herbal goodness

Monday, January 4, 2016

Some days are for painting.

Some days are for decanting all the herbal things you've been sitting on, waiting for them to get all juicy and full of goodness, and labelling them so you don't forget what they are.

(I can't tell you how often I've done that latter bit.  Is this medicine...or poison?  Not a fun game to play.)

Now I'm amassing some new concoctions to try in June, during my plant month.  Got any suggestions?  Drop me a note below. :)

I'm hoping to make up some dream pillows and some herbal bundles this next month as part of the whole cloth focus thing. If you've got any suggestions or requests on those, too, leave a comment. :)


A couple folks have asked me what formulation I used for the anti-depressant/nervine tincture.  It's based on an herbalpedia entry that combined pre-made tinctures.  Since I didn't have all of those in tincture, just in plant form, I used the same ratio and made a combined tincture instead.

The recipe:
1 part St. John's wort
1/2 part licorice root, ginseng root, lemon balm leaf and ashwaganda.

Let that steep in your alcohol of choice for four to six weeks, and strain into dropper bottles. 1 dropperful, 3xday for an average human. Small or large humans more/less, as required.

(I also completely lazed out with the alcohol, just using enough to cover, rather than paying too much attention to ratios, which is fairly irresponsible, but hasn't killed me yet.)


  1. Yarrow tincture is multi-purpose - insect repellent and immune system stimulant, just to name a couple. Amen on the labels and yours are lovely. Will have to try tincturing with sake instead of Everclear.


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