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Hot Infusions – Tumeric Ginger Root Tea

By |2022-08-10T21:06:27-07:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

Turmeric and Ginger Tea Recipes It is very easy to make a therapeutic turmeric ginger tea to start enjoying all its health benefits and give your health a well-needed boost. The recipe for turmeric and ginger tea is as follows: You will need: 1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric root (or, if using dried turmeric, 1/3 [...]

Seedbanks are a Must BEFORE You Garden

By |2022-08-09T15:20:23-07:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Food, Permaculture, Seed, Seedlings, Self Reliance, Wild Edibles|

It's all fine and dandy to talk about planting gardens and what types of veggies you are looking to harvest, along with the other 100's of thousands of other plants you want in your yard, but if you don't have the actual seeds to do what you want to do, you will only have a [...]

Teaching the Love for Reading

By |2022-08-09T15:19:30-07:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Life Hacks - General, Self Reliance|

It matters not who you are, when you become a parent you yearn to see your children succeed in life. What shape that success takes is totally arbitrary to the exception of one thing: Those who find success, or a semblance of their version of it, are those who can intake information visually and learn [...]

Decoction – Busy Bee Eleuthero Root

By |2022-08-06T23:16:13-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

Eleuthero Root or otherwise known as Siberian Ginseng has long been an herb that was used to help people keep up in stressful situations, support their immune system and build skills. This herb is an adaptogen which is considered helpful for: Adapting to stressful experiences Immune support Memory and learning Taken as a singular serving [...]

Long Infusions – Cold Remedy Mullein Leaves

By |2022-08-06T22:57:41-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

Nature's Cold Remedy – mullein tea – Traditional herbalists often recommend Mullein leaf tea or extracts to soothe irritated mucous membranes during bouts of asthma, bronchitis, or the common cold. The leaves are anti-inflammatory, expectorant and moistening; helping to thin excess phlegm in the lungs. Mullein has been a favorite remedy used by traditional herbalists and [...]

Cold Infusions – Sore Throat Marshmallow Root Infusion

By |2022-08-06T22:43:06-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

This one is a really easy one to make. Ingredients 1/4 of a jar full of dried and sifted Marshmallow Root 3/4 of the jar with water Instructions Pour warm water into your chosen size of jar. Add 1 tablespoon of your choice of natural sweetener and put the lid on the jar and allow [...]

Hot Infusions – Adaptogenic Chai Tea

By |2022-08-06T22:29:42-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

First Make the Adaptogenic Chai Tea Mix This mix makes approximately 7 total cups of tea. See the next recipe box for instructions on making a single cup of tea. Ingredients to Put Together 3 tbsp plus 1 tsp hulled cardamom seeds 3 tbsp plus 1 tsp dried ginger root 3 tbsp plus 1 tsp dried cinnamon chips or a cinnamon [...]

Learning Pioneer Eating Methods

By |2022-08-06T22:31:15-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Food, Life Hacks - Food, Self Reliance, Storage|

The movies don't give it justice. Whenever someone is hungry, John Wayne can whip out the hardtack or the salted bacon and make a fulfilling meal out of those meager fixin's. Or, if you have seen the wind breaking clip from Blazing Saddles, those beans of a "musical" nature are plentiful. They’d sit out under [...]

Herbal Extracts Series Part I – Teas, Infusions and Decoctions

By |2022-08-15T12:15:10-07:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal, Self Reliance|

Beyond your cup of joe in the morning, most of us haven't given any additional thought about what we drink that could help us in the long run, or even in the short term for that matter. We grab whatever is handy or in the fridge at work or at home and guzzle it down [...]

Decoctions – Roasted Dandelion Root Cacao

By |2022-08-06T20:36:14-07:00July 22nd, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

Some nutritionists, herbalists, and other health experts believe that far too many modern industrialized humans are deficient in bitter substances, which in part contributes to our epic rise in digestive related illnesses, inflammatory conditions, immune challenges, diabetes, and more. Because chocolate is itself slightly bitter, it can be a great herbal vehicle for other bitters. [...]