Making Homegrown Medicinals

Preparedness – Homegrown Medicinals

Homegrown Medicinals @ Common Sense Homesteading

While I’m out working in the garden, I’m not just tending standard food crops, I’m also tending herbs and “weeds”.  Some I use for culinary purposes, some for medicinal, some for both.  (Don’t you love it when you can get multiple uses from one item?)  With many medicinal herbs now being outlawed in Europe, and increasing odds that the US is likely to follow Europe’s lead (thank you, Big Pharma), I’ve been learning more about plants that I can grow in my own yard for medicinal purposes.  You’d be surprised at how useful “weeds” can be.

I dry an assortment of plants over the course of the season.  Most of them live in my pantry in glass jars covered with my husband’s old mismatched dress socks to keep out the light.  I cut each sock in half so it can cover two jars.  The socks are elasticized so they grip the jars nicely.  I always hated throwing one sock out when the other got worn through – now I have a use for them.  The food in front of them is kept in bins that can be easily pulled out to access the herbs.  You can see part of a bin on the right hand side of the photo.

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DIY Canning Jar Cakes!

She Fills Old Jars With Fruit And Oil. Minutes Later? I’m Never Baking Again!

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 Ever baked in a canning jar? Me neither but I am going to start!  Check out how CHOW takes baking to a whole new level!  FYI personally I would swap out the wheat flour with coconut flour or chia flour to avoid eggs, the sugar for honey, use grassfed butter or coconut oil and top it off with homemade coconut whip cream!  You can make any recipe healthy!

CHOW says, “Start with two-and-one-half cups of fresh seasonal fruit. Put those into four half-pint canning jars. Combine one half-cup of flour, one half-cup of sugar and one half-teaspoon salt. Whisk it together with a fork and pour it on the fruit, and then top with butter. Once your jars are filled, move them to a square baking dish. Fill the inside of the baking dish with some dried beans to keep the jars from sliding around. Bake it at 350 for one hour. After baking, let the jars cool completely. I like to put a little whipped cream on top and, if you like, you can keep them in the fridge for up to a week. They make a great gift, and they are awesome for a picnic.”

Yum! Easy, cheap and delicious. I can’t wait to try.

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Sprouting Garlic

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Garlic is a magical plant. The cloves have antibacterial and healing properties and add a fragrant zing to every food item. Here is how you can grow garlic yourself, starting by sprouting it indoors.

Sprouting Garlic

Garlic can be grown using the cloves you already have in your kitchen! I sprouted my garlic indoors using cloves from a bulb I had inside my fridge. Garlic sprouts faster when kept at colder temperatures so place it in the fridge 1-2 weeks before you want to start growing it.

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Home Pharmacy With Herbs!

Home Pharmacy With Herbs

 

When You do a little surf  on our web page , maybe practical idea will comes to you, and that is to make your home herbal pharmacies, which will be parallel with all other drugs. In history behind us, it was usual and  believe the fact that only part of these plants, seeds, flowers, leaves, gather and receive greater health and preventive safety. This is only suggestion,what ho have inside your herbal pharmacy

 

Leaves
Wild strawberries, raspberries, birch, chestnut, walnut and mint and sure plantain.

Fruits
Hawthorn, wild strawberries, chokeberry, anise, rose hips, mandrel.

Buds
Scots pine, birch, poplar, young walnuts


Seeds
Watermelons, sunflower, pumpkin, flax

Bark
Birch, oak


Handles
Cherry, thorn, linden, andzelike

Herbs
Yarrow, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, thyme, mint.

 

Roots
Salep, iris, mallow, thorn,


And always highly hygienic wood ash in small quantities.

 

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How to Use Pine Resin for Coughing Cure!

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Pine resin possesses many medicinal properties that we do not even have suspected that may apply.

 

 

Old people used to say:  “If you are sick with a cold, go walk in a pine forest”.
Specific flavor that trees emit helps you breathe more easily. Namely pine resin which is extracted from these trees, is so useful that encountered when we need a cure for a sore throat and severe cough caused by the flu, a cold or asthma.

 

 

Pine resin is useful for the skin. Not only in the treatment and but for cleaning and rejuvenation. You can use in different ways this beneficial properties of this natural wealth.

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