Herbal Library

Plants

Write ups on individual plants including identification, cultivation, and medicinal properties.

Guides

Guides on a variety of herbal topics. Go beyond the individual plants and learn more about the themes and concepts of herbal medicine.

Recipes

Recipes for herbal remedies, foods, and crafts made and used in our work.

Articles By Topic

Herbs and recipes that act on the respiratory system, the network of organs and tissues that help you breathe. The respiratory system includes your airways, lungs, and blood vessels. It moves oxygen through the body while removing waste gases like carbon dioxide.
A salve - also called a balm, is a combination of herb infused oil and beeswax. Beeswax is melted with the oil and then when it cools it becomes solid or semi-solid. It can also have other things added to it such as essential oils, nut & fruit butters, or vitamin E. Since beeswax is a preservative and there is no water in a salve, it has a long, stable shelf life.
A cream is a smooth mixture usually applied to the skin. It is oil and water very well blended together using an emulsifying agent like beeswax. Cream is usually an about even mix of water to oil. Unless you use extra preservatives, cream will have a shorter shelf life because of the water.
Preserves are preparations of fruits, berries, or juices whose main preserving agent is sugar and sometimes acid, often stored in glass jars and used as a condiment or spread.