Review: Learn How to Make Herbal Remedies Online

Review: Learn How to Make Herbal Remedies Online
I have been interested in and learning about herbal remedies for the past 30 years. While in the past my learning has come reading countless books and attending workshops and classes, a few years ago an online resource that is excellent, for adults and kids! Maybe you've heard of them, Learning Herbs. John and Kimberly Gallagher have created the only herbal online resource of its kind. There is a strong focus on both kids and adults learning how to identify herbs in your own backyard and surrounding areas, what they're good for, how to process and harvest herbs, and ways herbs are used (in ...
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Herb Profile: Blackberry Leaf

Herb Profile: Blackberry Leaf
Blackberry Leaf Profile Also known as: Rubus fruticosus, Black Berry, Bramble, Dewberry, Goutberry, Rubi Fruticosi Folium, Rubi Fruticosi Radix, Rubus affinis, Rubus plicatus, Thimbleberry. Blackberries are sweet darkly colored fruits that grow on bushy vines in small clusters known as drupelets. In Britain, the same plant is usually called bramble, because of its prickly thorns. The plant is also known as cloudberry (in northern Europe) and dewberry (in the American South). Blackberry brambles can become quite invasive if left to their own devices. Many earth based and Wiccan religions...
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Resources for Becoming More Self-Sustainable

Resources for Becoming More Self-Sustainable
With the way things have been going it's difficult to know whether we will be forced into becoming more self-sustainable or if we will form regional groups on our own and just instinctively begin taking matters into our own hands. In either event I still think it's a good idea to start making the shift our of consumer driven ways and getting more into functioning as small communities. I was watching PBS Explorer channel the other night and was quite impressed with the work many had done to make spaces in urban and suburban places more community oriented. You can buy the DVD of the four-part se...
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How To Make Dandelion Root Powder

How To Make Dandelion Root Powder
Proper preparation of your dandelion root for wellness is as important as when it is harvested. George Cairns articulates below how this is done properly. I highly recommend following his instructions right down to every last detail. Cairns, near death from cancer, was told by his doctor that he had 6 months to live. Over 90 years old now, Cairns has lived to see over a decade of living cancer-free, he shares his story on how he was guided to use dandelion root powder to release cancer from his body. The other important consideration here is to harvest the dandelion 'yourself' in a place th...
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Dandelion Magic: George Cairns Story of Divine Intervention

Dandelion Magic: George Cairns Story of Divine Intervention
Below are two beautiful and touching stories. Carl, a friend of a friend, discovered he had cancer and heard about a man, George Cairns who also had a special story and a recipe that helped him to become cancer-free. Here are their stories... From Carl: Hi, my name is Carl and I have been a musician and friend of Victor Wooten for many years. 

Six years ago, I was diagnosed with advanced type-3 throat cancer. Even though it has a lower success rate, I decided to undergo radiation treatment rather than disfiguring surgery or debilitating chemotherapy. One of my neighbors told me about a 85...
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Eat the Weeds: Sauteed Dandelion Greens Recipe

Eat the Weeds: Sauteed Dandelion Greens Recipe
Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) are wild, abundant, extremely nutritious, free food! 5 Tips on Harvesting Your Own Dandelion Greens for Peak Flavor Pick dandelion greens before the plant flowers; after flowering the greens can have a bitter flavor. Harvest dandelion greens in early spring, before the flowers appear is when they're the tenderest and least bitter. After the first frost in fall is another time when dandelion greens aren't so bitter. Boiling them will further reduce their bitterness. If you wish to have dandelion greens during or after they flower be sure to select on...
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Lavender Lemonade

Making your own Lavender Lemonade is easy, nutritious, and oh so delicious. Lavender has adaptogenic properties, meaning it's balancing to the system. Kick back, relax and enjoy a soothing glass of Lavender Lemonade! 7 Lemons, squeezed 2 Limes, squeezed 14 cups water 1 1/2 cups Agave syrup 1 drop Young  Living Lavender essential oil Mix all ingredients together and chill. Serve over ice cubes in a tall glass, garnish with a fresh strawberry or sprig of fresh peppermint. Learn more about cooking with food-grade essential oils at my Young Living website.
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Selling Your Produce Directly to Restaurants: Offer Up-and-Coming Culinary Herbs

I have grown all of the herbs listed in this article, it's easy to do provided you give the plants what they require. I purchase most of my seeds  from Johnny's Select Seeds, I find them easy to grow and they make excellent additions to salads and many dishes. Mints and Lavender are best when purchased as plants. This article (below) is from the March 2011, Johnny's Seeds newsletter, part of a series of articles on small farms and those who have large gardens who are turning to selling to their local restaurants and chefs. As this welcomed trend continues I think we can expect more super fresh...
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