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  1. Gardening and Agriculture
    My family and I started our herb garden today. We planted rosemary, lavender, lemon balm, chocolate mint and stevia. We still have a couple other mints to plant as well as blackberry bushes.
  2. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    The weeds under foot ... The dandelion is safe and easy to find. :) There are no poisonous look-alikes... Other very similar Taraxacum species, as well as chicory and wild lettuce only resemble dandelions in the early spring. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum From The_Blob ~ Dandelion...
  3. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I know the topic of preserving ginger has been brought up several times but I just tried a way that has not been discussed in the time that I have been here. We just purchased our Juicer and have been juicing just about everything imaginable and Ginger came up. When I was at the store yeserday...
  4. South East USA
    Upcoming Events : Hands on stuff ... http://herbsheal.com/events.php
  5. South East USA
    Just so you know ... http://www.sewisewomen.com/womens_herbal_conference/program.php
  6. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    What did I do wrong? I sliced up a good amount of ginger, packed it in sugar, dehydrated right at 12 hours. Although the smaller pieces are hard I have plans for them, but the larger pieces are almost unbearably hot. Did I need to do some sort of pre-treatment? I guess what I'm looking...
  7. Health & Medicine
    I am looking for information on making home made antibiotics. Does anyone have this info? On the NatGeo "Doomsday Preppers" show, a very intelligent TN prepper gave a little sketchy info on this, but not enough for me. (He was later arrested and charged with being "insane" and numerous other...
  8. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Nice read from yahoo ... Modern science is beginning to uncover the ultimate power of spices and herbs, as weapons against illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. "We're now starting to see a scientific basis for why people have been using spices medicinally for thousands of years," says...
  9. Health & Medicine
    Well, I did it... I signed up to take two classes in Natural Health. (on-line classes) It is something I have wanted to do for a long time. The first is Herbology and the second on Aromatherapy. The Herbal Studies Certificate Program will go over Herbal home remedies working with 25 herbs...
  10. Gardening and Agriculture
    The store my sons works for is having a huge summer plant sale. Being the good son he brought home 4 cinnamon basil plants, along with about 50 other plants. :2thumb: My question ... how do you use your cinnamon basil? Also found 4 Thia basil plants, same question. How do you use you thia...
  11. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    So I read, many a folk are "putting by the herbs" (I never did understand where that saying came from, :dunno: but my Grams used it when it was time to put up herbs ...) So what herbs are you "putting by" ;) Here ...Greater Plantain, Pink Clover, lemon balm, most of the mints are coming on...
  12. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    OK, fer ya herbists, what herbs make the best anti-biotics, where can ya get em, how da yall use em, an will they grow in zone 4? Durin emergencies, anti-biotics er gonna be important an in short supply, would be nice ta have alternatives. Thanks fer yalls help!
  13. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    rose hips ... they are a good source of Vitamin C also ... From Dr. Weil's website: "Rose hips have a very high vitamin C content, providing even more than citrus fruits. During World War II, when citrus imports were limited, rose hips became quite popular in Britain where they were used to...
  14. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I have never used dried star anise. If you have please share what you used it for, how to best store it, and would it hold up in LTS buckets with bags and o2's? Thx!
  15. Gardening and Agriculture
    Apparently, this is "true" comfrey, NOT "russican comfrey". In permaculture, this is often planted under fruit trees because it helps the fruit trees. Comfrey is sometimes called "knit bone" because of how effective it is for mending bones. Apparently the FDA is coming down on comfrey because...
  16. Gardening and Agriculture
    Well ... I was spoiled ... The herb store down the road had what I needed ... When I need it ... now it is gone. :cry: Some new reg. (not sure if it was local, state or a fed reg.?) But man ... does that blow ...(inter curse word here) I went in on the 31st to pick up a few things only to find...
  17. General Preparedness Discussion
    Does anyone know of any good guides to Medicinal or Eatable plants in the midwest?
  18. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Hot off the press! This is Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski showing off his shed packed to the ceiling with herbs and tinctures. Hundreds of thousands of cups of tea and bottles of tincture. YouTube - paulwheaton12's Channel
  19. Health & Medicine
    Is anyone familiar with Tea Tree Oil? I've been told to put it on sores and wounds, it's supposed to kill bacteria and leave white blood cells alone.:confused:
  20. Gardening and Agriculture
    I got this from a friend last week and only she will know what it is... HINT: Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: edge of nowhere, Montana
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