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Herbal infusions – Nettle tea

Now that I once again rise with the sun (as opposed to life back in Indiana, when I went to bed as the sun was coming up), I’m reconnecting with my herbal studies. Honestly, I’m completely immersing myself in it, especially with what may be going on with my health.  I got a new order in from Mountain Rose Herbs and now I can try again with my Nettle infusion.

Susun Weed, who I’m doing my correspondence course through, drinks a Nettle infusion daily.  Now, if you don’t know about Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), let me give you a quick rundown.

That blasted stinging nettle!
That blasted stinging nettle!

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DIY: Processing my herbal apothecary

Back in early September, not long after we moved out here, I ordered a bunch of dried herbs, including Dandelion Root, Devil’s Claw Root, Feverfew, Peppermint, Oatstraw, and several others from Mountain Rose Herbs so that I could try out different herbal tinctures. Well, it’s been about 8 weeks so it was time for me to process those batches.  Read on for more information on how to do it and what these herbs are used to treat.

Ready to process!

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DIY – Herbal Tinctures (part 1)

As a neophyte to herbalism, I’m only just discovering tinctures.  I’ve been taking a St. John’s Wort tincture for my anxiety and I can tell that it makes a difference.  The one drawback is that those little one-ounce bottles are exxxxxxxpensive!  Making your own herbal tinctures isn’t hard, and they are far more economical than going to Whole Foods and buying the manufactured ones yourself.  To see how to start your own tinctures, read on!

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