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.
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.
Amazing DIY Dandelion Salve – Your Cure for Aching Muscles
Learn how to make this dandelion salve recipe using foraged dandelions! This homemade herbal salve is especially good for sore muscles, joints, and dry skin.
Understanding Herbal Infusions Plus 3 Delicious Recipes
Herbal Infusions are the simplest way to prepare the more delicate aerial parts of plants, especially their leaves and flowers.
Sacred Moon Tea Recipe – Celebrate the Divine Feminine and the Realization of Desires
I love to make Moon Tea as a full moon ritual to bring sacred feminine energy to the tea, especially during a full moon.
Easy Rose Hip Syrup Recipe for High Dose Vitamin C
This rose hip syrup recipe is simple and a great way to get a delicious high dose of Vitamin C.
Start an Amazing Home Apothecary with These 22 Must-Have Herbs and Tools
Every herbal home should have a well equipt home apothecary filled with the tools and herbs needed to successfully treat common ailments.
9 Basic Principles of Ethical Wildcrafting for Beginners
Here are the basics of ethical wildcrafting to consider before harvesting plants from the wild. These principles will help you to be a good steward of our natural world.
Delicious Pine Needle Tea for Health and Simple Pleasure
Pine needle tea is not only delicious but also packed with vitamin C. It’s one of the herbs easily foraged in winter and is perfect for sipping by the fire.
How to Make Your Own Tea Blend Plus 5 Easy Herbal Blend Recipes
With a handful of herbs, many of which can be found in your kitchen cabinets, and a few basic techniques, you can make your own tea blend and brew up healing teas for everyday ailments.
Easy Homemade Cough Remedy Made With Common Kitchen Spices
Try this simple, yet effective homemade cough remedy you can whip up with everyday kitchen ingredients.
Herbal DIY Facial Steam Recipe for Natural Skin Support
One of my favorite winter season holistic skin supports is an herbal steam. This is easy to create, and it is beneficial not only for our skin, but also for our mind, spirit, and respiratory system.
5 Amazing Health Benefits of Mint
There are many health benefits of mint. From soothing upset tummies, to reducing bodily inflammation, mint is a valuable household herb not to be ignored.
Benefits of Dandelion – for Amazing health and Wellness
The health and medicinal benefits of dandelion are many, not to mention its nutritive value. Check out all the awesome properties of this common lawn pest. Plus recipes!
10 Powerful Immune Boosting Herbs for Staying Healthy
Your kitchen likely contains these powerful 10 immune boosting herbs to help you stay healthy in 2021.