Healing Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide to Identifying, Foraging, and Using Medicinal Plants / More than 100 Remedies from 20 of the Most Healing Plants
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Ever wondered about the benefits of dandelion, chickweed, and elder? Healing Herbs is an essential reference for the beginning herbalist, featuring 20 common herbs, many of which are considered weeds, that can often be found in hedgerows, meadows, and wild places. Along with medicinal information, this book includes traditional folklore and fortifying recipes for each edible or medicinal plant, and plenty of easy-to-follow instructions to help fill a backyard herbalist’s medicine chest with remedies to keep the whole family happy and healthy. Healing Herbs is conveniently organized by plant, making it easier for the home herbalist to find, identify, and use healing plants from the backyard. Herbalist Tina Sams identifies the 20 most common and healthful herbs and over 100 natural remedies that are easy, inexpensive, and effective. This illustrated guide is fundamental for any nature-lover’s library.
Calendula Diaper Rash Salve
This gentle but effective salve is perfect for little bottoms.
⅔ cup (160 grams) calendula-infused coconut oil
2 tablespoons (28 grams) beeswax
¾ teaspoon zinc oxide powder
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so in order to infuse it with the calendula, low heat is required. It is also possible to warm it to liquefy, add the calendula, and leave it alone to infuse, but I’m never that patient. Infuse slowly for a few hours, and then strain very well so that there is no silt or grit. A coffee filter is slow, so it is the best method in this case.
Add the beeswax to half of the oil and heat slowly to melt the wax. When the wax is melted, add the zinc oxide and the remaining half of the coconut oil. Beat with a whisk or mixer until it is completely blended and starting to cool. Pour into jars and allow to set up. If it sets up too quickly to finish pouring into jars, a little heat will loosen it up again. Apply liberally to the skin.
Yield » 2/3 cup (160 grams)
Language : English
Paperback : 192 pages
ISBN-10 : 1592336507
ISBN-13 : 978-1592336500