Be Your Own Herbal Expert

Herbal medicine is the medicine of the people. Our ancestors - and our neighbors around the world still use - medicinal plants for healing and health maintenance. In our first lesson, we learn to "listen" to plants, focusing on how they taste. In lesson two, we explore simple remedies based and water-based plants. In the third lesson we have learned to say safe herbs (nourishing and toning) of the most dangerous herbs (stimulants and sedatives). Our fourth lesson treated with poisons; We learn to make a tincture and we created our Herbal Medicine Chest. The fifth lesson do we find herbal vinegars, and the sixth, the manufacture of herbal oils.

In our last lesson together, we watch our thoughts on healing; discussed the scientific objective to fix the broken machine, the heroic intention to clean toxins from our polluted body, and the Wise desire woman to feed the whole individual.

In the eighth lesson, we will return to the pharmacy of herbs, make candy remedy: honey herbs, syrups against cough and for tablets.


Honey has been considered a healing substance for thousands of years. Greek healers had water with honey, vinegar, water and honey water / vinegar as their primary healing. An Egyptian medical text dating from about 2600 BC mentioned 500 times in 900 honey remedies. What makes it so special honey?

First, honey is antibacterial. Secondly, honey is hygroscopic, a long word that means "water loving" Honey retains moisture where it is placed;. H
oney smooth and deliciously moist skin These two qualities. - anti-infectives and hygroscopic - make honey a great healer of all types of injuries, including burns, bruises and decubita (skin ulcers), an incredible lollipop for a sore throat, a powerful ally against bacterial diarrhea and a counter for asthma.

Third, the honey can be as high as 35 percent protein. Honey proteins also promote healing, both internally and externally.

It seems to strengthen the immune system and help prevent (some authors claim to cure) cancer.

Honey is collected from flowers and honey of specific individual flowers can be more beneficial than a mixed honey. Tupelo Honey, flowers of tupelo tree, is rich in fructose, which slows the digestion of honey making it suitable for diabetics. Manuka honey from New Zealand is certified as an antibacterial. "H
ouse brand" is a rich autumn black, honey collected by local bees goldenrod, buckwheat, chicory and other wildflowers.

Raw honey also contains pollen and propolis, bees and flowers products have special healing powers.

Bee pollen, such as honey, is a concentrated source of protein and vitamins; Unlike honey, it is a good source of minerals, hormonal precursors and fatty acids. Bee pollen has a reputation of ease, and with consistent use, cure allergies and asthma. The pollens that cause allergic reactions are plants that are wind pollinated, not bee-pollinated, so any bee pollen or pollen containing honey, should be helpful. Propolis can be dyed in pure grain alcohol (resins do not dissolve well in 100 vodka tasting, my first choice for dyes) used to fight against infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, flu, gum disease and tooth decay.

Notice: honey, but the honey especially raw, contains botulinum spores.


honeys from plants are manufactured by pouring honey on fresh herbs and allowing them to merge over a period of several days to several months. When herbs are infused honey, grass magnet absorbs all water soluble components in water and all volatile oils also, most of which are anti-infectives. Honey and herbs are medicinal taste. When I watch my honeys shelf herbal I feel like the richest person in the world.


Place a tablespoon of your herbal honey (including herbs and honey) in a cup; add boiling water; stir and drink. Or, eat honey spoon herbs right bottle to soothe and heal sore throats and infected tonsils. Spot honey (not please herbs) in wounds and burns.


    Cut fresh herbs of your choice (leave whole garlic).
    Place chopped herbs in a jar in the mouth, filling almost to top.
    Pour the honey into the bottle, he works in the grass with a stick, if necessary.
    Add a little honey to fill the bottle up.
    Cover tightly. Label.

Honey made from herbal herbs make wonderful gifts.


    Fill a small pot with the garlic peel teeth.
    If desired, add a small onion, quartered but unpeeled.
    Fill the pot of honey.
    Label and cover.

(Garlic can also lead botulinum spores, but no adult ever gotten botulism from this medicine.
    Mix one tablespoon of honey with two tablespoons of organic animal fat.
    Place in a small bottle and label.

Increasing the healing ability of the ointment using a fat with a herbally infusion.


    Fill a glass with eight ounces of orange juice.
    Add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of honey.
    Fill a glass with eight ounces of distilled water.
    Drink alternately two empty glasses.


