Lemon Balm is great for so many things: digestion, stress, sleepless nights, pain, stress. Did I say stress? It’s also useful in the kitchen to add delightful flavor to many dishes. It’s also a great companion plant in the garden. Join us for this blog post and video on how to tincture lemon balm along […]
We have been studying the fascinating world of herbal medicines for many years and have had wonderful luck healing ourselves and staying healthy. We are now taking our next step and diving into wildcrafting our own medicines from the herbs growing wild on our homestead.
Calendula is the first flower that I ever grew as a city girl. It got me hooked and now we are full-time herb gardeners and homesteaders. This lovely flower is super simple to grow, very hardy and has SO many medicinal benefits. Today we take you through the harvesting process, seed saving and also 6+ […]
If you’ve ventured into the world of herbal medicine you’ve probably heard of Valerian. Known for it’s sleep inducing and anxiety reducing qualities, Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is an easy to grow perennial that absolutely stinks to harvest and use! That’s actually a very funny fact because the valerian flowers smell quite nice, in fact they […]
As you know, I like to add different plants to my garden every year and one of this years varieties is Spilanthes Toothache plant (Acmella oleracea or Spilanthes acmella ) This plant has earned it’s name from the mouth numbing sensation caused by chewing on the plants flowers. The toothache plant is native to South […]
Lavender is a fantastic beginning herbalist’s plant to grow and use on the homestead. Growing lavender is incredibly easy. It requires little maintenance and is very tolerant to drought or over-watering. It attracts beneficial insects to your garden, and repels mosquitoes and other pests. When selecting your lavender, it is important to be aware of […]