through Mountain Rose Herbs and didn't realize until it arrived that I might've gone a little overboard.  There are 18 different kinds of seeds in the kit, plus all of the other things we already planned... Continue Reading →

Happy “Spring” and General Update

Happy Spring!  Although winter seems to be hanging on with everything it has, warmer days are really just around the corner.  I have to keep reminding myself that all these gloomy days will bring those beautiful May flowers.  In just a few short weeks, all of nature will spring to life.  It's happening, it just... Continue Reading →

All About Reishi Mushrooms

  It was only a matter of time before I came across medicinal mushrooms and fungi on my herbal journey.  I've always loved eating mushrooms and learning to forage for them has been on my bucket list for some time, but I've never really studied their medicinal uses.  Of course, as I learn more, I... Continue Reading →

Winter Skin Salve with Flower Power

One of the best things about learning herbalism is experimenting with various recipes and ingredients.  I'm always blending, brewing, or infusing something, and it's fun being the mad scientist.  Of course, not every experiment turns out as planned, but I seem to have a decent success rate.  There isn't really any other way to develop... Continue Reading →

Free Fire Cider!

Just yesterday, I made my first ever batch of a traditional remedy known as Fire Cider.  Fire Cider is raw apple cider vinegar infused with garlic, ginger, horseradish, onion, and cayenne peppers over several weeks.  You can also add almost any other herbs to the mixture, to tailor it to your own needs and preferences. ... Continue Reading →

The Appeal of Herbalism

For thousands of years, humans have utilized nature's resources for the treatment of a variety of ailments.  As we progressed in scientific thought and knowledge, we began to focus primarily on treatment of disease, rather than prevention of disease or maintaining wellness.  Modern medicine was born.  The medical and pharmaceutical industries are what we tend... Continue Reading →

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