He recommends this for burns covering large areas.
    Place the leaves chopped fresh comfrey in a blender.
    Add honey to cover.
    Mix and apply.

resh plants, to use to HERBS HONEY

anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Comfrey leaf (Symphytum off).
Cronewort / mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare)
Garlic (Allium sativum)
Ginger root (Zingiber officinalis)
Horseradish (horseradish)
Lavender (Lavandula off).
Lemon balm (Melissa off).
Verbena (Aloysia triphylla)
Marjoram (Origanum Majorana)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Osha root (Ligusticum porterii)
Peppermint (Mentha pipperata)
rose petals (Rosa Canina and others)
Rose (Rosa)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus off).
Sage (Salvia off).
Shiso (Perilla frutescens)
(Mentha spicata)
Thyme (Thymus species)
Yarrow flowers (Achillea millefolium)

yrups HERBS

Herbal syrups are sweetened condensed infusions. Lozenges against cough syrups are concentrated. Alcohol is added to the syrup to better help prevent fermentation and to stabilize the drug. Cough drops and lozenges, with less water, keep well without adding alcohol.

itter herbs, particularly effective in a relatively low dose, are often made into syrups: horehound, yellow dock, dandelion, chicory and spring motherwort in mind in this regard.

Herbs that are particularly effective for relieving throat infections and respiratory problems are often transformed into syrup, especially when the honey is used as a sweetener: coltsfoot flower (not foil), comfrey leaf (not root) , horehound, elder berry, mullein, OSHA root, pine, sage, wild cherry bark are favorites syrups "cough".


A dose of herbal syrup is 1-3 teaspoons full of tea, taken as needed. Take a spoon bitter syrup just before meals for best results.


To make syrup herbal, you will need the following sources:

    An ounce of dried herbs (weight, not volume)
    A clean, dry pot quarter / liter lidded
    the boiling water
    measuring cup
    The background heavy medium saucepan
    2 cups sugar and 1 ½ cup honey
    A sterile vial with a small collar and a good coverage (a cork is ideal)
    Some vodka (optional)
    A sticker and pen

Place full of dried grass ounce bottle in the room and fill it up with boiling water. Measure the amount of liquid you (usually about 3 ½ cups). Pour into the pan and bring to boil. Reduce the heat until the infusion is barely simmering. This step may take several hours; decoction is not spoiled if it is reduced to less than half, but it ruined it boils down to cold or if it burns. When you have reduced the infusion of less than two cups, add sugar or honey (or sweetener of your choice) and bring to boil. Pour boiling in the bottle. If desired, add a little vodka to preserve the syrup.

Leave the bottle to syrup to warm to room temperature. Label.

DO HERBS candies against cough

You should make a syrup with sugar, not to cough drops honey, but you can use raw sugar or brown sugar instead of white sugar and it will work as well.

Instead of dumping your boiling hot syrup in a bottle, keep boiling. Every minute, dropping slightly in cold water. When it forms a hard ball in cold water, turn off the heat immediately. Let cool, then cut into small squares.

A dusting of powdered sugar will prevent sticking. Hermetic store in a cool place.

MAKE-Soothing Throat lozenges

    Place one ounce of powdered marshmallow root or slippery elm bark powder in a bowl.
    Slowly add honey, stirring constantly, until a thick paste
    Spend your elm dough into small balls
    Roll the balls in the slippery elm powder

Store in a tightly closed box.

The plants that use to make syrups HERBS

Comfrey leaf (Symphytum uplandica x)
chicory roots (Cichorium intybus) of
dandelion flowers or roots (Taraxacum off).
Elder berries (Sambucus canadensis)
Horehound leaves and stems (Marrubium vulgare)
leaves motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) to choose before flowering
banana leaves or roots (Plantago majus)
Osha root (Ligusticum porterii)
pine needles or the inner bark (Pinus)
Sage (Salvia off).
Wild cherry bark (Prunus serotina)
yellow dock root (curly dock)


In our last lesson of this series, we will examine seven drugs: medicine serenity, history, energy medicine, lifestyle medicine, herbs and alternative medicine, pharmaceutical medicine, and Hi-Tech medicine .


Make a simple syrup using a single plant. Make time with honey, once with white sugar, and once with a sweetener of choice, like barley malt, agave syrup, molasses, sorghum syrup or maple syrup. (See the list of plant suggestions for use.)


Make a syrup with three or more plants.

NUMBER three experience

Make three or more simple herbal honeys using different parts of plants, such as flowers, leaves, roots or seeds.

NUMBER experience of four

Make a herbal honey with a rich plant essential oils (such as sage, rosemary, lavender or mint). Try as wound treatment. Try it on minor burns. Record your observations.

Further study

    Make an iron tonic syrup yellow dock following the recipe in my book Wise Woman Herbal for the year of pregnancy.
    Advanced work

Compare the effects of honey supermarket, organic honey, raw honey and honey each using herbs to treat the same problems and record observations carefully.

Load disqus comments

0 Comment