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Oatstraw infusion

Oatstraw infusion

Anti-inflammatory Balm

Anti-inflammatory Balm

When you first dive into buying ingredients for this hobby, mango butter isn’t usually on the starter DIY shortlist, but I would like to make a case for adding it. Most people purchase shea butter first, and the two are … Continue reading →

When you first dive into buying ingredients for this hobby, mango butter isn’t usually on the starter DIY shortlist, but I would like to make a case for adding it. Most people purchase shea butter first, and the two are … Continue reading →

Herbal Teas can Help

Herbal Teas can Help

Use These 4 Herbs to Spice Up Your Holidays | Banyan Botanicals

Use These 4 Herbs to Spice Up Your Holidays | Banyan Botanicals

Reusing Elderberries to Make Elderberry Tea

Reusing Elderberries to Make Elderberry Tea

This article is about navigating your way through understanding the different measurements commonly used in herbal medicine making.     Most people in the US are familiar with culinary or baking measurements such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda or 3/4 cup olive oil.   But in herbalism we use a variety of measurements that you may not be familiar with.   The good news is that, once they are explained and you have the right tools, they are really simple.

This article is about navigating your way through understanding the different measurements commonly used in herbal medicine making. Most people in the US are familiar with culinary or baking measurements such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda or 3/4 cup olive oil. But in herbalism we use a variety of measurements that you may not be familiar with. The good news is that, once they are explained and you have the right tools, they are really simple.

Skovmærke dufter fint af vanilie - især når planten er fugtig. I gamle dage bandt pigerne kranse af skovmærke, tørrede dem og lagde dem imellem deres tøj. Foto: Janne Bavnhøj.

Skovmærke dufter fint af vanilie - især når planten er fugtig. I gamle dage bandt pigerne kranse af skovmærke, tørrede dem og lagde dem imellem deres tøj. Foto: Janne Bavnhøj.

Yacon

Yacon

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria; formerly known as Spiraea alba or ulmaria) Energetics: cool, dry; bitter (leaf), sweet (flower) Therapeutic Actions: analgesic, antacid, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, antiemetic, astringent,anti-ulcerogenic, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, immune-modulate,  tonic Meadowsweet.  Known as the Queen of the Meadow in some traditions. Quite possibly the herbal godmother to the digestive system. I could simply

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria; formerly known as Spiraea alba or ulmaria) Energetics: cool, dry; bitter (leaf), sweet (flower) Therapeutic Actions: analgesic, antacid, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, antiemetic, astringent,anti-ulcerogenic, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, immune-modulate, tonic Meadowsweet. Known as the Queen of the Meadow in some traditions. Quite possibly the herbal godmother to the digestive system. I could simply