MBHL - Herbalism

Use of Nature's herbs, healthy home, natural healing, alternative medicine
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Stinging Nettle - Why Am I Drying This "Weed"?
When one thinks about stinging nettle most folks don't usually seek it out, will avoid it like the plague and work to eradicate it. But if one remembers that a ”weed" is really any plant that is not growing in a location that is desirable, and not dismiss it as useable or beneficial, one's view towards stinging nettle changes. Although I avoid it as well when working around the place and dig it out of places that I don't want it because it does “bite”, I also leave it be so that I can dawn gloves and harvest it. But the reasons why I would harvest it at all and why I am drying this “weed” might surprise you too.
Yarrow AKA common yarrow is beautiful in the garden and has medicinal properties.  It is added to my Apothecary for medicinal uses in home remedies. Alternative Medicine, Nature, Common Yarrow, Achillea Millefolium, Orange And Gold, Soft Pastels, Dried Flower Bouquet, Fresh Cut, Medicinal Herbs
Yarrow - it's beautiful and has medicinal properties
Not only does it grow wild, but it is a cultivated flower that adds interest and compliments many a fresh cut or dried flower bouquet. Naturally, it is a lovely white but in cultivated varieties it can be found in white and soft pastels to brilliant shades of yellow, red, orange, and gold. But the interesting thing about this plant is that regardless of the color, they all have the same medicinal attributes. In this blog post, I will explore Yarrow AKA Common Yarrow, Achillea millefolium.
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Medicinal Herbs for Home Remedies - Calendula
I certainly understand the importance of modern medicine. But I am also of the belief that if I can prevent, help or heal my body through natural remedies I am better off. And in wanting to nurture this belief, l have been exploring a variety of medicinal herbs, both native and cultivated. In addition to ethical foraging, I decided to grow what I could so I could get to know the herb, it's growth habits, it's medicinal uses and how to store it. Today, Calendula is added to the Apothecary.
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If you can't beat it, Eat it! Health benefits and Control of Common Purslane
Common Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea) is considered a noxious weed to most gardeners and for many years it was for me too. But after doing some research I quickly realized that it was more than just a purslane weed. In this article, I explore one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
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How to Harvest Chamomile + Chamomile Tea Recipe
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Flavored Kombucha
Flavored Kombucha – Remembering Maggie Lane
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Elderberry Syrup Recipe
Because elderberries naturally contain vitamins A, B, and C, they naturally stimulate and wake up the immune system. This makes it a great remedy for seasonal illnesses such as colds and the flu. In this simple tutorial I’ll show you the entire step-by-step process, and even teach you how to can it for long-term storage.
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Switchel (Haymaker's Punch)
This homemade switchel recipe is a refreshing and healthy probiotic drink made with water and apple cider vinegar. Also known as haymaker's punch or an apple cider vinegar drink, it's sweetened with molasses and flavored up countless different ways for a fantastic energy boost and a refreshing drink on a hot day.
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DIY Arnica Oil
Wildcrafting your own arnica oil is a great skill and you can use the oil in many home remedies or DIY salves and creams. It's a great ingredient for pain relief, our favorite is our "No More Aches" arnica salve. #arnica #arnicaoil