Posts Tagged ‘Learning Herbs’

The bitter truth about herbs (webinar)

Hi!

I have some cool news if you want to know how to match the
right herb to the right person…

This Thursday night, LearningHerbs and Mountain Rose Herbs
are presenting a free webinar called

“The Bitter Truth About Herbs”

BitterTruth

In this webinar Rosalee de la Forêt and John Gallagher will…

  • show you how TASTE helps you know exactly which herbs to
    use
  • demystify herbal energetics into a PRACTICAL system you
    can put to use immediately
  • explain how the bitter taste reduces anxiety, stimulates
    digestion, balances blood sugar, and much more

Simply register here

  Taste of Herbs

See you there!
knittingprose

PS…johnrosalee1

You’ll be able to ask questions on the webinar and Rosalee
and John won’t hang up until they drop! 🙂
They are well known for their epic webinars…and live
giveaways & surprises.

It’s happening Thursday night, so go check it out now.

  Taste of Herbs

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How to choose the RIGHT herb with confidence

Compass

Have you ever wondered exactly how experienced
herbalists match the remedy to the person instead
of the disease?

How YOU can choose the right herb for the right
person with confidence?

Every now and then, LearningHerbs releases
a series of free training videos… and it’s
always a powerful herbal education all by itself.

John usually does it as part of the warm-up for
their next online herbal course, but whatever
the reason… it’s always a really good idea to
register for the training… because it’s just
that good.

AND the price is right… it won’t cost you
anything (other than your email address).

It’s all revealed in this new video training:

Get your Herbal Compass Here!
This powerful free video reveals:

– The #1 proven way to learn about herbs…
that doesn’t require book study or memorization.

– How to dramatically improve your chances for
success when making a remedy.

– How to take a book shelf of information and get
it off the shelf and into practical use for your
family.

– What “energetics” are and why are they important
to your long term success as a home herbalist.

– How to get herbalism into your daily life, even
when you barely have time to make dinner.

Get it here now:

Get your herbal Compass here!

Enjoy the free training!!

-knittingprose

P.S. The best way to learn about herbs is the
way our ancestors did, and that’s not using
Google or books. Learn how…

Cayenne Salve…

by guest, Rosalee de la Forêt

 

One of the reasons why exploring herbalism is so much fun is that it goes beyond book work and theory to become more practical and hands on. Herbalism inspires us to get into our kitchens to make powerful herbal remedies.

Exploring herbs in this hands-on fashion also allows us to use our senses when learning about herbs. One of the most important senses in herbalism is our sense of taste.

There are five categories or tastes in herbal medicine: pungent, salty, sour, bitter and sweet.

Even though this recipe isn’t necessarily about tasting an herb, this recipe explores the qualities of the pungent taste. Pungent herbs are hot and stimulating. They get things moving!

cayenne-salve 

Cayenne salve stimulates blood flow, which can decrease pain. Cayenne also blocks substance P, the neuropeptide that can relay the pain signal. This salve can be used externally on arthritic pain, neuropathic pain and old achy injuries.

 

The following recipe is part of the upcoming Taste of Herbs Course.

What you’ll need…

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • two heaping teaspoons of cayenne powder (or 15 grams)
  • 1/2 ounce of beeswax
  • double boiler
  • cheesecloth

Begin by infusing the cayenne into the olive oil over a double boiler. I heat the oil and cayenne until it is warm, turn off the heat and let it sit (warmly) for about 20 minutes, then turn the heat on again. I do this for at least one hour to a couple of hours; you could do it for 24 hours if desired.

Once the cayenne and olive oil have been infused, strain off the powder through a cheesecloth. Reserve the infused oil.

Heat the beeswax until it is melted. Stir in the infused oil until the beeswax and oil have been thoroughly melted together and combined.

Immediately pour this mixture into jars or tins (it makes roughly 4 ounces). Let it cool and then label it.

 

Using your cayenne salve

This cayenne salve can be used on aches and pains, from sore muscles and joints to bruises and even nerve pain. It is best for closed wounds and may sting a bit on open wounds. Even on closed skin you may feel a bit of burning or heat in the area where it is used. It should be applied externally only and used within 6 months for the best results.

If using it for arthritic pain it may take up to a week or two to see results. In this case you want to use it daily to decrease chronic pain.

Caution: When cayenne comes in contact with your mucosal membranes or eyes it will burn! Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after touching cayenne or use gloves to apply the salve to the desired area. If you are using the cayenne salve on your hands, consider applying it at night and then sleeping with gloves on.

Some people with thin or sensitive skin may find that cayenne salve causes blistering. If this happens, stop use until it heals, then resume using a smaller amount, or remake the salve using less cayenne.

 

This recipe is an excerpt from the upcoming course, Taste of Herbs. Taste is an amazing way to learn HOW herbs work.

