Growing and Preserving Medicinal Herbs at Home: A Guide for Health Enthusiasts

Because the crisp air of fall envelopes us, it serves as a delicate reminder that it is time to collect and protect the abundance of medicinal that nature has supplied. On this information, we are going to discover the artwork of rising and preserving , guaranteeing that their medicinal properties are safeguarded for future use. Be a part of us on this journey and learn to harness the facility of in your individual dwelling.

Creator’s Credentials:
Earlier than we delve into the world of herbalism, it is necessary to determine that whereas we aren’t medical professionals or licensed herbalists, we’re passionate people who’ve devoted ourselves to caring for our household’s well being. Our experiences and information are rooted in numerous hours of research and hands-on software. We encourage you to view this information as leisure worth whereas exploring the fascinating world of medicinal herbs.

Professional Suggestions:
If you wish to dive deeper into the topic of herbalism, we extremely advocate the steerage of Dr. Patrick Jones from the Homegrown Herbalist. His , coupled with a pleasant humorousness, makes studying about herbs an pleasant expertise. One other skilled we admire is Claudia Orgle from Wholesome Preparedness. She supplies beneficial insights on integrating herbs into preventive and managing well being considerations. For additional info, now we have included hyperlinks to their assets within the video description.

Using Contemporary Herbs:
First, let’s recognize the flexibility of recent herbs. Oregano, generally often known as a culinary herb, additionally possesses beneficial medicinal properties. To take pleasure in its advantages, merely pluck the leaves from the stem, guaranteeing they’re clear and dry. Contemporary herbs can be utilized instantly, making them a superb selection for fast . For example, lemon balm, when utilized to chilly sores, can present aid from viruses. A poultice constituted of crushed leaves may be utilized on to the affected space, secured with a Band-Support.

Harnessing Natural Infusions:
Natural infusions, generally often known as teas, provide one other technique of using the therapeutic properties of herbs. Whereas there are quite a few store-bought choices obtainable, making ready your individual natural infusion ensures the very best high quality and freshness. Take recent lemon balm leaves, pour sizzling water over them, and let it steep. For added sweetness, a splash of uncooked may be integrated. This easy but efficient technique permits you to profit from the herbs’ therapeutic properties with each sip.

Preserving the Efficiency:
To increase the shelf lifetime of dried herbs, there are a number of essential steps to comply with. After air-drying or hanging the herbs to dry, retailer them in hermetic containers to guard them from environmental moisture. Mason jars with oxygen absorbers are extremely really helpful, as they forestall oxidation and preserve the efficiency of the herbs. It is important to maintain the containers in a cool, darkish place to keep away from degradation brought on by gentle and warmth. Whereas dried herbs can last as long as a 12 months or two, freeze-dried herbs provide much more prolonged shelf life, as much as 25 years. Nonetheless, to make sure optimum efficiency, we advocate utilizing them inside 5 years.

Conclusion:
Rising and preserving medicinal herbs permits us to faucet into the knowledge of our ancestors and put together for potential well being crises. Whereas we aren’t medical professionals, our ardour for herbalism and the steerage of trusted consultants have geared up us with the information to take of our household’s well-being. By integrating recent herbs and natural infusions into our day by day lives and preserving their efficiency, we will embrace the wonders of nature and guarantee a more healthy future for ourselves and our family members.

31 comments

  • Some tinctures should sit for 6 to 8 weeks before straining

  • I love it! Can I ask, other than you giving him a tsp of the valerian tincture, what did you put it in? Tea?

  • Peppermint is my #1 favorite because it helps eith everything and is great as a salve, tea, oil. It helps with pain, colds, headache , general malaise, ect. I also love mullien, yarrow, beet root, and tumeric.

  • Great video, and I also have started learning from Dr. Patrick Jones – very informative and he's kinda funny to listen to. Plus, as a large animal person, I have the utmost respect for vets! I like them a lot more than most doctors.

  • Where do you buy the bottles you have in the box?

  • Cayenne and comfrey. We have been having an herbal class once a month where we focus on just one herb. We all go home with a tincture and salve. We are in the Bear Lake area. Lobelia is next.

  • Maybe they'll dry where you live but here if you try to dry herbs or dehydrate herbs in the winter here with the 60 to 70 and sometimes 80% humidity that we have no way. No way so I have to use a dehydrator on low setting to be able to preserve any herbs in the winter time or really anytime except for three months in the summer.

