Learning Herbalism together as a community!
A couple years back, I started my journey into the herbalism world. At first, I learned there were medicinal benefits for certain foods that we ate like garlic, ginger, tumeric, cayenne, in general,
spices. Then a medicinal plant or berry here and there interested me. Eventually, I became obsessed…yep…OBSESSED!!! I will not STOP!!!
No really, joking aside, it amazes me everyday to see foods and plants in a different light than before. The weeds we once pulled because we figured they were taking over our precious flowers and vegetables. Ha! Little did I know, nature put them there for a reason. Some weeds benefit the soils by replenishing the lost vitamins and minerals so don’t pull them or heaven forbid, spray them 😦 ! Learn to identify the particular weed and see if it has some benefit for your soil, for you or for someone else.
I learned that red clover is an amazing soil nutrient that can fix the nitrogen in the soil. The best way to plant it, you will love this, go out into your fields and sprinkle the clover seeds all over the poop piles from your cows and I would guess, horse poop, goat poop, pig poop etc. Ok within two days their were sprouts and now they cover the cow patties. Hmmm… did not know this! But I did this for another reason as well, red clover is medicinal and I will harvest the flowers once they bloom.
Here are the benefits of red clover:
Red clover is considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones (water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens and are found in many plants). It is used for hot flashes/flushes, PMS, lowering cholesterol, breast enhancement and breast health, improving urine production and improving circulation of the blood. It is also used to help prevent osteoporosis, reduce the possibility of blood clots and arterial plaques and limiting the development of benign prostate hyperplasia.
Red clover is a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red clover is also considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones (water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens and are found in many plants).
source – http://www.herbwisdom.com
If you want to buy red clover already dried visit the link below!
I love Mountain Rose Herbs! They always have what I need when I don’t have it growing in the garden. When my dried herbs come in from Mt. Rose, I peel the ingredient label off of the plastic bag and secure it to a quart mason jar. I then add my dried herbs and I look incredibly organized!
My goal is to learn everything about herbalism that I can and be the best herbalist that I can be. I will share what I learn with all of you and with my wonderful friends at our Ladies Homestead Gatherings!
Enjoy your day today!