Foraging herbs and making a salve

In this video blog I take you foraging for chickweed, plantain, and comfrey leaves. I then take you into the kitchen to create a healing salve. I included a small math lesson in order to help people understand how to calculate the volume of vitamin E required to preserve the salve.

I chose to use chickweed, plantain, and comfrey leaves in this healing salve because of their herbal properties.

Chickweed has demulcent, emollient, and refrigerant properties. All these properties are beneficial for skin. This amazing little star weed is full of vitamins that nourish, cool, and heal skin.

Plantain has alterative, stringent, diuretic and antiseptic properties. These properties prevent swelling, soothe irritation, and promote healing of our skin.

Comfrey has vulnerary, demulcent, and astringent properties. Comfrey leaf has a magical way of healing tissues making it essential in any healing salve.

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Author: Cathy

I am a micro organic farmer, dedicated to growing healthy soils and ecosystems as a basis for growing nutritionally dense food. Greetings from Farm to Family we are an off-grid homestead that is still connected to civilization and technology... like a “Jetsons” “Little House On the Prairie” fusion. We are all about independence and self sufficiency here on our homestead, yet we are still strongly connected to community and outside resources to obtain and maintain our self sufficiency. We generate our own electricity and have our own water source. We are working towards not working a 9-5 ever again, and the pandemic has been the bomb in our lives that is forcing that reality. Think Globally, Act Locally We created Farm to Family to share the knowledge and skills we have so we may become self sufficient; and hopefully others may follow our lead to self-sufficiency. Our global culture needs a massive life style change that can lead to self-sufficiency of our species. Currently, humans are manipulating Earth’s resources and cycles to a point that our weather patterns have changed, species are going extinct, and ecosystems & biomes are threatened. If we all work separately at our own homes, but together at developing new lifestyles; we can create worldwide change for the better of Earth and all of her inhabitants! Let’s come together as a community of like minded individuals who want new, Earth friendly lifestyles and share our knowledge.

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