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.
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.
Goldenrod Tea: The Magic of a Joyful Ritual
In a world where we often find ourselves feeling overwhelmed or stressed, it’s important to take time for joy. Goldenrod tea is the perfect way to do this because of its uplifting qualities and sunny yellow color that makes us feel happy just looking at it. Learn how and why you should brew some of this liquid joy today!
Wild Harvesting – 5 Easy to Find Fall Edibles
This blog post will guide you through the process of wild harvesting in the fall. This season is typically when many plants that are edible go into dormancy, but it’s important to know that there are still many edible and medicinal plants that can be harvested now. We’ll also discuss what tools to bring with you when out on a harvest.
Easy DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden
Growing your own herbs is a great way to save money and have access to fresh, organic produce year-round. This craft uses common household items and can be done in as little as one day!
Goldenrod vs Ragweed: One Benefits Pollinators, One Causes Allergies
Goldenrod vs ragweed. One attracts pollinators and one causes allergies. Know the difference!
Surprising Jewelweed Plant: Identification, Uses, and Benefits
Find out what jewelweed plant is (AKA Touch-me-not), how to identify it in the wild or in your garden, and some of its many medicinal uses.
Amazing Saint John’s Wort Plant: Identification, Benefits, Uses
This article discusses the identification, benefits, and uses of Saint John’s wort plant Also discussed are how to use this medicinal plant in your own herbal medicine.
How to Make an Herbal Tincture: Plus 2 Easy Recipes
A great way to preserve these herbs for use throughout the year is to start making herbal tinctures. Through this article, you will learn the ins and outs of how to make an herbal tincture.
Easy Honeysuckle Wine Recipe: One Gallon
Summer is the time that I most love for making flower wines like this easy recipe for honeysuckle wine. It’s subtle and delicious and totally captures the essence of summer.
Elderflower Wine: The Delicious Essence of Summer
Capture the essence of summertime with this easy elderflower wine ricipe that’s super simple to make.
5 Magical Summer Solstice herbs for Midsummer Celebrations
The summer solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by midsummer celebrations, festivals and rituals. There are also many midsummer herbs that have significant meaning and use during these celebrations.
The Incredible Health Benefits of Calendula and Its Uses
Learn about the amazing health benefits of calendula and its uses as a valuable medicinal herb that is prized by herbalists.
Wild Violet Jelly: Springtime in a Jar
If you’re lucky enough to have sweet violets in your yard, then you absolutely must try this delicious recipe for violet jelly. It’s like springtime in a jar!
Growing Chamomile: Surprising Medicinal Uses
As beneficial as they are beautiful- if you’re not growing chamomile in your garden, then you’re missing out!
Medicinal Herbs for Tea: Tips for Growing Your Own Amazing Garden
Growing a medicinal herb garden can be fun, easy, and extremely rewarding. Medicinal herbs for tea can have a positive impact on your health and longevity, too. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how to grow an herbal tea garden that will be the centerpiece of your yard and garden.
Yellow Trout Lily Uses, Identification, and Habitat
Believe it or not, there are many yellow trout lily uses. From being an ancestral food source to having many medicinal properties. This is a little talked about plant that In my opinion deserves more attention.