Compress for bruising and swelling
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Compress for bruising and swelling

This compress works well for cases of severe bruising on the body/face and reduces swelling quickly. Compared to leaving it alone or applying ice packs (which is also good to do), this mixture minimises bruised appearance and swelling within a couple of days. Dried Calendula flowers in boiling water to infuse for a bit, strain … Continue reading

Drying herbs
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Drying herbs

Growing, collecting and drying herbs for winter is a wonderful thing to be doing each summer/autumn. Find a warm, dry place and spread your herbs, leaves, roots, flowers (I dried Chamomile this year, which I picked in Scotland) whatever you choose on an old newspaper or a dry old cloth and leave for a few … Continue reading

Tinctures 
herbal extract / herbal recipes / Herbal tincture / herbals remedies / St John's Wort tincture / Tincture / Uncategorized / Yarrow tincture

Tinctures 

I made this tincture in August from herbs that were running out of use by date. I think it’s a good idea to use up herbs, which you still might have a lot of but not much time to use it. I used: St John’s Wort Yarrow Vodka (can use other alcohols or cider vinegar … Continue reading