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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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Herbal Poultice – Plantain Leaves for Toxins Poisons or Infections

By |2024-03-10T16:03:10-07:00March 27th, 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 Extracts Series Part XIII – Compresses and Poultices

By |2024-03-21T13:40:23-07:00March 21st, 2024|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs|Tags: |

What on earth are herbal extracts? There are certain health promoting compounds that can be found in the plants around us, whether they be wild or cultivated. Herbal extraction is the process of drawing out the therapeutic components of a chosen herb or plant. In many cases, the beneficial compounds we want are tucked away [...]

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Cutting Expenses Before It’s Too Late to Prepare

By |2024-03-10T16:03:10-07:00March 20th, 2024|Categories: Life Hacks - General, Self Reliance|

In a Television Series from Taylor Sheridan of Yellowstone fame, he had a series from the same story happen in 1923. In this show with Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren it showed where the family who had come into town from the ranch came across the new "modern conveniences" of clothes washers, dryers, and electrical [...]

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