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post #41 of 358
Hi mamas,

I'm in, I always go to herbs first and have success treating many ailments.
To the pp who asked about bug repellant, I just read an article in Mother Earth News about Beautyberry and how its repellancy to biting insects can match DEET. You rub the leaves on your skin. It has a century old practice of putting the leaves under mule harnesses to deter biting insects.

The articles lists www.MotherEarthNews.com/find-Seeds-Plants.aspx as a resource to find a source for the plants.
post #42 of 358
Cool thread, missed this one!

Thanks.


Pat
post #43 of 358
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Originally Posted by Jojo F. View Post
Herbal mama checking in!

~D~- hey mama!! Have you thought about her diet? Breads, pasta, etc. and such, REALLY do a number on me. Having a bit of gluten intolerance can insight rage issues and depression.

I love to grow my own too, so rewarding

As for books(I haven't read everything *yet*) but Susan Weed's Wise Women Herbals are great resources. She's on Facebook too!
: Hey Jojo!! Long time no see!! : I *thought* I subbed this thread, but then didn't get any updates so thought it just fizzled out. I tried to search for it but after the changes, the search function decided it hated me.

Anywho... gluten intolerance, you say?? I actually never thought of food allergy/intolerance as a source of her problem. I will look it up for sure. Got any good links handy??:

BTW mamas, I just purchased a book called The Green Pharmacy written by James A. Duke, Ph.D. I was in a hurry and short on cash, so needless to say, I was a little disappointed with this one. Such a promising title, though
post #44 of 358
Great thread! LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEEE herbs! Will have to post later DD needs mama
post #45 of 358
**Bumping**

Anyone still interested in this thread??
post #46 of 358
I'm interested! What herbs are everyone stocking up with for the fall/winter? I've done a lot of combined tincture buying, because I am just too pregnant to make up my own right now, lol:-) But we've bought from wish garden herbs several things, including some pregnancy/birth related...but also mostly for the kids. We've been steering clear of echinacea because of the risk of cytokine storms, and I was wondering, does the elder flower have the same effect as the elder berry (in terms of cytokine storms?) ? Hmmmm....

We've also stocked up on lemonbalm (which is the only thing I harvested this year, lol!), St. John's Wort, some relaxants (skullcap, chamomile, etc.) and some viral fighters (ginger, pau de arco, etc.)...and also typical child-cold herbs like mullein and horehound.

Anyone know about the elder flower? What else is everyone doing fall herb wise?
post #47 of 358
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Originally Posted by highlandmum View Post
What else is everyone doing fall herb wise?
I'm just starting out with this, so I'm waiting to see what other mamas are doing I don't have any specific problems that need help at the moment, knock on wood :
post #48 of 358
for fall:

oregano oil
olive leaf
astragalus
turmeric
cinnamon


will be doing more so will update
post #49 of 358
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Originally Posted by highlandmum View Post
What else is everyone doing fall herb wise?
I just collected a 1/2 gallon of dandelion greens and made dandelion vinegar.
post #50 of 358
Today we just put up a big batch of Fire Cider!!!
I always feel so good having this stuff on hand.
Aaaahhhh...
fp
post #51 of 358
Ohhh we made some fire cider this year too...never tried it before, and it's not done 'brewing' yet.....so we'll see how it turns out!
post #52 of 358
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Originally Posted by ~D~ View Post
I'm just starting out with this, so I'm waiting to see what other mamas are doing I don't have any specific problems that need help at the moment, knock on wood :

Ok I was wrong... My acne won't heal...:

I think I may die...
post #53 of 358
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Originally Posted by highlandmum View Post
Ohhh we made some fire cider this year too...never tried it before, and it's not done 'brewing' yet.....so we'll see how it turns out!
I hope it turns out for you!
Fire cider is so wonderful to have around during the winter!

Next I'm going to make up a batch of Thieves Oil!!!
http://sites.google.com/site/natural...-immune-system

I've been craving the smells.........
fp
post #54 of 358
I just made some goldenrod vinegar. I made an extra jar for my mother for her birthday.
here is some info on it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jthya8iMJ_s
http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Glorious-Goldenrod.htm
post #55 of 358
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Originally Posted by bluebirdmama1 View Post
I just made some goldenrod vinegar. I made an extra jar for my mother for her birthday.
here is some info on it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jthya8iMJ_s
http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Glorious-Goldenrod.htm
Looks interesting!
post #56 of 358
Thank you for the link about the goldenrod!!! I've got to find a patch to start drying some!
post #57 of 358
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Originally Posted by FrannieP View Post
Today we just put up a big batch of Fire Cider!!!
I always feel so good having this stuff on hand.
Aaaahhhh...
fp
Whats better this or the master tonic??
post #58 of 358
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Originally Posted by mom61508 View Post
Whats better this or the master tonic??
Same things aren't they?
If not, what's the dif?

My whole house smells so yummy right now from the thieves oil we made today!:
post #59 of 358
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I am looking for a recipe to make my own herbal bug repellant spray that is good for most specifically repelling mosquitoes and ticks. It also should be kid friendly! TIA if anyone has a recipe to share! I have found several recipes online but thought I'd ask here! IU normally use the Swy Flotter by Kiss my Face but wanted to make our own this year!

I've made my own insect repelant by gathering eucalyptus leaves and seed pods and making a real strong decoction then adding a bit of grain alcohol to preserve it (10-25%) I also have added essential oils such tea tree, juniper and some more eucalyptus just to make it real detering. I then add it to a spray bottle.
post #60 of 358
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Originally Posted by herbalshakti View Post
I've made my own insect repelant by gathering eucalyptus leaves and seed pods and making a real strong decoction then adding a bit of grain alcohol to preserve it (10-25%) I also have added essential oils such tea tree, juniper and some more eucalyptus just to make it real detering. I then add it to a spray bottle.
Oh that sounds really interesting - I'd like to try that decoction!
I usually make this one:
Herbal Insect Repellent
It's just essential oils and witch hazel.
fp
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