Category: Plant Medicine

D-Donna w: Herbs

Salve Making – Part 1: Making the Infused Oils

Salve making has been a big part of my life for about twenty years. The first years presented some difficulties finding high quality fresh herbs, timing the sun infusion and sourcing the olive oil.  But now we grow the herbs right here or nearby. I usually want to start my infused oils by July 1st each year. The first step in… Read more →

boneset

Boneset: Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) reaches 2-5 feet in height and has erect hairy stems. It has wrinkled, narrow leaves with yellow resin dots (medicine packs) and the flowers have a purplish white color. It is a very old flu remedy which has what we call “side-benefits” in herbal medicine. One of these is it’s effectiveness in treating very deep “bone-breaking” pain in… Read more →