HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING 101
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HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING 101

Created by Brigitte ZettlFor Crown Valley Organics

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Herbs in History

Medicinal plants have aided our survival for all of human history

Allopathic medicine has only existed for the last 2 centuries80% of the planet still uses herbs as their primary source of medicine

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Medicinals from Crown Valley Organics

ArnicaAstragalusHoly BasilBee BalmBlack CohoshBugleweedCalendulaCatnipChamomileComfreyEchinaceaFennelFeverfewGingerGinsengGoldensealLavenderLemon Balm

Lobelia

Marshmallow

Pleurisy

Mugwort

Oregano

Passionflower

Patchouli

Peppermint

Rosemary

Rue

Sage

Thyme

Valerian

Violet

Wormwood

Yarrow

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Forms of Herbal Medicine

Infusions

DecoctionsSyrupsElixirsTincturesOilsSalves

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Useful Tools

Mortar & PestleGrinderJarsFunnelsCheese ClothPressBees WaxOlive OilMeasuring Devices

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Herbal Teas

Infusion

FlowersLeavesMucilaginous RootsMucilaginous Seeds

Decoction

Roots

Bark

Mushrooms

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Infusion

Boil hot water, pour over the herbs, and cover to steep for 10 minutes

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Decoction

Boil herbs with water and simmer covered for 20-30 minutes

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For the Little Ones:

Syrups

Mix your decoction or infusion in a 1:1 ratio with honeyKeep refrigerated

Elixirs

Mix your decoction or infusion in a 1:1 ratio with ½ honey and ½ brandy

Keep refrigerated

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Tinctures for Greater Potency & Storage Life

Must be at least 30% alcoholPercentage varies with the herb you are extractingRatio for dosing is G:Ml

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Tinctures

Mix your tincture at the proper ratioCover and shake daily for 2 weeksStrain through cheese cloth with a press

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Some Common Ratios

Goldenseal – dry – 1:5 – 48%

Black Cohosh – dry – 1:3 – 70%

Fennel – dry – 1:4 – 65%

Kava – dry – 1:1 -70%

solv

.

Valerian – dry – 1:1 – 55%

solv

.

Chamomile – fresh – 1:1.6 – 65%

Mint – fresh – 1:1.4 – 65%

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For the Skin

Oils

Similar to tinctures except less math!Load up your jar halfwayPour oil overShake every day for two weeksStrain with cheesecloth and a press

Salves

Mix your herbal oil with beeswax. About

1

ounce (30 gm.)

per cup is the rule of

thumb

Herbs: comfrey, arnica, calendula, yarrow, licorice

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Recommended Reading

The Herbal Medicine Maker’s Handbook; James Green

Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth;

Sharol

Tilgner

N.D.

Rosemary

Gladstar’s

Family Herbal