What is your experience with fomentations? Today, we will be sharing our recipe for a fomentation that works especially well for spasmodic backs. If applied to strains or sprains, fomentations can help soothe the inflammation in those areas. When applied to the intestines, they can aid in digestion. They stimulate circulation, as well. With a [...]
How have you been enjoying this month’s activities. Have you ever had a charlie horse in the middle of the night? Today, we are infusing some Crampbark Oil. The oil is perfect for massaging on muscles of the body that are cramped or inflamed. It can be stored in the refrigerator and used as needed. You [...]
How did you like your Crampbark Electuary? We hope that you are ready for more fun in the kitchen. Today, we will be making some Crampbark Chai. This herb is great for easing spasmodic coughs and intestinal cramping. Some find it more palatable as an ingredient in chai. We hope you enjoy this warm drink [...]
We hope that your extracts are coming along well. Today, we are going to make a Crampbark Electuary. You will need two ingredients and a jar for today’s recipe. Electuaries are made with powdered herbs and a sweet medium like honey or glycerin. They work wonders with spasms and cramps of the digestive tract. For [...]
How is your Crampbark Extract coming along? We learned last week that the extract may be used internally and externally to help with muscle cramps, spasmodic coughs, and stressors. Turn to page 25 for the recipe and recommended dosages. If you have any questions, please comment below or post on our facebook page.
photo by rosalee de la foret Today, we are beginning our Crampbark Extract. When muscle cramps, spasmodic coughs, or stressors begin to get the better of you, using the extract externally or internally will give you some much needed relief. To get started, turn to page 25 for the recipe and recommended dosages.
The rains have moved into our area. It is that time of year when the seasons are changing. Temperatures are decreasing, as the sun shines his light more directly on another part of the world. Jeans and long sleeve t-shirts are becoming part of our daily lives again. With the cooler air, sometimes congestion and [...]
For those of you who move around in nature, you may have come across Poison Ivy in your adventures. Sometimes, you may not notice the signs of your interaction for a few days. Your skin may start to itch. Shiny bumps start to appear. The bumps may even spread to other parts of your body. [...]
Good morning! Today, we will learn about how to make our very own New England Aster Tea. Our family loves to drink tea during times of sickness. It can be very healing for even the youngest of us. NEA Tea helps soothe sore throats and relieve fevers. In a few weeks, when your New England [...]
Let us begin the first herbal craft of the month! We hope that you have found some New England Aster flowers and leaves in the last few days. NEA is a friend to the lungs, and helps those who struggle with asthma, allergies, coughs, and congestion. Today, we will be using her flowers and leaves [...]