I had such a great time Live with Mother Earth News at the Institute today. If you missed it you can watch it on Mother Earth News’ Facebook page here:
If you were watching and were looking for recipes, here are the demonstrations that I did online:
Powdered herb or herb formula (“Happy” herbal matcha was used in the demo)
Herb Powder for dusting
Mix your powdered herb together with a small amount of raw honey and water to form a dough-like consistency. Roll out small portions of the dough, cut into segments and roll in your hands. Roll your completed pills in a bit of loose powder to keep them from sticking together. The pills should be pea-sized and can be dried or kept soft in a jar in the fridge.
First-Aid Oil and Salve
1 cup oil
2 Tbsp calendula (Calendula officinalis)
2 Tbsp echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
2 Tbsp plantain (Plantago officinalis)
2 Tbsp comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
1/4 cup beeswax
Infuse the oil and herbs together for 4-6 weeks. Strain the herbs out of the oil and compost them. To the oil, add the beeswax and heat gently to melt.
1 box of knee-high nylons
1/4 cup of an herb or herb combination of your choice
Pre-fill one or more nylons with an herb of choice. Tie a knot in the end of the nylon and store in glass jar or ziplock.