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Welcome to The Herbal Farm website. We hope to help you benefit from the wonderful healing properties of plants as well as guide you to using them safely and effectively. Herbal medicine is one of the most time-tested human traditions on the face of the Earth.

Herbal medicine has benefited millions of people for thousands of years.

Health is a gift that makes life worthwhile. Herbs can certainly help us along that path, but they should not be relied upon simply as a band-aid to fix a health problem. We encourage you to look deeply at the causes of illness and seek to live a healthier lifestyle whenever possible. This includes having healthy relationships, eating a wholesome diet, and exercising. We must also avoid the things that damage health, such as stress, smoking, exposure to pollutants, and an unhealthy lifestyle.

Provided in this website is information on how to use herbs, as well as herbal blends. Each herbal description includes contraindictions, such as dangerous side effects, to which you should pay careful attention. Many of the contraindications only occur in extremely large doses and would never be a problem with normal use. However, there are some plants that should best be used with professional counsel, and many should be avoided during pregnancy. In listing contraindications. Remember – just because something is from a plant does not mean it is appropriate for everyone to use at all times.

In Chinese medicine, different foods have different characteristics, described as energetics. We must admit that not everyone agrees on whether an herb is cool, cold or warm. As American herbalism evolves the use of energetics will become a more genuine and accurate part of our own healing tradition, with more agreement between herbal practitioners.

Even though some of the constituents of the plants are listed, herbalists usually prefer to use plants in a more whole form. We firmly believe that using the entire herb, with all of its components, is more effective and often safer than using any one component.

Formula 80: Rosemary Lavendar Spritzer

Uses: Emotional Trauma, Memory Loss, Viral Infections, Forgetfulness, Bacterial Infection, Headache, Anger, Fear, Depression, Grief, Fatigue
8 fresh Rosemary sprigs
8 fresh (flowering) Lavender sprigs
8 oz. Vodka
8 oz. distilled water
1 tbsp. vegetable glycerin
Rinse the herbs under cold water, then pat dry with a clean towel. Pack the herbs into an 8-ounce glass jar and place the vodka over them. Seal the jar with a tight fitting lid. Set aside in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks, shaking once daily. Strain the herbs through a fine mesh sieve. Add the distilled water and vegetable glycerin. Store in a 16-ounce spray bottle. Use as a facial mister or a room spray.
Note: The essential oils of Rosemary and Lavender can be substituted for the fresh plant. If using essential oils, mix all the ingredients together and add 6 drops each of the essential oils. Shake well.

Formula 79: Rev-it-up-and-go Tea

Uses: Fatigue
1 tsp. American Ginseng - dried
1 tsp. Siberian Ginseng - dried
1 tsp. Amalaki - dried
1 tsp. Licorice root powder
1/4 tsp. Ginger and Clove
2 strands of Saffron
1 pinch of Black Pepper
3 cups water
Bring the herbs and the water to a boil in a covered saucepan. Turn off the heat and allow the herbs to steep for an additional 10 minutes. Strain. Sweeten with honey if desired. Drink 1-3 cups a day.
Note: The powdered herbs can also mixed together and stirred into warm milk.

Formula 78: Respiratory Tincture

Uses: Respiratory Infection, Respiratory Problems
1 tsp. Yerba Santa tincture
1 tsp. Elecampane tincture
1 tsp. Ephedra tincture
1 tsp. Gingko tincture
1 tsp. Chamomile tincture
1 tsp. Peppermint tincture
2 Tbsp. Elderberry Syrup
Use one of two methods.
Mix all the ingredients together and store in a 1 oz. amber bottle. Take 1 dropperful 3 times a day or as needed.
The first six herbs can be mixed together in their dried state in the same proportions (the quantity can be doubled) and covered with vodka. Place the concoction in a wide- mouthed jar and allow to stand for 2 weeks. Strain the herbs and mix in the Elderberry Syrup.

Formula 77: Recnac Caps

Uses: Cancer, Kidney Weakness, Gray Hair, Liver Weakness
2 tsp. powdered Red Clover flowers
2 tsp. powdered Burdock root
2 tsp. powdered Cleavers
2 tsp. powdered Alfalfa leaf
1 tsp. powdered Bupleurum
1 tsp. powdered Amalaki
1/4 tsp. powdered Turmeric
Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl. If some of the herbs are too course, they can be powdered in a clean coffee grinder. Fill size 00 gelatin caps or vegi-caps (available at health food stores). Store in an airight container. Take 3- 6 capsules a day as needed or for tonic purposes.

Formula 76: Post Op Caps

Uses: Radiation Exposure, Postoperative Recovery
2 tsp. powdered Amalaki
2 tsp. powdered Echinacea
2 tsp. powdered Siberian Ginseng
2 tsp. powdered Dandelion root
1/2 tsp. powdered Ginger root
Combine the herbs in a bowl and mix together well. Fill size 00 gelatin or vegi -capsules (available at health food stores). Take 1-2 capsules 3 times daily for up to 6 weeks.

