Tag: herbalism

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… Continue Reading “Herbal infusions – Nettle tea”

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,… Continue Reading “DIY: Processing my herbal apothecary”

DIY – Herbal Tinctures (Part 2)

About six weeks ago, I posted DIY – Herbal Tinctures (Part 1).  Tonight it was time to process my first batch of herbal tinctures, and I’m happy to report that it turned out better than I had anticipated.

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… Continue Reading “DIY – Herbal Tinctures (part 1)”

Takin’ the plunge

After four years of wishing and wanting and hem-hawing around, I’m finally taking the plunge to seriously study herbalism.