My Favorite 5 Power Herbs
Comfrey ~ Garlic ~ Mullein ~ Plantain ~ Yarrow
These are my 5 favorite and most common go to power herbs that I grow in my own yard. I can use these plants entirely, from root to flower, for food, medicine and other survival uses.
I began learning about the power of plants in the mid 1980's. I wanted to know everything I could about Wilderness Survival, and started educating myself in every way I could. I wanted to know all about the edible, medicinal, and utilitarian uses of plants. My fascination continually grew as I found myself swimming through a never ending book of knowledge and wisdom called Mother Earth and Father Spirit.
I wanted to test and try everything I read in a book, or learned in a class in the wilderness. I wanted to get to know every plant I could and how to use them for all there intended uses. I wanted to know how to identify them in every season. I was blown away with the results of my efforts.
I have witnessed so many healing miracles with each of these sacred herbs over the last few decades. I hope you come to enjoy these herbs, and so many others, as you progress on your own healing journey. I hope you enjoy my stories and experiences as you read abut my how I now utilize these powerful and sacred herbs with my family in my own home.
Making Herbal Tea
Fresh Herbal Tea & Dried Herbal Tea
Fresh Herbal Tea is when I make tea from live plants.
i.e. when I go out and gather some fresh leaves or flowers off the plant to prepare an herbal tea.
3-4 tablespoons of fresh cut herb per 8 oz. of boiling water. You can adjust amount for strength and flavor.
Dried Herbal Tea is when I make tea from dried plants.
i.e. when I have previously harvested and dried out the plant to prepare an herbal tea.
1-2 tablespoons of dried herb per 8 oz. of boiling water. You can adjust amount for strength and flavor.
Bring at least 8 oz. of pure water to a boil and then pour boiling water into your empty cup.
Have your fresh or dried herb in a tea infuser, ready to place into your cup of hot water.
Place your prepared tea infuser into your cup of hot water.
Cover and let steep for about 20-30 minutes.
Enjoy your herbal tea.