The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion

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The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Growing, Preserving, and Using Herbs PDF

The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion is a beautiful guide for the modern day homesteader. From learning how to incorporate herbs and essential oils around your home, to learning how to enhance your family’s health and well-being, this book is the go-to guide for those wishing to live a more natural homesteading lifestyle.

This book takes readers through the basics of herbalism, including the different types of herbs and the uses for them around the homestead. It also breaks down how herbs are used in tinctures, salves, essential oils, and infused oils. Better yet, if you’re a homesteader with livestock, you’ll learn how to maintain their health holistically as well.

With an array of beautiful photos and easy to read terminology, just about any homesteader, new or seasoned, can learn from The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion, and finally feel comfortable incorporating the many wonderful qualities of herbs around their homes.

My Herbal Medicine Cabinet and Pantry

We can talk about how to use herbs, where to use them, and what to make with them all day long but, when it comes right down to it, most people just want a handy reference of what to keep in the pantry and medicine cabinet.I get it. I want to know the basics too. Just tell me how to do it already!Sometimes, it’s easier to mimic the methods of another person when we first start out.

As we grow, we adapt the methods and make them our own. It’s easy to get caught up in the thousands of herbs that are out there, when in reality, we may only need twenty of them in our homes.Beside herbs, what products does a homesteading herbalist need? These are things like eyedropper bottles, funnels, a kitchen scale, or extra muslin or cheesecloth for straining that we don’t often think about keeping on hand.I’ll try to make all of this simple and painless for you.

Let’s go through all of the herbal things I like to have available for my family (hint: I don’t keep everything in this book on hand at all times). I’ll also go over the products you’ll find in my home. Then, we’ll go through my livestock herbal medicine cabinet, favorite gardening tools, and more!

What’S In My Herbal Medicine Cabinet?

Here are the top things that I keep at all times (or most often) in my herbal medicine cabinet for my family.

Essential oils:

Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Oregano, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Vetiver, and various oil blends for respiratory ailments, hormonal balancing, and immune boosting.

Herbs (dried):

Arnica, Astragalus, Black Walnut Hull, Calendula, Cayenne, Chamomile, Curry, Echinacea, Elderberry, Garlic, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Mullein, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Turmeric, Yarrow, Marshmallow, and various other herbs mentioned in this book, depending on the season.Syrups and tinctures:- Elderberry and Astragalus Syrup.- Elderberry, Astragalus, and Wild Cherry Bark Syrup.- Fire Cider.- Burdock Tincture.- Echinacea and Astragalus Tincture.- Milk Thistle Tincture.

Sleep-Encouraging Tea.- Cough-Relief Tea.Salves and lotions:- Burn and Wound Healing Salve.- Soothing Salve.- Respiratory Salve.Antibacterial Ointment.- Farmer’s Hand Cream.Capsules:- Milk Thistle seed, powdered.- Probiotics.- Activated charcoal.- Turmeric.- Vitamins.- Generic pain medicine (that’s right, just in case).- Empty capsules.

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