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.

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.

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Cedarwood and Sage Winter Bath Soak Recipe

This evergreen forest bath salt is my very favorite bath soak recipe for winter.  Luxurious Dead Sea salt is combined with other therapeutic salts along with the grounding and antimicrobial nature of pine needles, cedar, juniper, and sage for a relaxing bath.

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fire cider

Fire Cider for Incredible Seasonal Immune Support

As the colder weather starts to set in, many of us start worrying about how we’ll stay healthy during the season. One great way to boost your immunity is by using fire cider. This natural remedy is easy to make and can help keep you healthy all winter long. Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own fire cider and some of its benefits.

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Amazing Homemade Antibacterial Salve Recipe

I’m about to show you how to easily make a homemade antibiotic salve that not only has an antibacterial effect but also antiviral, antifungal antimicrobial properties? It’s pretty fantastic! Try this amazing salve recipe today!

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goldenrod tea

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!

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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.

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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!

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Author

  • Barbi Gardiner

    Situated in the heart of Northeastern Connecticut, Barbi Gardiner is a bioregional herbalist and a proud member of the Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck tribe. With a homestead recognized as a certified wildlife habitat by the Wildlife Federation and a native medicinal plant sanctuary by United Plant Savers, Barbi is a leading voice in permaculture and regenerative gardening. Passionate about seasonal living and ancestral wisdom, Barbi aims to reconnect people with the natural world and the ancient knowledge of their forebears. Through engaging articles and resources, Barbi is a beacon for sustainable living and earth-centered spirituality.

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