Herbalism & Herbs

In days past women relied on simple wisdom, common sense, and pantries well-stocked with herbs to help their families with common ailments. With few exceptions, these herbal remedies were made from plants and herbs that grew in the kitchen garden or were gathered in fields and woods. People are again becoming aware of the importance of returning to the use of whole foods and healthy herbs in their lives. Here you can explore the natural world of plants & herbs to help you live a simpler and healthier life.

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Does Any of this Sound Familar?

When wanting to learn about healing herbs, it can feel impossible to know where to begin. There are thousands of books and websites. There are even more herbs and remedies. How do you know where to start learning or which herb to use?

The Outdoor Apothecary eliminates the overwhelm and makes learning about herbs simple. We believe that everyone should have access to the healing herbs that grow around them. There is no need to buy expensive supplements when you already have a powerful apothecary in your own kitchen, garden, or even in your yard. We demystify herbal medicine. It’s what we do, and we have a lot of fun doing it.

burdock

Burdock: Exploring Its Magical and Medicinal Properties

Discover the enchanting world of burdock, a plant with a rich history of medicinal and magical properties. Our blog article explores the fascinating benefits of burdock, including its potential as a natural remedy for skin ailments, digestive issues, and more. Immerse yourself in the captivating lore of this plant, and learn how to incorporate it into your daily routine to enhance your well-being. Uncover the secrets of burdock and let its magic heal and nourish you.

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dandelion root tea

Dandelion Root Tea: A Nutritious Gift From Mother Nature

Discover the health benefits of dandelion root tea and learn how to prepare a delicious cup from scratch! Our step-by-step guide will show you how to harvest, clean, dry, and brew dandelion root tea, a natural remedy that supports liver and digestive health, reduces inflammation, and boosts the immune system.

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sabbat

How to Make Infused Herbal Oils the Easy Way

Looking to take your skincare routine to the next level? Check out our guide to making infused herbal oils for use in skin care or as the base for homemade salves and balms. Learn about the benefits of different herbs and how to infuse them into carrier oils, so you can create personalized blends that meet your skin’s unique needs. With our easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be well on your way to crafting all-natural, nourishing products that will leave your skin feeling soft, supple, and glowing.

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herbal glycerites

How to Make Powerful Herbal Glycerites: Alcohol-Free Tincture Alternatives

Learn how to make herbal glycerites, an alcohol-free alternative to traditional tinctures. Our step-by-step guide will show you how to create potent and shelf-stable herbal remedies using glycerin, herbs, and a few simple kitchen tools. Discover the benefits of this gentle extraction method and how to incorporate herbal glycerites into your natural wellness routine.

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blanch nettles

Removing the Sting: How to Blanch Nettles for Safe Consumption

Learn how to safely prepare and enjoy the highly nutritious and versatile wild edible, nettles. This article offers step-by-step instructions for how to blanch nettles to remove their sting and highlights their many health benefits. Perfect for nature lovers and foragers looking to expand their culinary horizons.

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ramp foraging

The Ultimate Ramp Foraging Recipe Roundup: 20 Delicious Dishes

Looking for some new recipes to try with your wild ramp foraging haul? Check out our list of 20 delicious ramp recipes that will have you cooking up a storm in the kitchen! From classic sautés to creative takes on pesto and pasta, these recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings for this tasty and versatile ingredient. Whether you’re a seasoned ramp forager or just getting started, our recipe roundup has something for everyone.

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japanese knotweed tincture

Make Your Own Japanese Knotweed Tincture in 6 Easy Steps

Discover the incredible health benefits of Japanese knotweed tincture and learn how to make it at home with our step-by-step guide. From boosting your immune system to reducing inflammation, Japanese knotweed has numerous medicinal properties that make it a valuable addition to any wellness routine. Don’t miss out on this powerful plant extract – read our blog article now!

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Japanese Knotweed: A Delicious and Medicinal Invasive

Despite being known as an invasive plant species that poses a threat to native biodiversity and causes damage to infrastructure, Japanese Knotweed has several edible and medicinal properties that are often overlooked. This article will focus on exploring the nutritional and medicinal benefits of Japanese Knotweed and its diverse range of uses.

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red clover

70 Wild Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat

Discover a whole new world of edible plants with our blog article on 70 wild plants you didn’t know you could eat! From common backyard weeds to edible wildflowers, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of plants that are not only safe to eat but also delicious and packed with nutrients. Expand your culinary horizons and learn about the various parts of each plant that are edible, as well as tips on foraging and preparation. Get ready to explore the wild side of your pantry with this ultimate guide to edible wild plants.

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herbarium

Make Your Own Herbarium the Easy Way

Discover the power of preserving nature and learning with a herbarium of your own! Learn how to create and use a herbarium as an engaging, interactive learning tool for herbalists, or those aspiring to be herbalists.

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