Property Herbal – Name That Plant!

One of my readers suggested I post images of the various plants I have around my property to see if I can gain help with identifying anything useful, or worth propagating. I know there isn’t much in food plants, but I have already identified a couple of plants with medicinal uses. I think I know what a few of these are, but would love corroboration. Continue reading “Property Herbal – Name That Plant!”


Garam Masala – Indian Spice Blend

Here is another spice blend that I find absolutely necessary if you plan to make curry. We bought this blend from the store on a whim, and I use it in all my curries now. It gave my curry such an authentic flavor from what I was used to with just straight curry powder. Continue reading “Garam Masala – Indian Spice Blend”

Comfrey – Homestead Medicine

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) is a wonder plant. Also known as Boneset, or Knitbone, is was often used for (you guest it) helping to heal broken bones, sprains and strains. However, as both a poultice and internally, comfrey has many more uses. It even has a surprising non-medicinal use in your garden. Continue reading “Comfrey – Homestead Medicine”

Property Herbal – Sand Lily

This is another plant I found on my rounds of the property. It is somewhat prevalent.

It is called a Sand Lily or sometimes Starlily. Continue reading “Property Herbal – Sand Lily”

Herbal Infusions

Herbal infusions are highly useful creations. They can be used for any number of medicinal or cosmetic uses such as healing salves, massage oils, healing additions to soaps and lotions, and even hair care. Continue reading “Herbal Infusions”

Natural Treatments for Diabetes in an Emergency

If you are diabetic, or know someone who has type 2 diabetes, you may wonder what you can do should a long term emergency cut off your supply of medications. It may be a good idea to have a supply of natural supplements on hand if traditional medications run out. Continue reading “Natural Treatments for Diabetes in an Emergency”

Property Herbal – Sagebrush

This is the kickoff for a series regarding the many (or few?) plants that are growing on our property.

A herbal is … a book containing the names and descriptions of plants, usually with information on their virtues (properties) – and in particular their medicinal, tonic, culinary, toxic, hallucinatory, aromatic, or magical powers, and the legends associated with them. – wikipedia

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Herbal Glossary

Here is a compilation of common herbal terms that you may see when learning about herbs and herbal remedies. I will be updating this periodically.
It is important to learn homeopathic, herbal, and natural remedies, because access to a physician will be limited in the good times, and probably nonexistent in a disaster situation.

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