Monthly Archives: July 2016


Books are an invaluable resource for the home herbalist, and growing your home library over time is always a great idea. Having at least three herbal books or resources available is absolutely necessary when studying plants and creating a materia medica. Still, there are so many fantastic books available – where should you begin? Here are 6 herbal medicine books that we think are worth

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The Healing Power of Nature

Just a few miles east of the Phoenix Maricopa County Extension office, near the juncture of Price and Broadway Road, is one of only four nationally accredited naturopathic colleges in North America where botanical medicine is both studied and practiced. The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, as part of its curriculum, teaches how traditional and contemporary cultures

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Sprouting 101

Homemade Sprouting Jars {tutorial} Sprouting always brings back memories of my childhood when my mother sprouted her own seeds and legumes and made homemade yogurt.  It felt to be a cross between a frugal-DIY effort and a vestige of a more hippie-laden time.  Regardless of motivation, it was standard practice in my household.  Fast forward to now when home crafting of

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Epsom Salt

Of late there has been much controversy over the use of Epsom Salt. We are reposting this article we did a few years ago for Epsom Salt has some redeeming qualities. We primarily use it in the garden’s. Epsom Salt. Epsom salt, chemically known as heptahydrate epsomite, derives its name from the acidic salty spring at Epsom in Surrey, England.

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Avocados: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Avocados are a stone fruit with a creamy texture that grow in warm climates and are often a feature of Mexican and South American cuisine. Also known as an alligator pear or butter fruit, the versatile avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain

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13 ~ Natural, Homemade Ointments and Antiseptics to Make and Use At Home

Our Recipes First – Aid Antiseptic Here is an all-natural solution with germ-killing properties that will help soothe a minor cut or abrasion. Be sure to wash the affected area well before applying it. 2 ounces Calendula Ointment {below} 40 drops lavender essential oil 20 drops tea tree essential oil 10 drops chamomile essential oil 10 drops lemon essential oil

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The Medicine Woman’s Larder – Olive Oil – Keep your engine running smoothly.

Originally posted on GrannyMoon's Morning Feast:
The Medicine Woman’s Larder – Olive Oil – Keep your engine running smoothly. Posted on July 14, 2016 by Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life. For many years fats were considered to be the baddy in the diet and recently it was interesting to see that for the vast majority of the…

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