Rosalee created the Taste of Herbs Flavor Wheel to help people learn herbalism using their sense of Taste.

Get the free Taste of Herbs Flavor Wheel here.

 flavorwheel2

 

 

***Rosalee de la Forêt is the creator of Taste of Herbs, a new course by LearningHerbs and Mountain Rose Herbs. Rosalee is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator and founder of Herbal Remedies Advice.

Cayenne Salve…

by guest, Rosalee de la Forêt

 

One of the reasons why exploring herbalism is so much fun is that it goes beyond book work and theory to become more practical and hands on. Herbalism inspires us to get into our kitchens to make powerful herbal remedies.

Exploring herbs in this hands-on fashion also allows us to use our senses when learning about herbs. One of the most important senses in herbalism is our sense of taste.

There are five categories or tastes in herbal medicine: pungent, salty, sour, bitter and sweet.

Even though this recipe isn’t necessarily about tasting an herb, this recipe explores the qualities of the pungent taste. Pungent herbs are hot and stimulating. They get things moving!

cayenne-salve 

Cayenne salve stimulates blood flow, which can decrease pain. Cayenne also blocks substance P, the neuropeptide that can relay the pain signal. This salve can be used externally on arthritic pain, neuropathic pain and old achy injuries.

 

The following recipe is part of the upcoming Taste of Herbs Course.

What you’ll need…

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • two heaping teaspoons of cayenne powder (or 15 grams)
  • 1/2 ounce of beeswax
  • double boiler
  • cheesecloth

Begin by infusing the cayenne into the olive oil over a double boiler. I heat the oil and cayenne until it is warm, turn off the heat and let it sit (warmly) for about 20 minutes, then turn the heat on again. I do this for at least one hour to a couple of hours; you could do it for 24 hours if desired.

Once the cayenne and olive oil have been infused, strain off the powder through a cheesecloth. Reserve the infused oil.

Heat the beeswax until it is melted. Stir in the infused oil until the beeswax and oil have been thoroughly melted together and combined.

Immediately pour this mixture into jars or tins (it makes roughly 4 ounces). Let it cool and then label it.

 

Using your cayenne salve

This cayenne salve can be used on aches and pains, from sore muscles and joints to bruises and even nerve pain. It is best for closed wounds and may sting a bit on open wounds. Even on closed skin you may feel a bit of burning or heat in the area where it is used. It should be applied externally only and used within 6 months for the best results.

If using it for arthritic pain it may take up to a week or two to see results. In this case you want to use it daily to decrease chronic pain.

Caution: When cayenne comes in contact with your mucosal membranes or eyes it will burn! Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after touching cayenne or use gloves to apply the salve to the desired area. If you are using the cayenne salve on your hands, consider applying it at night and then sleeping with gloves on.

Some people with thin or sensitive skin may find that cayenne salve causes blistering. If this happens, stop use until it heals, then resume using a smaller amount, or remake the salve using less cayenne.

 

This recipe is an excerpt from the upcoming course, Taste of Herbs. Taste is an amazing way to learn HOW herbs work.

Rosalee created the Taste of Herbs Flavor Wheel to help people learn herbalism using their sense of Taste.

Get the free Taste of Herbs Flavor Wheel here.

 flavorwheel2

 

 

***Rosalee de la Forêt is the creator of Taste of Herbs, a new course by LearningHerbs and Mountain Rose Herbs. Rosalee is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator and founder of Herbal Remedies Advice.

Wildcraft sale!

You guys have heard me talk before about the Wildcraft game.  And while completely worth the regular price of $37, you can get it this week for 50% off! 

Wildcraft Board Game

Wildcraft will be on sale this week only for $19.99!  In fact the sale ends May 30th or when they run out – whichever comes first.  They didn’t have many to start out with as this is the spring sale and more won’t be available until the fall.  Once they’re gone, they’re gone until then.  And they probably won’t be this cheap either!

My kids have learned so much about herbs from this game.  They really had no interest in my herbs or plants before Wildcraft and now they identify plants in the wild regularly.  The game adds a fun element to our science studies also.  Whether it’s just for fun or as a homeschool tool, this game is a great investment.  It’s made of high quality materials but with a very personal, handmade feel to the design.  The kids are drawn in by the nature of the graphics and art throughout the game.

If you have any reservations, you may be interested to know that Learning Herbs is offering up many extras with this deal.  They never disappoint when it comes to freebies.  You will also receive with your Wildcraft order:

  1. a dandelion activity book
  2. Mentoring Kids and Nature Connection w/ Jon Young interview
  3. the Herbal Gifts ebok
  4. a full issue of Herbal Roots zine
  5. Herb Fairies book 1
  6. Outdoor Kids, Herbal First Aid for Summer video class

Don’t wait to order yours! Like I said, the inventory is short this time of year and they’ll be long gone by Friday!