Category Archives: Treating with Herbs

Fire Cider: A Magical Elixir

Fire Cider: A Magical Elixir If you’ve never tasted Fire Cider, it’s hard to describe it. It’s … an experience … which grows on you It is in my Top 3 Folk Remedies. It’s strong, simple medicine that is both … Continue reading

Posted in Community Herbalism, Recipes, Treating with Herbs | 1 Comment

Herbal antibiotics, Superbugs & the Herbal Integration Course

One of the most common reasons that I hear as to why people want to learn about herbal medicines is some version of “I want an alternative to antibiotics.” Some folks are looking for something that won’t give them diarrhea. … Continue reading

Posted in Treating with Herbs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Treating a Staph Infection with Herbs

I’m writing this article to share my experiences and learning around using herbs to treat Staphylococcus infections, sometimes called “Impetigo” (usually a diagnosis for young children). At this year’s Firemaker Gathering (annual primitive skills event), a few people left with … Continue reading

Posted in Community Herbalism, Treating with Herbs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Treating Influenza with Local Herbs

A few weeks ago the seasonal influenza hit my family. And when I say ‘hit’ I mean that it felt like I’d been hit by a bus. It was awful! After I got it, it made it’s way through my … Continue reading

Posted in Treating with Herbs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments