The use of herbs plays a huge daily part in my life. From NATIVE meals and cooking, beauty, aromatherapy, teas to daily healing, I can’t quite imagine a day without herbs or my herb garden. I was raised in such an extreme opposite fashion from healing with herbs that it’s a wonder I ever found them. But somewhere around 18 my curiosity developed and it’s been non-stop learning and exploring from there.
I implore every home and person to empower themselves with just the simplest basics of herbal healing and remedies. Even if it is just first-aid knowledge, a few tinctures for colds, and to garnish your food with fresh potency, it will be the biggest gift to a have in your back pocket forever.
A great place to start is with Rosemary Gladstar’s book Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. Wise and extensive this is sort of an herbal bible to have around your house beaming with 175 recipes of teas, tonics, oils, salves, tinctures and natural remedies to heal most ailments and achieve glowing vibrancy. It’s a comprehensible guide to the basic herbal knowledge you’ll ever need without becoming a full-blow herbalist.