Materia Medica, What is it?

Materia Medica, What is it? A materia medica is in herbalism files, or information kept on different herbs and herbal actions. Most herbalists keep these types of files of the types of different herbs they use, their experiences and other notes on how or how they used the herb....

A Foraging Fool

A Foraging Fool By Jeannette Antonelli Just imagine if you will, my excitement of beginning my foraging journey 2019. I live in Western PA, the land that invites a polar vortex and crave warmer weather to explore my mini universe of plants growing and flourishing.  I have big plans...

Menopause and me!

Menopause and me!  By Jeannette Antonelli  I spent years wondering when will I begin menopause? How old will I be? How will I know? Will it be a rough or smooth? In this article I will touch on how those questions got answered for me. I will address herbs...

Become a Master Herbalist

Become a Master Herbalist   What is a Master Herbalist or Clinical Herbalist? Become a Master Herbalist, the Master Herbalist is a title used to describe a level of skill and knowledge. You will never be, indeed a master if you stop learning. No one ever masters a skill...

Ancient Skin Care Recipes

Ancient Skin Care Recipes You can’t write an article and not include these ancient skin care recipes. Of course every formulator, and herbalist through the years have tweaked the recipes so please feel free to have fun and make these your own. Queen of Hungary Water This is an...

Herbal Liniments- Recipes

Herbal Liniments A liniment is an herbal extraction in a liquid, such as alcohol, oil, or vinegar, which is rubbed into the skin to treat arthritis, inflammations, sore muscles, and strains. Herbal liniments are easy to make and so easy to use. Herbal Liniments are not as popular as...

Eczema Recipes

Eczema Recipes Eczema is a skin condition in which patches of skin become rough, bumpy and inflamed. Sometimes blisters that cause itching and bleeding occur. These can occur from a response to irritation (eczematous dermatitis) but often the cause isn’t apparent. Sometimes it is allergies, contact dermatitis, sometimes diet....