Root Medicine: A Herbalist’s Guide to Digging Roots

Fall is harvest time, not only for winter storage crops like beets and carrots but for all those beautiful medicinal plants we have been watching flower and grow for many months now. Harvest provides a sense of the changing seasons and a chance to prepare our medicine cabinet for the year to come. It’s a … Continue reading Root Medicine: A Herbalist’s Guide to Digging Roots

Herbs ~ Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs.

For the heart of the medicinal herbs! Knowing how to properly harvest your medicinal herbs will increase the potency and efficacy of the preparations you create. Let’s understand the terminology used to describe the parts of herbs {plant parts} when harvesting. Berries and Seeds: These are the fruits of the plant, harvested when they are … Continue reading Herbs ~ Harvesting, Drying, Preserving and Storing Your Herbs.

Harvesting Herbs II: Drying Herbs

Harvesting of herbs and flowers is an activity that can involve the whole family. In our previous post we looked at Harvesting Herbs and hang drying as one of the ways of preserving the herbs you harvest. Drying is the time-honored method of preserving most flowers and leaves.  In this article we will explore a few more … Continue reading Harvesting Herbs II: Drying Herbs

Harvesting Herbs

Harvesting Herbs a traditional summer activity Harvesting herbs is a traditional summer activities. With Boline, sharp knife, or strong sharp scissors, basket, small paper bags and a marker you are ready to go out to your garden or to the wilds and begin harvesting herbs. This is the time to harvest herbs for preservation. With most herbs harvesting … Continue reading Harvesting Herbs