How to Make Dandelion Salve – and Why You Should

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Dandelions have gotten a bad rap for far too long. They have summarily been dismissed as mere weeds, and get sprayed with chemicals to kill them every time their cute little flower heads pop up out of the dirt. Not only are these common backyard flowers edible, they may also boast natural healing properties. Dandelion … Read more How to Make Dandelion Salve – and Why You Should

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 Make Dandelion Infusion and Tincture

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 Use Jewelweed on the Homstead

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 How to Make Homemade Vapor Rub the Natural Way

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 Try These 8 Teas against Constipation

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 How to Make Golden Milk Step by Step

Hemp Oil Benefits On The Homestead You Might Want To Know

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Before we dive into the benefits of hemp seed oil, we must first define the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil. Hemp seed oil comes from the hemp plant, CBD oil comes from the cannabis or marijuana plant. While these plants are cousins, and the terms tend to be used interchangeably for Hemp … Read more Hemp Oil Benefits On The Homestead You Might Want To Know

Pumpkin Seed Oil for Your Health

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Well, here we are. The season of pumpkin everything is right around the corner. I walked into the grocery store yesterday and they already had pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin flavored coffee lining their shelves. Seriously? It’s still August, people! OK, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited about seeing all of the … Read more Pumpkin Seed Oil for Your Health

Ironweed Medicinal Uses (and More)

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Ironweed is not the nuisance weed many rural folks think it is, not by a long shot. The beautiful purple weed that flourishes in horse pastures and fields offers a bounty of medicinal benefits.The wildflower possesses antiseptic properties, and has a somewhat bitter taste. For centuries, ironweed has been used to treat a plethora of … Read more Ironweed Medicinal Uses (and More)