Plantain is perfect for the newbie herbalist. It’s easy to identify and can be used for many different things. Perhaps best of all, is that most of us won’t even have to leave our own backyards to find it! In this post, I’ll describe how to make a plantain tincture, and how it can be […]
I love herbs, and I also enjoy alcohol. My dedicated readers know for sure that I adore honey…so I generally do my best to combine those three ingredients in as many forms as possible. Here’s how I quantify the differences between tinctures, cordials, and elixirs!
When taste buds on the tongue detect bitterness, a message is transmitted to the vagus nerve to report an Incorporating these bitter recipes into your diet can help the body return to a natural digestive homeostasis. By promoting better digestive processes, increasing metabolism, improving detoxification and elimination by liver, bitters are wonderful and energy giving […]
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a well-known “weed” introduced to North America by European colonists and is now commonly found in fields, roadsides, and in yards from May until September. This herbal perennial in the pea family (Fabaceae, also known as Leguminosae) roots itself with a long taproot and rises up with a slender, hollow, […]
Knowing cool homesteady people pays off when you ask them their favorite recipes. This time I was rewarded with Elderberry tonic!
Wow- herbs are such amazing tools! After seeing how much work my liver does, I am inspired to pay more attention to liver support! Here’s the tincture that I use to support this important organ!