Friday, July 25, 2008

Spring/Summer List of Medicine Making

This year is the first year in many that I have been able to devote so much time to herbal studies. As a result I've made the most oils, vinegars, tinctures, and dried plants than ever before. Here's a list of this year's activities:


Oils:
Rue
Hyssop
Bee Balm
Wormwood
Mugwort
Lemon Balm
St. John’s Wort
Red Clover
Mullein Flower
Yarrow
Arnica
plantain
comfrey


Alcohol Extracts: (95% unless otherwise noted)
Rue
Hyssop
Bee Balm
Wormwood
Mugwort
Lemon Balm
St. John’s Wort
Red clover
Yarrow
Plantain
Motherwort
Rose
Wood Betony (Brandy)
Shepherd’s Purse
Nettle (40% vodka)
Elecampane
Feverfew
Meadowsweet
Peach
Plantain
Potentilla
Valerian


Vinegars:
Lady’s Mantle
Motherwort
Hyssop
Red Clover
Cleavers
Dandelion root

Salves:
Cottonwood Salve
Trauma and Pain Salve (arnica, st. John’s wort, Cottonwood, Comfrey)
Healing Salve (plantain, calendula, dandelion, cottonwood)

Lip Balm:
Cottonwood and Coconut
Soothing lip balm (calendula, dandelion, cottonwood)
Cold Sore Care (St. John’s Wort oil and tincture in a beeswax base)

2 comments:

Diane said...

Hi Rosalee,
I'd love for you to post what you plan to do with the oils. It would be so helpful to us newbies! I have Rue and don't know what it's good for. What will you use the Bee Balm oil for? Bee Balm is my favorite herbal fragrance! Have a sweet summer!
Diane

Rosalee de la Foret said...

I'd love to do a post about that. Look for it soon. :)