Herbs have been used for centuries to treat ailments long before modern pharmaceuticals came along. I heard a quote once, “If God created the disease, He also created the cure”. We only need to look to Nature’s bounty for many treatments for which ails us. Utilizing herbs is also more sustainable and certainly more self-reliant than modern pharmaceuticals. Did you know that 80% of modern medicines are not produced in the US? They are all imported from overseas. Tell me what happens if a major conflict breaks out or a large natural disaster occurs with pharmaceutical supply chains being wrecked? Not a pleasant thought, huh? Let's not even talk about the many side effects that seem to increase daily. That’s why we need to start looking at alternatives and having those conversations with our doctors now.
I’ve been making and utilizing herbal salves, tinctures, and teas for myself and the farm for many years. I’m far from being a doctor, so don't take my word for anything. I do encourage you to do your own research and decide if my products are something you would like to add into your own life though.
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Comfrey Salve: Comfrey has a long history in herbalism for the treatment of bruises, skin irritations, etc. Made from plants grown on my own farmstead infused in quality oils and local beeswax. The salve is packaged in a tin container with a screw-on lid for easy storage. Ingredients: comfrey leaf-infused virgin olive and coconut oils, shea butter, vitamin E, and beeswax. $6 for a 2oz tin.
Yarrow Salve: This herb has a wide range of uses from soothing bug bites and stings to treatment for cuts. The Story of Achilles tells us he used this herb to treat the wounds of his comrades in the Seige of Troy. Add in the healing powers of tea tree and lavender essential oils, and it's a must for the herbal medicine cabinet. Ingredients: infused herbal olive and coconut oils, beeswax, tea tree, and lavender essential oils $4 for a 1oz tin
Doggy Balm: perfect for those dry pads and nose our 4 legged companions sometimes have. They need special care too. This recipe is supported by the AKC. Ingredients: sweet almond and coconut oils, shea butter, beeswax, and vitamin E. $4 each 1oz tin.
Lotion Bars: Choose your scent: Lavender, sweet orange, vanilla or unscented. Made from high-quality ingredients in small batches. Why trust your skin to ingredients you can’t pronounce or recognize? Ingredients: coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, vitamin E, and beeswax. 2 bars for $4. Bars are approximately 1.2oz each
Orange Creamsicle Lip Balm: who doesn't need a lip balm for those dried lips? This one is tasty too with natural ingredients you can actually pronounce. Ingredients: mango butter, coconut oil, beeswax, vanilla, and orange essential oils. $3 each
Thursday, January 25, 2024