  • Mullein. I like to use the extract. I was wondering about growing it. I think it is just Basil right. We are working on my herb area that got all torn up during some work around here. We are about to finish our first bottle. I have asthma
    and it helps my
    husband’s sinus issues. Thanks once again for a great video.

  • Awesome info as always. Could you please list your herbal books that was shown in your video, I’d like to find them and build my herbal library. I have a few but not all that you have. Thanks so much.

  • Hops ordered from Dr Jones. It is helping me with a water retention problem I've had for years. My feet and legs swell so badly that I can't wear regular shoes. My muscles knot up from the swelling. This is the only thing I've ever found that truly is helping.

  • Echinacea!! I have had it on hand since kids were little. Always my favorite. Second garlic oil for ear aches. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  • I tried to grow some herbs this year didn't turn out wll will try again next year that is for sure

  • Been a home herbalist for over 10 yrs, a super one stop shop book on Herbal medicine is " The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook" A Home Manual by James Green, I use it all the time. Glycerin based tinctures can also be used if ppl have any alcohol issues, although wont be as potent. No connection, but Mountain Rose Herbs is a great source for DIY bottles, hardware, etc. as well as dried herbs if theres any you cant grow/had a bad harvest and you can't get from the above links. The herbal-mectin is a great idea, also black seed oil has been tested and found virtually equal to Rx I-mectin in treating you know what^^ forget the link, but theres one out there showing studies of multiple items tested compared to I-mectin. many blessings XD PS: If you get too much comfrey, it makes a great chop and drop for your other trees/plants, plus extra can be processed for tinctures, used it myself when I needed it for my leg.If you grow other plants for food, etc. you can never have too much comfrey its the workhorse of permaculture…..but for daily health Stinging Nettle both leaf and root is tops in my book.

  • Beyond the word thanks,I hope you’ll feel my gratitude and appreciation for a very long time Sir Dr Oseghale Sunday Herbal Home, You deserve recognition for the kindness you’ve shown me because of you I'm cured from Hsv 1 and 2..πŸ’―

  • Since finding your channel I have been growing herbs hydroponically and freeze drying some and making oils with others. Thanks

  • I don't drink so what kind of alcohol, is it an alcoholic drink or a lab based pure alcohol, would 99% alcohol work as I use that for everything from cleaning my worktops to degreasing car parts.
    Cheers Andy P.

  • On herbal medicine books-don’t forget your library! I like to look through books from my library system (I can go online & order from anywhere in a 3 county radius), then if I like them I buy a copy online. I particularly like Thriftbooks to order from-I often find things very inexpensively & their bar for how much you need to order to get free shipping is low.

  • Great and interesting video i loe growing mint for tea as i have IBS and it helps to calm it downxx

  • Glad you made this video. I taught myself Herbalism over the Plandemic. And I now have reference to more gems. Thank you.

  • Thank you, really useful information. Have picked up a few herbal/medicinal books at charity shops (thrift stores?) in UK and at car boot sales (garage sales).
    Elderberries are just about to go out of season here, and really wanted to make some elderberry syrup (for boosting immune system in cold/flu season. This has given me the confidence to give it a go.
    Also had a wonderful mullein plant self set in the garden this year, but caterpillars ransacked it before I could collect the flowers. πŸ™

  • Are you able to share your cat remedy? As you may or may not know, I run a sanctuary for cats, so having a quick remedy for the occasional squabble-related injury would be very helpful. Can you share—I'll understand if its a trade secret.

  • Thank you so much for making this video. The timing was "providential"! I have been looking to start learning more about herbs and their benefits and here is your latest video to help me along.😊

  • I make tinctures and used them daily. A favorite herb that comes immediately to mind, though, is mullein. I don't use it as a tincture, but it is wonderful for calming coughs and for helping to heal lung ailments like bronchitis. I make hot tea from this herb. The flavor is quite mild and very drinkable. It combines well with other herbs you may wish to include in your tea formulas.

  • Got my Kidde Battery Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital Display today, and very pleased with it. Thanks for recommending it

  • Thank you for your amazing educational treasures. GOD Bless you and your family. πŸ˜‡

  • Sooooo jealous! I want a freeze dryer so bad. Do you have a picture of your valerian plants and your basic growing methods? Do you recommend a place to get organic seeds for valerian?

  • This is wonderful!! πŸ₯° Can you please share links to the books from the different herbalists? I was able to find a few but not all.

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  • Vacuum seal your jars. Much cheaper than using an oxygen absorber.

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