The Weed You Need

The Weed You Need

Hi Kayla, do you know which weed helps stabilize blood sugar, boost metabolism, heal exhaustion, provide minerals for bones, teeth and hair, soothe allergies AND helps heal menstrual issues? (plus a heck of a lot more things…) 
 
That’s right.  It’s Stinging Nettles. 
 
Stinging Nettles grow wild throughout the USA.  They especially like roadways and wet areas.  They’re super easy to harvest and dry for infusions.  
 
Nettles are very high in minerals and vitamins making them a perfect addition to your daily fluid intake in place of expensive supplements.   Make a quart overnight and sip all day.  
 
Things you need to know about harvesting nettles:
  1. They sting like the dickens. OUCH! Wear thick, long sleeve fabric and gloves. 
  2. They like roadways and wetlands, but a lot of roadways and wetlands are toxic.  Be careful to harvest them away from highly trafficked roads and fields where farmers spray chemicals. 
  3. Simply hang them to dry until they are crumbly. They won’t sting anymore after they are dry. 
  4. Store them in an airtight container for infusions and teas! 
How to make an infusion:
  1. Steep 1 ounce of dried nettle leaf in a quart of hot water for 4-8 hours. (Overnight makes it easy!) 
  2. Strain the herb out and consume the liquid over the course of the day.
  3. Store in the fridge, it will keep for 3-ish days.  Best to consume 3-4 cups daily. 
If you do not have access to wild nettles, you can purchase them in bulk from places like Mountain Rose Herbs, or small wild crafters on Etsy. 
Kayla Howard

Kayla Howard

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Elderberry Secrets; Why every home must have this remedy!

Elderberry Secrets; Why every home must have this remedy!

Have you always wanted to make Elderberry Elixir, but never actually done it?

“This plant of God heals anything it touches!” -Hippocrates Medicinal

Some details about Elderberries… 

Elderberry: Sambucus nigra, S. nigra ssp. canadensis, S. nigra ssp. caerulea, S. ebulus

Parts used: berries, flowers

Energetics: cooling, drying

Properties:  – SEE PDF BELOW

With all the viruses and illness running rampant, NOW is the time to support your immune system.

The Medicine in Your Backyard

The Medicine in Your Backyard

Look out your window…What do you see in your backyard?

  • Tonics?
  • Liver support?
  • Immune system support?

It’s there in the most simple and seemingly mundane plants.

Grab your notebook and listen in on this discussion with Herbalist Ashley Glassman about what plants you can harvest and prepare for your natural medicine cabinet right from your own backyard.

Special Guest:

Ashley Glassman

Ashley Glassman

Herbalist & Aromatherapist

Ashley Glassman is an herbalist and aromatherapist with decades of experience dating all the way back to her ancestors.  She is a true alchemist at her core. 

The things she’ll share with us are a culmination of her personal experiences, traditional uses, and folklore of plants, as well as what scientific studies are telling us about herbs, essential oils, and natural healing modalities.  

If you are ready to leave behind the masses of erroneous information found online, want to get to the root cause of what ails you, or are just ready to learn more about how you can make your own herbal medicines, then you are going to LOVE what how Ashley serves humanity and the things she is going to share today!