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There are millions of people who would love to take medicinal herbs instead of over-the-counter medications. But unfortunately, herbs aren’t very convenient. Whereas store-bought medications come in a box that lists all the symptoms they treat, herbs grow outdoors, can be hard to find, and don’t come with any instructions at all. This causes most people to feel overwhelmed and give up before they start.
If that sounds like you, then check out this article by Heather, The Homesteading Hippy. She lists all the most important herbs and essential oils and explains what they’re for. This is the perfect place to start if you’re new to all this.
She writes, “In the herbal world, there are literally hundreds of herbs to choose from and many different ways to use it. Do you make an infusion, a salve, a pastille? What herb is best for your cough or what about that bump on your left shoulder? Timmy skinned his knee, what should you use to stop the bleeding and assist in healing? Susie has an upset tummy after eating cake and ice cream at a birthday party, what should I use that will ease her stomach, yet is safe…?”