How to grow, harvest, and use catnip for human medicine.
Injuries are not uncommon on the homestead; from cuts and stings to burns and more serious wounds, it is always wise to know how to treat yourself if the situation arises. The poultice is one of the most simple, yet effective, first-aid methods you can use – with the added benefit of using plants likely […]
Make your own salve for bug bites and stings using a common backyard plant. It’s easy and way more effective than anything I’ve bought at the store for relieving the itch!
Basil is one of those herbs that almost everyone is familiar with. You’ve probably used basil when cooking and preparing fresh salads, but did you know that it also has medicinal properties? Basil is a natural anti-inflammatory, has anti-bacterial properties and is very high in antioxidants. It can be used to soothe the stomach, calm […]
A hardy perennial with fernlike leaves and clusters of aromatic flowers, Yarrow was is a wild flower with a rich history in healing. The bright flowers of the Yarrow plant make it a pretty feature in any garden, and its resilience makes it easy to grow in many climates.
It may surprise you, but the spicy, soothing ginger root is something you can grow for yourself in your garden. If you’re in Zones 7 or higher (approximately Maryland south) you can grow ginger in a herb garden, but even if you’re up here in the Northeast you can cultivate it indoors or in a […]