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Mother's Herbal Musings
Mother's Herbal Musings
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Commenced:
01/02/2012
Submitted:
29/03/2012
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Portland, OR, US
Phone:
231-330-5756
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate





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Chris Muscat Paul Ciaramitaro Reed Burnam

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taking advantage of the spring time feast of flowers, blossoming naturally out of the ground!

Dandelion....a grand gift from nature has been popping up everywhere! The leaves are highly nutritious and the flowers have many medicinal and magical qualities to them as well.

I have since, filled a tall jam jar with the bright and happy flowers, quite tightly, but with room to breath (if that makes sense...; ) and filled the remaining space of the bottle with vitamin E oil and olive oil, wrote a happy blessing on the jar with the date and placed the jar in a dark place and will wait a minimum of 6 weeks to strain the then medicinal oil. I hope it takes on the beautiful bright color of the flowers!

Violets....another highly nutritional flower than many would not consider ingesting!ASide fom their visible beauty, violets have been healing us for centuries....at least they have been healing those of us wise enough to use them. I decided to go and pick a bunch of these purple and white fiends and placed them in a small honey jar. I didn't quite gather enough to fill or even come close to filling a jar - but if you have a patch that will provide you to do so...do it! Once you have a small jar of them, fill the jar with honey. I prefer to use manuka honey. It is more expensive, but has more healing properties to it. Let the honey sit for about a week, to allow the violets to give up their goods! The honey is then ready for consumption! It will heal in the same fashion that straight honey would, but it will have an addition kick to it. Use for a sore throat, cough...or general illness! You can also use this honey (maybe not if you use manuka, as it generally has a bandaid taste to it) on toast, in teas etc.

Enjoy!!

Yarrow and Calendula

I have been working with these two herbs for about a month now, outside of my growing both of them in the greenhouse currently.

They both have high healing values for our skin. I have been feeling I need this now more than ever as I have been weathered a bit more with all of the outdoor work I have been doing here on the farm.

With these herbs, I have made a face toner - this was done by placing about half an ounce of each of the herbs together in a kettle, filling the kettle with water, placing a lid on it and letting them sit on low heat for about 3 hours. I then strained (with a cheese cloth) the herbal water and poured it in a quart mason jar...almost filling it (leaving about a half inch on the top) I then added about two ounces of straight vitamin E oil to the jar and placed it in the refrigerator.

The toner will last about three months if kept in the fridge, and is to be applied after washing the face daily.

I have also started an oil infusion of yarrow and calendula. Folloowing the same directions as above with the dandelion oil infusion...this oil will also be ready in a minimum of six weeks. Though I hope to let this one sit for at least 8 for more potency.

Infused oils are great for making medicinal salves, chapsticks, balms, creams and other products. It does take up a lot of herbs to make an oil, but it is worth it! This is yet another reason I am excited to be growing so many herbs!!

 

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