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Sunday, 17 March 2013
Thumbnail Achillea millefolium A common meadow herb, with the country name 'nosebleed', yarrow is used in remedies or colds, hay fever and catarrh. As a diuretic, it can also be used for urinary problems and...

How To Make An Infusion

How To Make An Infusion  How To Make An Infusion

Another word for infusion is tea. Infusions are used for drinking herbs as medicine, not as a thirst-quencher. To make an infusion, use the softer parts of the herb that grows above the ground (stems, leaves, flowers) that have been properly dried.  Usually one would use 1 to 3 teaspoons of the herb to 1 cup of water. You can't store infusions for very long, so it's best to use it right away.

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How To Make An Herbal First Aid Kit

How To Make An Herbal First Aid KitHow To Make An Herbal First Aid Kit

These remedies are much gentler on the system and equally as effective as the harsh synthetics you will find in most prepackaged first aid kits. Please remember that first aid is a stop gap measure! Get medical attention for any serious injuries immediately!

Herbal First Aid Kit

How To Make Herbal Remedies


To get the maximum benefit from herbal remedies, the herbs must be properly prepared. Most herbal remedies are easy to make using equipment that is already found in your kitchen. Use enamel, stainless steel, glass, pottery, or cast-iron utensils. Never use aluminum.

How to Make Herbal Remedies

How To Get Rid of Lice Naturally

How To Get Rid of Lice Naturally

Head Lice, also known as Pediculosis are common parasite which occurs in the hairs of children, especially girls. The adult louse measures about a pin head.  Lice are becoming resistant to neurotoxin and the neurotoxin does not kill the eggs. 

Verbena officinalis

Vervain was a sacred herb to both Romans and Druids and continued to be associated with magic and fortune-telling until well into the 17th century. Today it is valued as a useful nervine and liver tonic. It is bitter and stimulating for the digestion and makes an ideal tonic in convalescence and when debilitated. Used externally it can ease the pain of neuralgia.

Parts used: Aerial parts

Actions: Relaxant tonic, stimulates milk production, diaphoretic, nervine, sedative, antispasmodic, hepatic restorative, laxative, uterine stimulant, bile stimulant

Used in: Tinctures, infusions, poultices, compresses

Cautions: Avoid in pregnancy, although it can be taken in labour to stimulate contractions