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DIY Herbal Dyes: Fennel On Animal Fiber

DIY Herbal Dyes: Fennel on Animal Fiber

Fennel offers up lovely pale yellows to forest greens, depending on the mordant and fiber you use. In this project, we're using raw, spun wool yarn. You can use other…

Vanilla Extract Substitutes: DIY Making Baking Extracts

Vanilla Extract Substitutes: DIY Making Baking Extracts

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive: Substitute sweet, floral extracts with a hint of earthy flavor for vanilla Extract in your favorite baked goods, including cookies, cakes, brownies, creams, puddings, and ice creams. My own favorite of late has been cardamon extract, although Pink Rose extract is a really close second. Consider other tasty flavors, too. Orange and Ginger extract wonderfully and they blend beautifully with chocolate and nutty flavors. Tulsi and Chamomile are beautiful when used lightly in golden cakes, creams and frostings. Whatever you're baking, it is wise to give your herbal extracts a test before you commit to the whole recipe. Here's How...
Spearmint – Western Clinical Formulas

Spearmint – Western Clinical Formulas

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is an herb that is often underused in Western herbalism. Like many of the members of the mint family, it is added…

Show 135: Herb Lab – Amanda Dilday – Self Care For Herbalists

Show 135: Herb Lab – Amanda Dilday – Self Care for Herbalists

HERBAL NERD SOCIETY As Sue and Candace reflect on the interview with Amanda Dilday, they sort through the under-rated step of healing which involves letting the healer breathe. Self care can take many forms. After healing others, it is important for future patient care to take a minute for collecting yourself. Amanda's focus on trauma healing provided a strong backbone for the discussion of self care.
Treat Stomach Ulcers Naturally

Treat Stomach Ulcers Naturally

Stomach ulcers, also called Peptic Ulcers, are no joke to those who suffer from them. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria and long-term use of aspirin and painkillers such as ibuprofen…

Let’s Talk Series: Yeasties And Beasties With Thomas Easley

Let’s Talk Series: Yeasties and Beasties with Thomas Easley

Even in First World nations, creepy-crawlies can invade our bodies. Bacteria, Fungus, and Worms are more common than we'd like to admit. In this Let's Talk, Thomas Easley shares with us a couple of his tips and tricks plus a couple of herbal antiseptic recipes for dealing with when things go wrong.
Show 75: Lavender – A Favorite First Aid Herb

Show 75: Lavender – A Favorite First Aid Herb

After researching one of our favorite first aid herbs, we discovered Lavender's wide reach is backed up by a wealth of scientific study. Today, we'll touch on those studies and talk about how you can incorporate Lavender into your life.
Show 56: Great Herb Recipes With Anna Rósa Róbertsdóttir

Show 56: Great Herb Recipes with Anna Rósa Róbertsdóttir

Whether your focus on herbs is driven by ecology or sustainability concerns, cost, or limitations beyond your control, being able to adapt your recipes to fit your local weeds makes for powerful good medicine. Today, we're talking with Herbalist Anna Rósa Róbertsdóttir, about her favorite Icelandic Herbal formulas and how to adapt to the resources you have available.
Cannabis: Potent And Versatile Medicine

Cannabis: Potent and Versatile Medicine

Cannabis (C. sativa, C. indica, C. ruderalis) - Cannabis family a.k.a.: marijuana, hemp, ganja, charas, quinbu, koaba, q’neh bosm, kannabos, chanvre, hanf, caanvas, weed, pot, hash, countless more… For roughly…

Natural Breath Freshener: Muhkwas

Natural Breath Freshener: Muhkwas

Muhkwas is the name of the sweet and spicy mix of seeds and spices you'll generally find near the cash register at Indian restaurants. This particular blend won't be as…

Show 16: Kitchen Pantry Herbalism

Show 16: Kitchen Pantry Herbalism

The Kitchen pantry can be a treasure trove of herbal medicine, even for those of us who don’t have access to fancy herbal shops. Today, we’re talking about the herbs and ingredients you can us eat home and on the road for first aid, illness, and healthy living no matter where you are.
Herbal Celebrities

Herbal Celebrities

In honor of April Fool's Day, the Practical Herbalist presents.... Herbal Celebrities! Although we love Ginger Rogers, we wanted more names. Below is a list of botanical wonders that have…

Show 12: Natural Flea Control Options

Show 12: Natural Flea Control Options

Although Flea season may be at it's end for this year, fleas are still among us. Today, we discussed Natural Herbal Approaches to Flea Control using herbal and homesteading practices.
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