Kat Yorba had a wonderful blog post ,shared on our Wildcrafting Wednesday. Incase you missed it, here it is. 🙂
Herbs: “Trees, shrubs, mushrooms lichens and fruits & vegetables that have medicinal properties…or ALL medicinal and cosmetic plants as herbs.”
There are countless different herbs and as many different combinations of herbs that are used for our good health and healing. Thankfully, there are only a few basic and different types of preparations that are used in treating illnesses and wounds.
These preparations take dried or fresh herbs and transform them into life giving medicine that can be taken internally in the form of teas, capsules and the like, or applied topically such as salves, oils, bath salts and compresses.
Sometimes you will use both methods of preparation for a single herb with differing expected outcomes such as using St. John’s wort to make capsules and also a salve. The nature of your ailment will ultimately determine your preparation.
Ingredients for your various preparations can be obtained from a variety…
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