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Showing posts with label Herbology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Herbology. Show all posts

Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies

Discover the Forgotten Power of Plants 
with Dr. Nicole Apelian!

The Lost book of Herbal remedies
Click the image to get this awesome book!

      I first watched Nicole on of the authors on a television show that my husband and I like to watch called Alone, she didn't win but did awesome as a survivalist. I could see that she knew what she was doing and her knowledge of edible wild plants was extensive. So naturally when I saw that she wrote a book about foraging and herbal remedies I had to get it! And it is a good one! I am replacing my old worn out herb book for this one. I am learning a lot and will be better prepared for those times when I am out in the woods or in a survival situation. 

     If you are like me you love to go out and get what I am calling "forest therapy" and just getting out there in nature. I love the fresh air, nature sounds and plants everywhere. I Also love to observe the plants around me and figure out which ones can be used as emergency food, or first aid just in case it is needed. I am also interested in picking whiled foods to eat and learning about what natural foods and herbs are growing near where I live. I know I am not the only one who wants to learn everything I can about plants and how to use them. 

Nature is beautiful and useful! 

In this book you'll find 800+ beneficial plants and remedies in "The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies." It includes recipes of tinctures, teas, decoctions, essential oils, syrups, salves, poultices, infusions and many other natural remedies that our grandparents used for centuries. What's also special about this book is that it has between 2 and 4 high definition, color pictures for each plant and detailed identification guidelines to make sure you've got the right plant.

      If learning how to identify and use plants is something that you would like to do and learn about then this book is great for you too. Like I said I got it to replace some of my old herb books and to enhance my survival knowledge as well. Maybe you have seen some of my other herb posts before, this is something that I just can't seem to get away from because I love nature and plants! This book is great for the beginner and anyone who just wants to increase their understanding of herbs and how to use them. 

Just click this link or image above and see if this is something that you may want to add to your library. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and for your support :) God bless you and your family. I really mean that... From Joanne

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Drying Oregano and How to Use it | Herbs

    I finally got another video done. I wanted to show everyone how I use our backyard oregano. I love this time of year when I go out back and can smell the oregano. In this article I wanted to go into a little more detail about the medicinal benefits of oregano, as well as some tips on when you can add it to your meal. 

Oregano is a wonderfully fragrant herb that is ready for use during the warm summer months. The technical term or Latin phrase for oregano is Origanum vulgare, or wild marjoram, mountain mint, and winter marjoram. It is a flowering perennial plant that grows wild in the Mediterranean region, in Asia, and is cultivated in the U.S. It is widely used in cooking all over the world, and especially in Mediterranean. The Oregano herb flowers from July through October.

growing herbs
Medicinal benefits of the Oregano herb is also widely known. Oregano contains many nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, and K. Oregano is also a good source for  fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, calcium, and potassium. Oregano also has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fungal effects, and may kill MRSA, listeria, and other nasty pathogens. The essential oil of the herb may be useful for respiratory ailments like colds and flu symptoms. And like most herbs, fruits and vegetables alike. Oregano also has anti-cancer properties. 

 How to Use Oregano

Oregano can be used medicinally in many forms. Obviously we can use it on our foods. Typically used in pasta sauces, and many Italian dishes. When eating raw, you can sprinkle on sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and any other non sweet fruits that you like. also great with greens and veggies. We can also use it medicinally, as an herbal tincture, oil, infusion, or tea.

Properties and uses:  Oregano can be used to relieve spasm of involuntary muscle (antispasmodic), can have a sedative effect (calmative), relieves gas (carminative), as well as promotes sweating (dia-phoretic), and the expectorant of mucus. Oregano also aid in digestion and promoting appetite (stomachic). Because of this Oregano makes a great go to tonic.

An infusion of the fresh herb has a beneficial effect on upset stomach, indigestion, headache, colic, nervous complaints, coughs, whooping cough, and many other respiratory ailments. It also helps to relieve abdominal cramps in women, and will regulate the menstrual cycle when taken three to four days before a regular time. Also us an infusion of the flowers for seasickness and to ease toothaches. The Oregano tea can also be used as an additive to your bath. You can even put the bruised leaves in your pillow for a all natural sleep aid.

To make an infusion simply steep 2-3 tsp of herb in 1 cup of boiled water for about ten minutes. Take 1-2 cups daily for desired benefits. Here is a video that shows you how to make an herbal infusion aka tea lol! It's pretty much the same thing. For information about how to prepare herbal tinctures/extracts see my Making Herbal Remedies post.

As you can see Oregano is one herb that has a wide range of remedy. I hope you like the video and addition information. I love learning about herbs and how they can aid us along our healing journey. Thank you and God bless! 

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Want to learn how to make your own herbal remedies?
Check out The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies a must have in your library :)

DISCLAIMER: The content published by MyFruitThing, Joanne Utke, or is intended for informational purposes only and is not meant to be medical advice. I would never ask anyone to substitute my judgment for their own. I am not a doctor. FYI The statements made by Joanne Utke may not be the same as your doctor. Please consult your doctor, or certified Naturopathic  Practitioner before implementing a new diet. As always common sense it key and you are the only one who can make decisions regarding your health.


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