Some visiting the Ivy's Tea Co. site come here looking for tea and find more info about holistic health and herbal medicine. You might be one of those people - maybe you're asking, "When would you use herbal medicines? Which ones are most important to have at home?" This is the blog for you then, shawty.
Herbalism is a great home health care system. Lots of us have family members, especially elders, who treated ailments at home and you know what? Nothing has really changed - you can, too. Most of the times, all we need is proper food, rest and a mild natural treatment to get ourselves back on track when we're feeling ill. Of course all of us are different, but here are a few general rules to help you put herbal remedies to work in your life.
When might I use herbal remedies?
- As preventative medicine
- For nonemergency health/medical situations
- For therapy
What herbal supplies do I need to have at home to make my own herbal medicine?
- High quality dried herbs that look, taste and smell just like they would look if they were fresh herbs - as it pertains to taste, we're talking about potency. Not all herbs taste good. I'm jus tryna let you know.
- Stainless steel strainer
- Stainless steel pots with proper lids
- A grater - just for beeswax
- Mason/canning jars for storing your herbs and tinctures
- Measuring cups - these are my go-to, I like to be as precise as possible with my measurements when making medicine
- Some sort of grinder, similar to a coffee grinder...hell, it could even be a coffee grinder, just make sure you use it only for medicine making.
What type of herbal medicine do you use most often?
Well, this is Ivy's Tea Co. - so clearly herbal teas are my go-to for herbal medicine, but occasionally, I take tinctures and make herb infused oils. Whenever I'm not feeling my best on the inside, it shows up on my skin. I like to treat the inside and the outside. Maybe I'm impatient.