Category: Herbs

6 Simple Steps to Make a Heavenly Albizia Glycerite

Welcome to Modern Alchemy Mondays! We will be exploring herbs and herbal preparations in this mainstay weekly feature. Today, I’m going to walk you through one of my favorite summer projects: making a heavenly herbal […]

Albizia: an Adaptogen You Can Wildcraft

Adaptogens are a group of herbs that support everyday health by assisting our bodies’ response to stress. I’ve written an entire recipe book with easy ways to add adaptogens to your daily wellness routines, but […]

The Best Time to Harvest Yarrow

When is the best time to harvest yarrow? Like waiting on strawberries to be ripe, judging the best time to harvest yarrow means you’ll need to check your plants periodically and evaluate what stage they […]

A Tour of My Working Home Apothecary

A few years ago I did a mini tour of my home apothecary, and it has been one of the most popular posts here at indieherbalist. It offered a glimpse into how I like to […]

Perfect Bee Balm Infused Water for a Beautiful Summer Solstice

Summer solstice is right around the corner, and if you are looking for the perfect refreshments to share with your friends, this bee balm, mint, and melon infused water won’t disappoint. It’s very simple to […]

Adaptogen Sunflower Seed Spread

​Do you love sunflower seed butter? I do! This simple and delicious recipe showcases sunflower seed butter with ginkgo, rhodiola, and rosemary for an adaptogenic, herbal boost that’s sure to please finicky and sophisticated palates […]

3 Adaptogens to Grow at Home

Adaptogens have a reputation for being exotic and difficult to procure, but there are actually several that are super simple to grow at home. Let’s take a look at the needs of 3 adaptogens that are […]

Growing and Identifying Herbal Trees and Shrubs

Herbal trees and shrubs really stand out as being easy to grow once they are established and they make useful additions around your yard or homestead. Of course, trees and shrubs do require more planning […]

Five Versatile Herbs For Your Perennial Garden

Perennial herbs are some of the easiest to grow because they will reliably appear in the garden year after year with very little upkeep. I’ve picked out five of my favorites to share with you […]

5 Annual Herbs to Grow from Seed

 Annual herbs are herbs that complete their life cycle in only one year, unlike perennials plants that may live for years. They are usually easy to start from seeds and it’s also often easy to […]