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Storing Medicinal Herbs-10 Missteps to Avoid

By |2024-07-13T14:59:25-07:00July 23rd, 2024|Categories: Life Hacks - Medicinal, Alchemy of Herbs|Tags: |

Unlocking Herbal Efficacy - How to Keep Your Remedies Potent Don't Make the Big Oops! In our modern world of true natural healing, medicinal herbs are like little miracles, packed with healing compounds. But guess what? To truly tap into their full potency, you’ve got to handle them with lots of TLC from the seed [...]

Start Somewhere: No More Excuses

By |2024-07-13T14:09:02-07:00July 15th, 2024|Categories: Life Hacks - General, Planning, Self Reliance, Tutorials|

We all falter when it comes to making choices. It's the human in us all! It cannot be helped, and we need to come to terms with that fact before we start anything in this life, or it will drive us batty if we try to hold ourselves to a standard that can never be. [...]

Join the Beat-Inflation Gardening Club

By |2024-05-06T14:26:52-07:00May 6th, 2024|Categories: Permaculture, Systems|Tags: |

We do not recognize the progression or regression of the state of things when it is up close and personal. When we have tried to lose weight in the past, it is hard to see that the day-to-day happenings have a way of accumulating to a larger result. You can name just about anything else [...]

Natural Preservative Super Root

By |2024-04-07T10:09:32-07:00April 5th, 2024|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs|Tags: |

Preserving food, meats, and veggies can go to the exotic as well. There is a root, that Native Indians of South America used to make a black juice that could keep food for longer. It's called Cassareep, it has been found to preserve meat in particular for long periods of time. Some even say INDEFINETLY. [...]

With a Little Foresight You Can Avoid a Lot of Hurt

By |2024-04-04T06:58:19-07:00April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Self Reliance, Planning|

I often think of my grandparents, who at the time of the last Depression of the 1930's were young parents with three strapping boys to house, feed and educate. And although my mom, who was the caboose and came later during the 2nd World War, I just try to imagine what they felt as they [...]

Herbal Compresses – Cold Dry Kinds

By |2024-03-10T16:02:33-07:00March 29th, 2024|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs|Tags: |

How To Make A Compress Understanding the Benefits of Cold Therapy for Acute Injuries Cold therapy emerges as a pivotal tool in the arsenal of injury management, especially for acute injuries stemming from sudden trauma impacting bones, tissues, ligaments, or muscles. These injuries manifest with telltale signs: pain, tenderness, redness, warmth, and swelling in the [...]

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Herbal Poultices – Onions for Chest Congestion and Coughs

By |2024-03-10T16:03:10-07:00March 29th, 2024|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs|Tags: |

How To Make A Poultice A poultice was traditionally made by placing fresh plants or natural substances directly on the affected area. As always you have to match the appropriate plant or substance to the particular condition. Disclaimer: Please remember that these are general remedies. For acute or serious chronic cases, you may need to [...]

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Herbal Compresses – Warm Dry Types

By |2024-03-10T16:03:10-07:00March 28th, 2024|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs|Tags: |

How To Make A Compress Dry warm compresses include rubber-made hot water bottles, heating pads, salt bags, rice bags, and other such hot packs that transfer dry heat to the affected site. Instead of a towel, gather some uncooked rice and a clean, long sock. You can use salt if you don’t have any rice [...]

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Herbal Poultices – Yarrow and Aloe for Burns

By |2024-03-10T16:03:10-07:00March 28th, 2024|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs|Tags: |

How To Make A Poultice A poultice was traditionally made by placing fresh plants or natural substances directly on the affected area. As always you have to match the appropriate plant or substance to the particular condition. Disclaimer: Please remember that these are general remedies. For acute or serious chronic cases, you may need to [...]

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Herbal Compresses – Warm Moist Version

By |2024-03-10T16:03:10-07:00March 27th, 2024|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs|Tags: |

How To Make A Compress A moist warm compress, such as a clean washcloth, kitchen towel, or gauze, uses damp heat. The warmth travels deeper into the tissues than dry heat at the same temperature. This form of heat therapy may be a bit messy, but it offers the dual advantage of deeper heat penetration [...]

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