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.
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.
Amazing Uses for Rosemary Herb and Why You should grow it!
Rosemary is a versatile herb that can be used in everything from culinary dishes to medicinal preparations. In fact, you’ll never want for uses for rosemary herb once you start growing your own.
The Ultimate Guide to Foraging for Ramps
One of the first things I look forward to in early spring is foraging for ramps. They’re nutritious, delicious , and versatile as to its culinary uses.
Foraging Garlic Mustard Weed: A Delicious Invasive
An unassuming wild green with a delicious peppery flavor, garlic mustard weed is an excellent plant to start foraging.
12 Things Thyme is Good For: Uses & Benefits
There are so many things thyme is good for, from its use in skincare preparations, to its delicious flavor in culinary recipes, this herb should be included in every home herb garden.
How to Make Amazing Dandelion Jelly: Sunshine in a Jar
I’m going to share with you a super simple recipe for dandelion jelly that has become an early spring favorite in my family. In fact, I like to put up a few jars to open in the winter months as a little reminder that spring isn’t really that far away.
Wild Violet Honey – Nectar of the Spring Gods
Spring is finally here, that days are getting longer and we’ve had a few days of consistent warmth. It’s time to make some wild violet honey.
Syrup of Violets: The Perfect Ode to Spring
Syrup of violets is the perfect springtime and early summer treat that’s perfect for special celebrations like Mother’s Day, bridal showers and weddings.
Ultimate Guide to Foraging Violets for Food and Medicine
Foraging violets couldn’t be easier in many parts of the US. The tend to grow plentifully, in fact, are often considered invasive, which is good for us foragers and wildcrafters. This allows us to forage violets til our hearts content!
Health Benefits of Mullein – An Amazing Herb to Know
Many people are unaware of the health benefits of mullein and regard it as a plant to eradicate from their landscape. The truth, however, is that mullein has many health benefits and is a favorite of many herbalists for its uses and versatility.
Easy Herbal Healing Salve Recipe for Hardworking Hands
Learn how to make this simple but effective healing salve made with comfrey, calendula and purple dead nettle that’s perfect for hard working hands.
Wildcrafting Purple Dead Nettle for Food and Medicine
Purple dead nettle is a highly nutritious wild edible herb that also has many medicinal properties. Learn how to identify, prepare and use purple dead nettle.
Chickweed Identification: Wild Edible Weed For Culinary and Medicinal Uses
You’ve most likely got some growing in your own backyard. Read more to learn chickweed identification, health benefits, poisonous look alikes,,,and more!
Easy Dandelion Root Tincture Recipe
This easy dandelion root tincture recipe is perfect for beginners. Can be used to support overall health and wellbeing as well as for liver, kidney, digestive, and gallbladder support.
Surprising Benefits and Medicinal Uses for Forsythia
In addition to their cheery presense, there are a surprising number of other uses for forsythia. They can be eaten and used for medicine. In this article I will show you the benefits and uses for forsythia as well as how make a tincture, tea, syrup, and salve using this lovely plant.