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by NateFlory
Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: growing Elder Berry Sambucs Nigra
Replies: 2
Views: 4277

Re: growing Elder Berry Sambucs Nigra

Not sure which area of the country you are in, but what I've done is propagated quite a few Elder shrubs from one wild plant I positively identified that was growing alongside a field. They send up lots of little shoots each spring, so I took a spade to one of the side-shoots that had sent up a stal...
by NateFlory
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Childhood Eczema
Replies: 9
Views: 10820

Re: Childhood Eczema

Here's an excellent write up in the Weed Wanderings eZine, from Susun herself. :)
http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/O ... ewoman.htm
by NateFlory
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Announcements and Greetings
Topic: Greetings... I hope I am doing this correctly
Replies: 2
Views: 9976

Re: Greetings... I hope I am doing this correctly

Welcome!

(Isn't it awesome having "radical" births. I wouldn't trade 'catching' my own son for any other way. :) )
by NateFlory
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Infused oils
Replies: 2
Views: 3041

Re: Infused oils

I am not personally familair with Mullien, other than making my own dried leaves/flowers, but from a vague memory fresh leaves work as well for infused oils. Howeve,r they are very "moist" so you'd have to be careful with mold in your oil, unless you simmer it or such? Sorry I don't have d...
by NateFlory
Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Announcements and Greetings
Topic: Please Introduce yourselves
Replies: 46
Views: 76706

Re: Please Introduce yourselves

Well, I don't use the term shaman, (partially due to cultural concerns personally, but no worries for anyone who DOES use that term. Your choice, go for it! :D ) but I ascribe to the Wise Woman Way and have attended a workshop or two with Susun, plus read her books. I consider myself just "herb...
by NateFlory
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: It's spring! What are you foraging for?
Replies: 8
Views: 7635

Re: It's spring! What are you foraging for?

I had a stand of Lambs Quarter that I kept pinching off the tops so it got really bushy and full of seeds each fall. I'd use the seeds in a hearty "multigrain bread" along with chia, oats, and ground flax. Not sure if there's as much medicine in the seeds, but it made tasty bread that &quo...
by NateFlory
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Herbs / Foods that Dissolve Blood Clots
Replies: 8
Views: 7032

Re: Herbs / Foods that Dissolve Blood Clots

Sorry, I'm not too familiar with any specifics off the top of my head for Blood Clots, but wanted to bump the thread and reply so it stayed on the "new" filter for our other wonderful wise women to see. :) Best of luck, and healing for your father! Mine went through similar lung issues (th...
by NateFlory
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: question about Comfrey
Replies: 7
Views: 8055

Re: question about Comfrey

I'd keep the root for a lovely wound-healing Salve, personally, if you don't feel comfortable taking it internally.
Comfrey is Symphytum, which mean "mender of bones". :)
by NateFlory
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: It's spring! What are you foraging for?
Replies: 8
Views: 7635

Re: It's spring! What are you foraging for?

Horray for foraging! Staghorn Sumac suggestion, Strain, strain, strain! lol. There will be about a zillion tiny hairs on the clusters of berries, but it does make a nice bright "sumacade" drink. Enjoy! As for myself, I've mostly been sticking to the abundant garlic mustard, violets, dandel...
by NateFlory
Tue May 26, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Equisetum/horsetail
Replies: 8
Views: 7745

Re: Equisetum/horsetail

Not quite a "herbal medicine", but older horsetail plants are great when camping to scrub pots and pans after dinner. :) Do this in scouts periodically, if there's enough around that a handfull won't impact sustainabile growth. I've also heard that due to it's silicon content, it's margina...

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