How to Make Amish Black Drawing Salve

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Amish black drawing salve is a homesteading “medicine” cabinet staple in Appalachia. More times than I can count, we have used it to pull out tiny bits of a splinter that digging painfully into the skin with tweezers does not retrieve. I used to pay a pretty penny to buy the black drawing salve from … Read more

How to Make Dandelion Infusion and Tincture

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Dandelion infusions and tinctures have been used to garner the high nutrient content contained in the flowers, leaves, roots, and stems, and also to harness the potential natural medicinal properties the plant parts contain. Making a dandelion infusion is neither difficult nor expensive, but it does require both time and patience on the part of … Read more

How to Use Jewelweed on the Homstead

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Jewelweed is a drastically underappreciated “weed.” While you can eat jewelweed, it is most often grown or foraged it for its potential healing properties. While this attractive bush-like plant has many uses, it is perhaps most widely known for its antipruritic (anti-itching) value. This wild plant is an active natural ingredient in poison ivy rash … Read more

How to Make Homemade Vapor Rub the Natural Way

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Disclaimer: neither the author nor this website shall be held responsible for the misuse, and side effects resulting from using the info in this article. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician before putting health advice into … Read more

Try These 8 Teas against Constipation

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According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, around 42 million Americans suffer from constipation. The causes of constipation vary, but the reasons for this frustrating illness are usually all about the same. In general, we have a tendency to eat food that contains a large amount of insoluble fiber. This … Read more

35 Natural Eczema Remedies

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Eczema, also referred to as Atopic Dermatitis, is a condition wherein there are patches of skin that become red, inflamed and itch intensely. This itching may become so annoying that a person will literally scratch until the skin breaks down and begins to bleed. There’s not usually any obvious reason for this intense itching and … Read more

How to Make Golden Milk Step by Step

Golden Milk has been used as a medicinal drink in India since ancient times. Although the natural and powerfully healing turmeric tea has been wildly popular elsewhere for decades, it is only now coming into common use in the United States outside of herbalist circles. Turmeric is my favorite healing herb of all time; I … Read more