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Herbal Medicine at Home: Be Your Own Herbalist

Use this beginner’s guide to make basic herbal medicine that is safe and effective for your whole family.



Dried Herbs and Mortars
You can create safe and effective herbal medicines with our beginner's guide.
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Three Calendula Marigold Flowers
Use calendula to treat skin irritation, burns, bruises and wounds.
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Ginkgo Biloba Leaves
Ginkgo is a great herb for brain health and can help ward off Alzheimer's disease.
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Herbs and Tinctures on a Serving Platter
The 13 herbs included in this article are all easy to use in the form of teas, infused oils, salves or tinctures.
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Herbs in a Mortar
The herbs in this article all have a wide range of safety; however, it’s vital to educate yourself thoroughly when using herbal medicines.
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Fresh American Ginseng
Use fresh ginseng as a tea or tincture to help boost energy.
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Bowl of Dried Chamomile
German chamomile has calming effects and can be made into a tasty, relaxing tea.
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