If you’re new to herbal medicine making, NOW is the time to get those herbs going! Whether you’re making a tincture, honey, or glycerite, you could be waiting up to 6 weeks before your medicine is ready to use.
Here are a few of my favorite must-haves that I always keep on hand.
(Regarding the honeys, I don’t give them to my babies or toddlers).(There are affiliate links present in this post. That means if you make a purchase through the link, I’ll make a referral commission–this doesn’t cost you anything extra and all sales through my blog currently go to support special needs adoption).
I make a tincture, honey, and glycerite with this mix. As soon as I realize that one of my babes is coming down with something, I give a teaspoon of the honey.
My little ones get a teaspoon of the honey or glycerite each hour until they’re feeling better. This stuff is amazing and is safe for the whole family to use. As noted on the BHS site, Double E Immune Booster is to be used at the onset of symptoms, rather than as a long term daily supplement.
If I, or the children, also have a sore throat or if we simply want something warm and comforting to drink, I’ll also make this into a soothing tea.
My oldest daughter had a nasty cough a couple of weeks ago that was keeping her up at night. I gave her a teaspoon of the medicinal honey every hour or so, and it helped tremendously.
Snooze TinctureWhile it may sound unusual to include this in my seasonal arsenal, this is a wonderful blend for those needing extra support resting or relaxing, especially when they don’t feel well. I make a tincture and a honey.Herbs include: Lemon balm, catnip, chamomile flower, passionflower, oatstraw, and hops
ImLife TinctureHere’s one that I only give my husband, if he needs something strong. This blend isn’t recommended for pregnant or nursing women, and I don’t give it to my little ones, as I feel the Double E Immune Booster is enough for them.
Herbs include: Olive leaf, Burdock root, Echinacea root, Pau D’Arco bark, Dandelion root, Nettle leaf, Red Clover tops, Cat’s Claw bark, and Butcher’s Broom root.While these are a few of my favorite blends, I have other fantastic herbs in my cabinet but could write several posts worth. If you’re looking for other blends for everyday nutritive support, I highly recommend the blends from Bulk Herb Store:
What about you? What remedies do you keep stocked?
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