Herbal Remedies

Plantain ~ everybody needs some!

Plantain (Plantago major) is by far one of the herbs I use the most. It grows everywhere and you can usually find it year round.  It never really disappears during the winter but the plant goes almost "dormant" ...very little growth in cold weather. As the weather...

Mullein ~ don’t go through winter without it!

Mullein! One of my favorite plants! (And that cutie in the picture is now almost 6 feet tall!)) I grow an earache garden, a small bed filled with Mullein and St. John's Wort. Add a few other things and say good-bye to antibiotics for ear infections! I use the leaves,...

Herbal Remedy Class This Sunday!

I'll be doing another class this Sunday on Herbal Medicine!  You can read all about it here and here! We will start promptly at 1:00 pm and finish between 6:00 and 6:30.  You will go home with my book, a salve, a syrup (elderberry this week!) and a tincture you custom...

Red Clover ~ a powerful herb!

Fall seems to have arrived a bit early here in east Tennessee! They are calling for a cold winter with lots of snow this year.  We almost never have snow until January but we are getting prepared for an earlier winter. The wonderful thing about our area is that it...

Dandelion is not a weed!

Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale) is one of my favorite weeds herbs! I consider it a little ray of sunshine direct from the hand of our Creator God! It is the first herb to bloom each spring. I'll skip the picture this time...surely ALL of you know what a Dandelion...

The Aftermath (eek!) of Class!

Remember how lovely things looked at the beginning of class?  Here's a quick reminder! Once class was over...and it was a fun class.... it looked like this... The research corner doesn't look too bad...this is where students can do some research before they custom...

Class is Ready!

I'm teaching my class today on herbal medicine.  I thought I'd show you some before and after pictures! Here are some of the herbs we get to play with today! What's that in front of all those herbs? No one spends 5 to 6 hours in my house without eating something!...

Chickweed – one of my favorite herbs!

Chickweed – one of my favorite herbs!

Chickweed (stellaria media)- is one of my favorite herbs - it begins to emerge in early spring. It is a very common "weed" and is found all over the world. It probably received its name because its seeds were used to feed birds. Traditionally it was harvested as a...

Ear ache? Ear infection? Treat them naturally!

When my second child was young, he had constant ear infections. They were so frequent that we purchased an otoscope and learned how to use it so that we could diagnose ear infections at home. We wanted to determine if a trip to the doctor was necessary. Although I was...