Healing Herbs & Flowers to Fill Homesteading Garden is the best way to create a medicinal resource to make tinctures, wraps, compresses, capsules, teas, infusions, extracts, gels and steams.
There are approximately 75-100 kinds of herbs and flowers in the National Library of Medicine herb garden. Plants have a long and rich history of medicinal use and, even in the era of modern medicine, their medicinal properties are still sought after.
One of the classics of herbal medicine was written over 350 years ago, Culpeper’s The Complete Herbal, published in London in 1649. This has proved to be an enduring book, going through 100 editions. (as quoted by website)
An infusion is a tea made from fresh, dried or powdered herbs
A decoction is a tea made from roots and barks.
Herbal capsules are generally four times stronger than teas, more concentrated, yet bypass any herbal bitterness and are convenient to take.
Herbal extracts are 4 to 8 times stronger than capsules.
Herbal gels allow absorption of herbs through the skin.
Herbal teas are the most basic way is to drink tea.
Click here to read about A Guide to Common Medicinal Herbs:
Click here to read about List of Herbs from inside the National Library of Medicine herb garden: