Category Archives: Natural Health

Elderberry Juice for Health

Back during the summer I wrote about elderberries. I made an elderberry tonic/cordial using vodka and elderberries that was very good. When using it we would make a syrup to cut down the alcohol. I also froze a large amount … Continue reading

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Our Neem Trees are Here!

Over a year ago I got interested in the neem tree and all the uses of the oil, leaves, and bark. It is an amazing tree that grows in wasteland and deforested areas in India and Asia, and now in … Continue reading

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Healing Salve Recipe

I had to order some comfrey and other herbs since I will have to wait another year to have all the ones I want in my garden, but today I am making a simple healing salve for use on people … Continue reading

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Pokeweed: Friend, or Foe?

I was on a goat forum this morning when one of the group posted a link to an article about pokeweed. There has been a lot of discussion of it’s safety in animal pastures and such. While all parts of … Continue reading

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Doctors and Herbs

Today I thought I would talk about the future of medicine and it’s impact on all of us. To give you a little background, I have always been interested in the power of herbs as healing plants, and fascinated by … Continue reading

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Unmolding soap

I unmolded some of my soap yesterday. The lavender one was still pretty soft, and I couldn’t get it to release from the shaped molds, but the larger blocks were okay. I think I should have waited to do a … Continue reading

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Massage and Moisturizing Oils

Today I made up some oils for massage and moisturizing. They are really easy to make, and can be very pretty in a glass jar with a hand-made label or ribbon. The one in the odd shaped glass is a … Continue reading

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