May 31, 2022
Sometimes we take what we know and what we’ve learned for granted. I grew up in a house where my mother regularly drank tea. I was exposed to it early in life. My first herbal memories are drinking chamomile and watching peppermint grow so abundantly, that it took over the back yard! When I began my herbal journey in an earnest way, medicine making was second nature and one of the aspects of herbal medicine I enjoyed the most.
Now as teacher, I see for others that making their herbal medicine feels intimidating. For some, it’s easy to stay in the books, but hard to get into the kitchen. I get it. Maybe you think you don’t have the equipment, don’t know how much time it’s going to take, or if you’re making your medicine the “right” way. While we do have to make our herbal medicine properly, just like with any other skill, once you have the foundational techniques, you can make anything then get creative.
In this video, Tami and I demonstrate three herbal preparations: medicinal strength tea, folk method tincture, and an herbal syrup. These three preparations are an excellent foundation for your medicine making adventures. Additionally, we’ll be sharing a lot more content on our YouTube channel centered around holistic protocols and herbal medicine for specific conditions, just like we did with our Herpes video. We will be referring to these three preparations a lot, so you’ll have this video and the written instructions to use as a guide as you make your own herbal medicine.
Bonus: for the herbal syrup, I created a formula for menorrhagia, which is profuse menstrual bleeding. It was a top-of-mind topic because we’d just discussed it as a case study inside Herbal Medicine for the Soul. If your periods are long and heavy, the four herbs inside this video may help! You’ll also learn about one of our best-selling loose-leaf teas, Best foot Forward, and get a glimpse into the benefits of one of my favorite lung herbs, Elecampane.
Click here to watch the video. Medicine-making instructions are below.
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Medicinal Strength Tea Instructions
ProTip – Use the same ratio to pre-mix and make a larger batch that you’ll store in the refrigerator and keeps for 5 days or so. This way you’ll have it ready, and you don’t run the risk of skipping a day.
Folk Method Tincture Instructions
Herbal Syrup Instructions
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