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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Herbal Medicine Chest ~ Wildcrafting Wednesdays

It's been kinda crazy around here and I'm sorry that I missed last week.  But I'm back again and teaming up with
Kathy @ Mind, Body and Soul and
Laurie @ Common Sense Homesteading
to host the 14th edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday ~ while traditional wildcrafting refers to gathering herbs and plants in the wild to use for food and medicine, this is a Blog Hop for gathering your favorite old time, traditional herbal posts and home remedies. It’s a place to gather information on ways to incorporate herbs and old fashioned wisdom in our day-to-day life. It is anything and everything herbal – from crafts to cleaning to tinctures to cooking – it is remedies and natural cures made at home from natural ingredients – it is self-sufficient living and back-to-basics tips to save food, money, and resources – if it involves herbs or traditional methods of homemaking and home healing then we want to read about it!

In other words, this is a “one stop shop” for the past weeks best tips on how to use herbs and simple steps you can take at home to be more healthy and become more self-reliant!

For how-to instructions, or specific articles, run your mouse over the bold words to find links about various topics discussed here.
For example, What is wildcrafting?
When wildcrafting, there are some important things to remember, like proper identification and if the area you're gathering from has been exposed to pesticides or herbicides. You can read my guidelines for traditional wildcrafting here.

Today, I'm sharing a bit about myself and why I do what I do with herbs.  So, what is a Woodwife?

I'm also linking up a home remedy for Clear Head Vapor Ointment I whipped up last night to help my daughter deal with congestion and a sore throat.  It's not made from wildcrafted ingredients but I think it's an herbal home remedy that everyone should have on hand for the winter cold season.

Please join us!

Guidelines for Participation:

1. Please link up your blog post using the Linky widget below. If you are posting a recipe, only real food recipes are permitted please. This means no processed food ingredients!

2. Please link the URL of your actual blog post and not your blogs home page. That allows future readers who find this post and go to your link to be able to find what they’re looking for.

3. Please place a link back to this post. That way your readers can benefit from all the ideas too. This also helps out the other participants who are hoping to get more traffic to their blogs. If you’re new to blogging here’s what you do: Copy the URL of Wildcrafting Wednesday from your browser address bar. Then edit your post by adding something like, “This post was shared on Wildcrafting Wednesday at The Woodwife's Journal” at the end of your post. Then highlight “Wildcrafting Wednesday at The Woodwife's Journal”, click the “link” button on your blogging tool bar, and paste the URL into that line. That’s it!

4. Please only link posts that fit the carnival description. Old and archived posts are welcome as long as you post a link back as described above. Please don’t link to giveaways or promotions for affiliates or sponsors. That keeps our links valuable in the future since a link to a giveaway three months old isn’t going to be worth browsing in three months time, but a link to an herbal tip will be.

5. Please leave a comment.

6. Don’t have a blog? We still want to hear from you! Please leave your herbal tip, recipe, or home remedy in the comments.

7. And bloggers, please check out the other posts and leave a comment for them too. I know that we would all love to hear from each other.

Much herbal love,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sharon,
    I didn't realize until now that you had a post up today about Wildcrafting Wednesday. I'm adding my favorite lavender and rosemary soap that I like to make and give away as gifts.


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