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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Medicinal Herbal Tinctures & extracts 

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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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Homestead Permaculture Books!

How to grow a Moringa Tree! (Second Edition) Sustainable Organic and Permaculture Methods. Learn about Homestead growing; the ancient Miracle Tree Moringa. Medicinal herbs, vegetables, organic soil preparation, water irrigation, vermicompost, raising chickens, DJI phantom Drone and more. Full of Colorful photography and how-to demonstrations pertaining to permaculture for the future.

How to Grow a Moringa Tree! (First Edition) The Ultimate Study Guide to assist, establish, and perfect the art to cultivating a blessing. The Biblical Tree of Life (Exodus 15:24-25) A complete guide to growing the superfood Moringa tree species. Easy to understand how-to book, with full color photography and step by step demonstrations. Find out about the joy, trials and tribulations of growing the Moringa Tree species with success at all stages.

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Sage and Honey Cough Syrup

Simple Medicine: Sage and Honey Cough Syrup

It will probably not surprise you much to learn that I don’t like taking medicine.  While I’m thankful for the availability of strong medicine when it’s needed, I prefer to go with natural methods.  Nature provides so much of the medicine we need, and I like to use what’s right under my nose (and feet, or overhead.)
IMG_9599We have a bumper crop of sage this year, so I am making a few things, including Sage and Honey Cough Syrup.  It’s so simple, but effective.  In fact, this study showed just honey to bemore effective than drugstore cough syrup.  Sage is an anti-bacterial, astringent and anti-inflammatory herb, which makes it great for sore throats and coughs.  Sage and honey together make a wonderful cough syrup, and it’s so simple that I think everyone should make a batch.IMG_9593

Sage & Honey Cough Syrup

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup or more of fresh, organic sage leaves
  • 1 cup or more of raw honey, preferably local (if you don’t have a local source, you can order it here)
  • a clean jar or glass container that can be sealed tightly and can hold at least 12 oz. (I lovethese and these, and mason jars are also perfect.)
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DIY Natural Vicks Chest Rub!

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How to Make Horehound Extract!

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How HHBR make Black Soap Shampoo, with Raw Herbs.

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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.

 

Herbs

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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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Organic Swimming Pool You Can Build Yourself

JUNE 26, 2014 by APRIL McCARTHY

The Most Natural Organic Pool You Can Build Yourself

There are many reasons to avoid chlorinated pools, most of all due to your health and the environment. Natural Pools allow nature to provide hygienic water for swimming. The vibrant ecology of plants and animals condition the water so there is no need for any chemical disinfectants. These pools are healthy for people and wildlife. In fact the water quality in a natural pool is so good, many are well within drinking water standards.

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Scientists have known for decades that along with the good that comes with disinfecting water with chlorine, chemicals called disinfection byproducts can also be formed when chlorine reacts with organic substances like human skin and residues from body care products.
Why is absorbing chlorine through the skin thought to be so dangerous? When you swallow water, you can count on the liver to filter out many toxins- but when something gets absorbed through your skin, it goes straight into the circulatory system.

Studies have shown that drinking, bathing or swimming in chlorinated water may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Chemicals, most commonly chlorine, used to disinfect water can produce by-products that have been tied to increased cancer risk.

Organic Pools

The nutrient level in an organic pool is carefully restricted so competition for the limiting nutrient (usually phosphorous) is fierce. In these circumstances, pond plants outperform algae, keeping it supressed and barely hanging in at the margins. A pond, low in nutrients, is a healthy environment for wildlife. An organic pool is teeming with life. If an alien micro-organism, a human pathogen for instance, enters the water, it faces battalions of hungry pond dewelling micro-organisms to either starve it out of existence, or devour it. A water analysis of this pond water showed that it contained zero organisms of e coli. per litre of water.

Swimming in a Natural pool among flowering plants of lilies, iris and marsh marigolds is a celebration of life. Soothing your limbs and mind and skin and eyes, it seems every cell in your body is telling you – this is the way swimming should be. Natural Pools work entirely with nature to provide hygienic water for swimming.

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