Herbalism

Herbs for Health

In our family we use a lot of herbal remedies, both to help keep our family healthy and for minor illnesses and first aid type situations.  Over the years, I have learned a number of tips and tricks and will attempt to share those with you.  In addition, I plan to share some of the following:

Elderberry Elixir

I put together an elderberry elixir today, inspired by Kiva's Elder Mother Immune Elixir.

In a quart jar I placed:
1/4 ounce dried ginger root
1/4 ounce sweet cinnamon chips
1/4 ounce dried orange peel
1/4 ounce elder flowers
3 ounces elder berries
7 ounces honey

Then I filled the rest of the jar with brandy. It took just under a fifth to fill it after mixing well.

Drink herbal infusions

Nourishing infusions provide vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to help keep us healthy in a form that is easy for the body to digest. They are mild and gentle so there is no real limit on how much you can drink. My favorites so far are nettle, oatstraw and chickweed. I make infusions from them and have been drinking them for about a month now. I find I have more energy and my spirits are higher.