Motherwort Tincture

This is one of the tinctures I'm making today.  Motherwort is a favorite of mine and I use it everyday. It has many uses, but these are reasons I use it: cramps heart palpitations nervousness insomnia high blood pressure   It's very bitter, and a tea is hard to swallow, so, I make a tincture.  … Continue reading Motherwort Tincture

Homemade Pain And Varicose Veins Liniment

This is a great recipe for varicose veins, joint pain, muscle aches, and it's all natural. Ingredients 1/2 oz. yarrow (like this) 1/2 oz. calendula (like this) 1/2 oz. St. John's Wort (like this) .10 oz. cayenne (like this) .10 oz. ginger, ground or pieces witch hazel (like this)   Three Easy Steps Infusion Lightly pack all … Continue reading Homemade Pain And Varicose Veins Liniment

Herbs and Spices Simmering Pot

Make your home smell wonderful with dried herbs simmering on the stove or in an electric simmering pot.  Choose the herbs according to the season.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas upon us again, fill your home with warm delicious aromas of cinnamon, cloves, oranges, fennel seed, star anise, fir and needles, and pine needles. Lavender flowers … Continue reading Herbs and Spices Simmering Pot

Herbal Face Steam

Weekly herbal face steaming is very beneficial to your skin, and it's easy to do at home. Forget the expensive facial treatments, and opt for this herbal face steam instead. With all of the dirt, pollution and toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, our skin can really take a beating.  The nutrients from … Continue reading Herbal Face Steam

Uva Ursi

Common Names - Uva Ursi , Bearberry Botanical Name - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Family - ERICACEAE   Uva Ursi, is a small groundcover shrub distributed throughout northern latitudes and in high altitudes further south. The plant produces small; stiff evergreen leaves that last 1-3 years before falling.  In late spring, white to pink flowers bloom, eventually producing ¼- to … Continue reading Uva Ursi