Category Archives: Herbal Remedy Recipes

homemade cures and ways to harvest the garden for health

The power of passionflower tea

Passionflower has a long ethnobotany tracing back to Aztecs and other indigenous peoples of Mexico and South America. The foliage and stems of the variety Passifiora incarnate is utilized as a sedative and nerve tonic in modern herbalism while Passiflora … Continue reading

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breathe easy homemade clove and mint chest rub

This clove and mint based chest rub is good for winter related breathing issues, including nasal congestion, sinus issues, coughs, colds, flu. Mint yields menthol which is analgesic, cooling and counterirritant as well as vasodilation- so opening up that respiratory … Continue reading

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you don’t have to look that scary for Halloween – try a natural rejuvenation facial steam

Ok think of it as an alternative to bobbing for apples. Many herbs have volatile oils that are beneficial to skin care and a herbal steam is a simply way to get the benefits. Simply add crushed or chopped herb … Continue reading

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How to make a quick blitz Flu Buster tincture of Echinacea and Thyme

Immune system boosting isobutlyamides and other alkylamides popularly known as RxA Factors are found in the roots and mature ripe seed of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea – so now is the perfect time for a healthy harvest to make … Continue reading

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Processing St John’s wort

The medicinal St. John’s Wort is Hypericum perforatum, there are other varieties with some similar make-up but the perforated one is the herbalists go to. As with all herbalism, correct identification is essential. Get a herb book from the library … Continue reading

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Make your own Echinacea Tincture

Echinacea Tincture is suitable for internal immunity boosting and external antimicrobial action. This is one you can add to your daily beverages and also apply topically to cleanse around wound site. Ingredients: Echinacea root is best but leaves, stems, and … Continue reading

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Geranium, rose and chamomile soothing body wash

Geranium, rose and chamomile soothing body wash is suitable for irritated skin conditions, dermatitis, acne and as a low allergen wash. Essential oil of Pot Geranium (pelargonium spp) reduces inflammation of skin and controls infection of wounds – infusions, flower … Continue reading

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