You may grow it for your cats or just because it’s such a hardy little herb, but did you know that catnip also has a lot of benefits for human health? This exceptionally easy to grow perennial thrives in almost all conditions, and can be left alone to grow wild or be regularly cultivated for […]
Moringa is not well known in North America but in other parts of the world it goes by names such as “the tree of life”. Moringa is a pretty amazing plant, its leaves have 2 times the protein as yogurt, 7 times the vitamin C as oranges, 3 times the potassium as bananas, 4 times […]
A follow-up up post with more information about one of the most important plants that were collected and used in England during WWII, valerian.
Coconut Oil. It’s like heaven in a jar. I use coconut oil for everything, not only for it’s healing properties, moisturizing abilities and healthy fats, but you have got to love that smell. I thought it would be fun to make a list of all of the uses for coconut oil. Some you may have […]
Right now, I am hard at work on a book on plant uses during World War II—everything from victory gardens and rationed food to medicines, fibers, timber, airplanes, camouflage, and agriculture. A curious forgotten bit of history has come to light while sorting through the archives—the county herb committees whose members collected medicinal plants across […]
Cuts and scrapes happen a lot on a homestead, especially when there are children involved. You can make a great healing salve with things that most homesteaders have on hand… beeswax, oil and essential oils.