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HERBAL SYRUP - USING WHAT IS IN YOUR KITCHEN CABINET

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HERBAL SYRUP - USING WHAT IS IN YOUR KITCHEN CABINET

You probably have everything you need in your kitchen to make this delicious and very simple syrup. You don’t have to have elderberries to make a medicinal syrup. With just 2 ounces of herbs and spices found in your kitchen and 4 cups of water you are all set. Below is a list of the herbs and spices commonly found in the kitchen. To weigh out the herbs I recommend purchasing a scale that weighs in ounces and grams. You can find these scales in any store with a kitchen department. AllSPICE A warming and pungent spice that is a...

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PAIN RELIEF TINCTURE

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PAIN RELIEF TINCTURE

This pain relief tincture is my go to formula for the whole family. It probably should be called all-purpose tincture as it has so many attributes. + digestive upsets + general aches & pains + headache + hyperactive children + menstrual cramps + restlessness + teething baby Almost any herb that is safe for an adult is safe for a child. Each of the herbs used in this tincture formula can safely be used over a long period of time with no harmful side effects. When using herbs for children, consistency is key when treating chronic health problems. When treating...

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WILD MEDICINE

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WILD MEDICINE

I started growing herbs when I was in my early 20’s. I primarily grew types that were for culinary and for skin purposes (I loved to cook when I was younger and I had an obsession with having healthy looking skin). It wasn’t until about 6 years ago (and feeling jaded by the healthcare industry) I started looking in my backyard and the fields on identifying different wild plants for overall health (besides just having healthy looking skin). I am amazed with all that grows with each season. My youngest likes to accompany me when I go out on my...

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IMMUNE BOOST SYRUP

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IMMUNE BOOST SYRUP

August might seem a little early to be thinking about the cold + flu or sickness in general. In just a few short weeks school will be back in session and with that comes exposure to the many icks that threatens their immune system. -        Coughs-        Sore throats-        Stuffy nose-        Tummy Aches There is much you can do naturally to overcome, speed up recovery, and even stop it in its tracks before it becomes full blown. Herbs that boost the immune system: Elderberries Elderberries an absolute must in everyone’s herbal pantry. It is anticatarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, and diaphoretic. Elderberries contain...

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DANDELION ELIXIR

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DANDELION ELIXIR

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is used medicinally and as an edible. The whole plant has value. Dandelion is very nutritious, having more vitamins and minerals than most vegetables. The young leaves are less bitter in early spring and make a delicious addition to a salad. The flowers are eaten raw in salads or steeped as a tea. The dried roots make a delicious substitute for coffee.There are many recipes to be found on the many ways to use dandelion flowers. Here I make an elixir. A sweet flavored concoction that is used for medicinal purposes. This is one of my favorite...

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