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Filling your garden with medicinal plants that have distinct health benefits is a smart use of garden space. You’ll be able to use natural remedies, while boosting your immune system and overall health with these powerful plants. 1. Milk Thistle You’ll often see Milk Thistle in products labeled...

How to Make a Tincture: It does not matter what size jar you use as long as the top one quarter is liquid. Dry herbs lose their potency within a year. Fresh herbs rot soon after harvest. Tinctures preserve and extract the medicinal properties of an herb in an alcoholic extract, and can last more than a hundred years. You can purchase tinctures, or you can make your own. They are very easy to make.

Rosemary: anti-viral, anti-bacterial herb that relieves discomfort from gas. Rosemary is also a mild anti-depressant, but most importantly, it increases memory even in people with age-related cognitive decline. Rosemary is anti-inflammatory and can be used for things like spider veins and varicose veins and because it is anti-viral, it can be used in an inhalation to clear the sinuses.

Wildcrafting with Hawthorn - did you know this herb is useful for strengthening the heart, and relieving anxiety and depression?

Cayenne and Coconut Oil Salve This salve is really easy to make, even if you are new to making salves. Soothing for skin, and gently warming to creaky joints.

Bacopa – Brahmi Ayurvedic Herb : A medicinal plant that is often used in ayurvedic medicine, the traditional healing system of India. (Be careful not to confuse brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) with gotu kola and other natural medicines that are also sometimes called brahmi). This herb is said to be an “excellent rejuvenative for the mind and nervous […]

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