Welcome to Day 35 of the 40 Day Herbalist Challenge! We’ve been focused on herbal first aid all week, and you can’t really talk about herbs and first aid without at least mentioning an herbalist’s […]
Although it’s easy enough to find information on yarrow, plantain, and even comfrey for herbal first aid uses, there are several other plants that are nice to have on hand after traumatic injuries like sprains, […]
You’ve probably seen lists like “Top (you name the number) Antibiotic Herbs” or “X Number of Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics” in magazines and online that talk about the antibiotic properties of plants. I hate […]
Mullein, valerian, dandelion, plantain, and calendula are five excellent first aid herbs to become familiar with. Let’s take a look at each along with their herbal actions. Mullein Verbascum thapsus Mullein is well known as […]
First aid is an important set of skills on it’s own, separate from herbalism, but adding herbs brings several valuable things to the table. For today’s Challenge, I’d like to talk about a few different […]
Many herbs can be used for emotional support during and after stressful events and emergencies. Essentially, herbs for these types of situation all come from the same class of herbs called nervines. Lavender, linden, rose, skullcap, […]
When most herbalists think about willow, they think about white willow, Salix alba, which is easy enough to find at health food stores. Otherwise, the word ‘willow’ might conjure up images of the graceful landscape tree […]
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