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Artichoke Leaf Bitters

As someone who has needed to navigate the world of challenging and limited diets, I often depend on bitters to encourage the healthy digestion my body so regularly denies me. When I "oops" on something that doesn’t settle well with my tummy, I reach for one of my favorite bitters. If there isn’t a bottle of Urban Moonshine’s Original formula around, I make my own!

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The Free Herbalism Project with Guido Masé & Susan Leopold!

 

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New Video: Artemisia with Susun Weed

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup


I love cookbooks! Cooking and creating in the kitchen is my bliss. My approach to herbal medicine-making tends to be inspired by decades of kitchen experiments. While a simple elderberry syrup is quite functional and elderberries are delicious on their own, I couldn’t help but fiddle around until I’d crafted my own version of a classic elderberry syrup—full of extra herbal goodness and spicy flavor.

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Free Download: Herbal Recipe e-Book

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5 Tips for Preserving Handcrafted & Natural Bodycare Products

As more people look to natural, organic, and GMO-free alternatives for skin, body, and healthcare, it can be hard to know how to create safe alternatives to store bought products. Some of the questions that come up again and again are about preservatives and how to extend the shelf-life of your homemade goodies. 

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How to Make Herbal Syrups

Herbal syrups are a great way to administer not so pleasant tasting herbs to young ones and bothered adults alike, or a great way to let your favorite herbs come to life in beverages and food dishes. Finding a nice combination of herbs can leave you with a tasty concoction perfect for many occasions and recipes! Herbal syrups make great additions to teas, desserts, bubbly beverages and cocktails, or all on their own by the spoonful.

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How to Make Glycerine Extracts

  Have you been searching for an alternative to alcohol-based tinctures? Looking for a way to extract the benefits of herbs and preserve them? Maybe you like your medicine a little on the sweet side? Vegetable glycerine, the sweet principle of oils, was discovered in 1789 and came into use by medicine makers around 1846. This liquid is obtained by the hydrolysis of vegetable fats or fixed oils.

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How to Make a Cooling Herbal Compress in 3 Easy Steps

 

 A gentle and effective topical application for too much heat or minor bumps can come in the tried-and-true form of an herbal compress. This preparation brings the beneficial properties of herbs and the soothing sensations of a cool damp cloth close to your skin to accelerate the natural healing process. When draped around the skin, the moisture of the tea soaked towel softens the skin and allows the herbal constituents to penetrate deep.

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How to Make Herbal Vinegar

Did you know that vinegar can be infused with herbs to create wonderful alcohol-free extracts? While not as potent as alcohol based tinctures, an herbal vinegar extract is a strong alternative for children, anyone abstaining from alcohol, or those with alcohol sensitivities.

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