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Herbally Yours Open House – Create A Materia Medica

Begin your own Materia Medica by creating your first herb study at our Open House!  Use one of these free templates that will be available at the Herbally Yours Open House.  What is a Materia Medica? It’s an important tool to help you learn about the herbs in your home herbal apothecary. You will record general information about the herb such as its botanical and common names, what it looks like, and where it grows. Information on growing, harvesting, and preserving herbs is also included. Important information such as uses, preparations, actions, and safety information are also included. The...

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Elderberry Syrup: Herbal Home Apothecary

Elderberries are always in my home apothecary and homemade elderberry syrup is always in my kitchen.  Elderberries are rich in flavonoids and have been used for centuries to shorten the duration of the flu among.  Elderberry syrup is a very enjoyable way for adults and children to receive the immune boosting benefits from this berry. Simply take 1/2- 1 cup dried elderberries or 1 cup fresh elderberries (use only blue or purple elderberries, not the red ones) and place them in a pot with 3 cups of water. Bring this to a boil. Then turn down the heat and...

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Herbal infusions from your Home Apothecary

Herbal infusions are an easy way to nourish your body.  Consumed on a daily basis, these humble beverages offer many benefits.  But what is an herbal infusion?  An herbal infusion is essentially a very strong herbal tea.  Herbal teas are wonderful and enjoyable.  They are usually made with a single teaspoon of herb or herbal blend to one cup of hot water that is steeped for 3-5 minutes.  The gentle, calming effect of a cup of chamomile tea is a delightful way to ease into your evening.  However, if you are seeking more medicinal-like benefits from herbs an herbal...

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Fever: Fear it or Embrace it?

Fever: Fear it or Embrace it? Have you ever been frightened when your little one had a fever?  Were unsure what to do?  Give ibuprofen?  Acetaminophen?  How often should you take their temperature?  Which thermometer do you use?  Come learn all about fevers, sort out a few myths, and learn how to naturally support a fever during this class taught by Deborah Lessenevith, RN at the Antelope Valley Birth Center. There are 2 different times to attend the class on April 19, 2016. Click here to join the event. Cost: $10.00 per person Payment method: cash or PayPal (deborah@soundmindsoundbodyindtitute.com) send...

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