the kitchen cupboard :: herbs for ailments ::
you can make ur own teas/topical washes with any of these amazing herbs :: most of them can be found in ur own kitchen cupboard (just as amazing to cook with) . using this home DIY remedy flow is how i first got started making herbal products . i hope the cupboard or spice rack inspires u as much as it did for me ! (if u don’t have one, sneak into someone else’s)
breathing :: cinnamon, cardamom, orange, mint, eucalyptus, star anise, nutmeg (check mystic relief tea bath)
colds : anise, lemongrass, sage, cinnamon, rosemary, cayenne
ear Infection : thyme, mint, peppermint mixed with sweet oil (1 drop at a time in each ear)
eyes :: thyme in food, cabbage, cucumber, bilberry
fasting : licorice, fennel, hawthorn (controls hunger + keeps blood sugar levels normal, 2 to 3 glasses a day)
flu : clove, eucalyptus, onion soup, cayenne
headache : ginger, basil, sage, parsley, rosemary, thyme, calendula, peppermint, chamomile, catnip
itching : anise, lemon juice
kidneys : parsley, lemon juice, wild yam, corn silk, cayenne
liver : rosemary, thyme, peppermint, lemon juice, dandelion
menstruation : profuse (lemon juice, cayenne, cinnamon, thyme). Delayed (basil, calendula). painful (catnip, peppermint, ginger, chamomile)
nausea : basil, ginger, peppermint (with pinch of ginger)
nervousness : clove, rosemary, chamomile, mint
pain : catnip, cinnamon, eucalyptus, orange peel, kava
skin : lemon juice on skin for black heads + acne combine with salt for dirt on elbows. Bathing- calendula, lavender, gotu kola, witch hazel, ginger (check out my Soothe Your Skin Bath)
sleep: chamomile, catnip, sage, clove, hops, valerian, lemon balm
stress relief : rose, lavender, lemongrass, chamomile (check chamomile tea bath)
keeping something like this in mind
one of the trades i received from my trade post . all local foraged herbs + amazing treats from a amazing spirit in slovenia
I went walking through the wintery snow today and foraged a little batch of rose hips I’d left in the garden. Something that usually hides under beautiful rose blossoms manages to pop a bit of color in the white winter snow. Rose hips are very useful and easy to spot when other plants have gone into hiding for the season.
- Food: You can make jams, jellies, syrups and even soup from rose hips. You can also eat them raw like a berry - just steer clear of the fuzzy hairs at the bottom.
- Medicine: Seeped rose hip teas and syrups are full of vitamin C and lycopene. They can be used to ward off cold and flu. They also have anti-inflammatory properties helping to aid in arthritis pain.
- Natural Dye: Boiled and paired with iron, it makes lovely tans and rosy pinks for cloth and wool fibers.
- Divination: Known for grounding oneself in the spiritual strength of the natural world.
- Growth: Rose hips are the fruit of the rose plant, and can be found on any variety that has blossomed. They’ll start to form in late summer and autumn, and can last all winter making them a hearty friend of the north.
Even without outdoor space, you too can have an edible garden in your home! Not to mention the benefits of its purpose as purifying decor…