Category Archives: Herbal Remedy Recipes

homemade cures and ways to harvest the garden for health

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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Avocado graze glaze

Functional food is for more than eating………. For second degree abrasions and sundry grazes where inflammation occurs or for larger surface abrasions a poultice of pulped avocado flesh is sublime, the oil is so close to our skins natural oil … Continue reading

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quick thyme first aid

Abrasions, light scrapes and grazes are perhaps the most common injuries from which gardeners suffer; they include those surface layer wounds that often you don’t notice at the point of occurrence but may smart or sting later in the day – … Continue reading

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Absorption Essences

Absorption essences are basically what they sound like; a method/vehicle for absorbing the healing energy of the herb or holisticplant part. Flower essences and infused oils are absorption essences in their own right but in general an absorption essence refers … Continue reading

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Flower Remedies – Boiling Method

Flower remedies are a liquid solution/essence of the healing properties of the plant used. Dispensed from a stock bottle/mother tincture, drops can be directly consumed orally or diluted further in water. Although called a Flower remedy, essences obtained from the … Continue reading

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Flower Remedies – Sun Method

Flower remedies are a liquid solution/essence of the healing properties of the plant used. Dispensed from a stock bottle/mother tincture, drops can be directly consumed orally or diluted further in water. To make a mother tincture: Respectfully pick required flowers … Continue reading

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Inhalations

Place 2- 4 drops of essential oil, a powdered portion of spice/herb or an infusion preparation (you can use a store bought herbal tea bag) into a bowl or basin, add some steaming hot water and inhale the vapors. Most … Continue reading

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Baths, Gargles, Tonic Lotions and Douches

Most Baths are infusions/inhalations on a grand scale but with the added benefit of being topically effective and as a compress soaks up the healing properties of an infusion so too does the body and spirit. Simply add some essential … Continue reading

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Powders

Powders are simply the ground/powdered form of dried plant part or parts. If you ground up dried ginger root it becomes ginger powder. Powders are utilized to introduce the healing property of the plant through sprinkling on to food, in … Continue reading

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Compresses and Poultices

Compresses are soaked external dressings, hot or cold: A piece of cloth (traditionally linen or muslin) is allowed to soak in an infusion or decoction, to be applied to the affected area and held in place with bandages. Poultices are … Continue reading

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