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I was wondering if we could get a tribe going where we can discuss all things herbal? Plant info., remedies, links, experiences,etc.

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I was wondering if we could get a tribe going where we can discuss all things herbal? Plant info., remedies, links, experiences,etc.
Count me in! My husband thinks I'm nuts for using plants and not drugstore bought stuff, but he generally just rolls his eyes and lets me do my thing lol
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my man is getting into herbal medicine and wants to study herbs. I just bought him a kit from www.herbmentor.com for his bday!

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my man is getting into herbal medicine and wants to study herbs. I just bought him a kit from www.herbmentor.com for his bday!
Kewl. I'll check out the site! Thanks
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I'll join....

We use a mix of herbals and OTC, but I prefer the herbals and would like to do more in-depth study in this area.

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earth_mommy- I am really enjoying the herbmentor site. If you sign up for a trial you can see what it's all about for $1 too! Though I feel the $10 per month is VERY worth it! There are podcasts, videos and classes that you can access if you join. You can also buy kits which I think is really wonderful for beginners like my DP- he is somewhat knowledgeable about herbs just has no experience making herbal medicine.. (and no I don't work for the site just am enjoying it immensely!)

I also have an herb blog here if ya'll are interested!
http://redclovermama.blogspot.com/

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Great blog, Rainbowmoon!
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I use herbals whenever possible and as I am becoming more and more untrusting of western medicine with my DD1's conditions, I would like more information. I'm thinking I should have gotten a degree in herbal medicine before having children.

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I use herbals whenever possible and as I am becoming more and more untrusting of western medicine with my DD1's conditions, I would like more information. I'm thinking I should have gotten a degree in herbal medicine before having children.
The beauty of herbal medicine is you don't have to have a degree at all. We all have intuitive healing wisdom within us.

I really recommend the book A Family Herbal by Rosemary Gladstar., It is one of my all time favorite herb books and a great way to begin learning more about herbs and easy remedies you can use for the whole family.

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Great blog, Rainbowmoon!
Thanks so much!

It is very much in the beginning stages! I hope to have much more info. up in the coming weeks and months!

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I'd like to join!
The more the merrier of course!

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Has anyone done this program? I am thinking about siging up... I really like her books.

http://www.avivaromm.com/course
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Sounds wonderful!! I love her books! I would love to hear more if you take the course or if anyone else has!
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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!

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Can't say I've seen actual studies, but citronella and catnip are supposed to be effective insect repellents. I keep a sprig of catnip inside a bottle of oil (almond, grapeseed, or another base) that also has a few drops of citronella oil in it. It seems to repel gnats pretty well, but I don't know about ticks and mosquitoes.

Subbing this thread, by the way. I'm growing an arsenal of medicinal herbs this year for the front garden. If I'm going to be motivated to maintain it, it had better have useful things growing in it! I'm growing calendula, wormwood, blue vervain, valerian, astragalus, and a few others. Hopefully having these available will motivate me to learn how to use them effectively.

I should probably be doing something else right now.
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Hey ladies! Just wanted to up the thread!

I am getting ready to replenish my herb cupboard. What are your favorite herbs for spring and summer?

I definitely need a good salve, TTO (tea tree oil), aloe plants and a good insect repellent. What else?

Does anyone have any experience treating hayfever/pollen allergies with herbs?

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Thanks for the tip on catnip and citronella.
Your garden sounds fantastic!!! I am going to order some medicinal herb seeds soon. (right now I just have culinary seeds going mainly) Thanks for the ideas!


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Can't say I've seen actual studies, but citronella and catnip are supposed to be effective insect repellents. I keep a sprig of catnip inside a bottle of oil (almond, grapeseed, or another base) that also has a few drops of citronella oil in it. It seems to repel gnats pretty well, but I don't know about ticks and mosquitoes.

Subbing this thread, by the way. I'm growing an arsenal of medicinal herbs this year for the front garden. If I'm going to be motivated to maintain it, it had better have useful things growing in it! I'm growing calendula, wormwood, blue vervain, valerian, astragalus, and a few others. Hopefully having these available will motivate me to learn how to use them effectively.

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So... does any one have lists of books they've read on the subject?

I have all of Shonda Parker's and have used them a lot. (They are written from a Christian perspective, though, so maybe not for everyone.)

I have one by Rosemary Gladstar but haven't gotten through it yet. It is specific to women's health.

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There is a recent post on my blog I wrote about my top ten favorite herb books!

You can read it here
http://redclovermama.blogspot.com/20...ding-list.html

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Great blog, Rainbowmama!
Love it.

You can look up the healing properties of individual herbs and look herbs for common ailments here:
http://sites.google.com/site/herbindex

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This month's issue of Herb Companion has some good info...

There is one area where spending a little now can actually save a lot later – your health. These herbs can tackle everyday problems such as boosting your immunity and allaying seasonal allergies.
15 Herbs to Save Money on Medical Bills
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This month's issue of Herb Companion has some good info...

There is one area where spending a little now can actually save a lot later – your health. These herbs can tackle everyday problems such as boosting your immunity and allaying seasonal allergies.
15 Herbs to Save Money on Medical Bills
thanks for posting this!

I used to subscribe to this magazine for years but it's been awhile. I should check it out again as it's a good one!

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I am getting an herb order together for later this week and thought I'd mention if you use the "buy herbs" link on the upper left side of the page to purchase herbs from Mountain Rose it benefits MDC!

So far on my list of things to make this coming month are;

calendula/marshmallow/comfrey salve (teaching my man how to make an herbal salve)
guarana/ginseng "zoom" balls (I need some energy lately!)
damiana liqueur (a yummy aphrodisiac)
"root" beer
insect repellant (we have already been dealing with ticks and mosquitos! eek!)
lavender/lemon almond bark (for mine and DP's mom's for Mother's day)


I also will stock up on some of their yummy teas..



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I get so happy when I make my herb orders!

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subbing for now, but count me in!
I need lots of info on this... I've really only used valerian, chammomile, and rose hips for tea. Oh and valerian caps for anxiety. Need info for health and natural healing for my 10yo dd... pre-teen emotional issues, and possibly depression as well.

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There is a recent post on my blog I wrote about my top ten favorite herb books!

You can read it here
http://redclovermama.blogspot.com/20...ding-list.html
I loved your blog!! I'm going to make the damiana liqueur soon. I have a few ??'s though... May I pm you??

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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!

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