Formula 75: Poison Ivy Relief

Uses: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak
1 Tbsp. Grindelia tincture
1 Tbsp. Jewelweed tincture or 1 Tbsp. freshly chopped Plantain leaves
1 Tbsp. powdered Cattail roots
Note: Any combination of the above herbs can be used.
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Aloe Vera juice
Mix together all of the ingredients and spread the soothing liquid on the affected area. If plantain leaves or cattail is used, the actual plant material can be put on the area as a poultice. A gauze pad can then be taped over the area to secure the poulice. Remove after an hour.

Formula 74: Panic Free Formula

Uses: Hysteria, Nervousness, Fear, Emotional Instability, Panic Attacks
2 tsp. Motherwort tincture
2 tsp. Skullcap tincture
2 tsp. Oat Seed tincture
2 tsp. Linden tincture
1 tsp. Licorice tincture
1/4 inch Cinnamon stick
2 Cardamom pods
Combine all of these in a 1 oz. amber bottle and let sit for 5- 10 days to bring out the flavor of the spices. Take 1 dropperful 3 times a day or as needed.

Formula 73: Pain Ease

Uses: Headache, Pain
4 tsp. Kava Kava tincture
2 tsp. Willow tincture
2 tsp. Skullcap tincture
2 tsp. Feverfew tincture
1 tsp. Licorice tincture
Combine the tinctures and store in a 1 oz. amber glass bottle with a dropper assembly. Take 1 dropperful 3 times a day or as needed.

Formula 72: Nerve Support Tea

Uses: Worry, Anxiety, Stress, Nervousness, Nervous Breakdown, Mental Exhaustion, Stress
2 tsp. dried Oatstraw
1/2 tsp. dried Astragalus
1/2 tsp. dried Reishi
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon chips
1/2 tsp. Cardamom powder
4 cups water
Boil the water and pour over the herbs in a tea pot. Let steep for 15 minutes, then strain the herbs. Drink 3-4 cups throughout the day.

Formula 71: Nerve Settler

Uses: Hyperactivity, Panic Attacks, Restlessness, Nervous Breakdown, Nervousness, Insomnia, Stress
3 tsp. Chamomile tincture
3 tsp. Valerian tincture
3 tsp. Oat Seed tincture
2 tsp. Gotu Kola tincture
1 tsp. Lemon Balm tincture or glycerite
Mix the tinctures together and store in an amber glass bottle. Take 1 dropperful 3 times daily or as needed.

Formula 70: Muscle Spasm Release

Uses: Muscle Spasms
4 tsp. Passionflower tincture
4 tsp. Kava Kava root tincture
2 tsp. Valerian root tincture
1 tsp. Wild Yam root tincture
1/2 tsp. Lobelia tincture
1/2 tsp. vegetable glycerin
Mix together all the ingredients and store in a 1 oz. amber bottle with a dropper assembly. Take 1 dropperful 3 times a day or as needed.

Formula 69: Muscle Ease Massage Oil

Uses: Muscular Soreness, Muscle Strain, Muscle Spasms, Muscle Soreness, Muscle Cramps
1/4 cup Arnica flowers
1/4 cup Saint Johns Wort flowers
1/8 tsp. Cayenne
60 drops Lavender essential oil
1/2 tsp. Camphor or 20 drops Clary Sage essential oil
1 cup Sesame Oil or other carrier oil
Combine the Arnica and the Saint Johns Wort in a wide-mouthed glass jar. Pour the carrier oil over the herbs to cover. Place a cheesecloth square over the top of the jar, securing tightly with a rubber band. Let this stand in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks. Strain the herbs off and add the remaining ingredients. Shake well and apply liberally into the affected area, rubbing the oil gently in circular motion into the skin. Use as needed.

Formula 68: Mouth Wash

Uses: Canker Sores, Halitosis, Cold Sores, Gingivitis, Plaque
20 drops Tea Tree oil
2 tsp. Raspberry Leaf powder
2 tsp. Peppermint leaf
4 cups water
Bring the water to a boil. Turn off the heat and add the Goldenseal and Peppermint to the water. Cover the pot and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain off the herbs and let the mixture cool. Add the Tea Tree oil. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Use 1/2 -1 cup of the mixture as a mouthwash. The solution can also be placed in a sterilized spray bottle and squirted into the mouth throughout the day.

Formula 67: Mouth Sore Rinse

Uses: Mouth Infection, Mouth Sores
1 tsp. Blackberry or Raspberry leaves
1 tsp. Goldenseal root
1 tsp. Myrrh
1/2 tsp. Sage leaves
1/2 tsp. Thyme
1 quart water
Mix the herbs and the water together in a saucepan. Bring the herbs to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer until the liquid is reduced to half the original amount. Strain off the herbs and pour the decoction into a glass bottle. Cool the liquid. Use as a mouth rinse by taking a shotglass amount and swishing it around in the mouth. Rinse in this way 3 times a day or as needed.

Formula 66: Motion Sickness Capsules

Uses: Motion Sickness
4 tsp. powdered Ginger
4 tsp. powdered Chamomile
4 tsp. powdered Peppermint , Spearmint , or Catnip
Mix the powdered herbs together well and fill size 00 gelatin capsules or vegi-caps (available at health food stores) with the blend. Take 2 capsules every 3 hours.

Formula 65: Mother-to-be Tea

Uses: Postpartum Swelling, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Morning Sickness
2 tsp. Raspberry leaf
1 tsp. Black Haw bark
1 tsp. Dandelion leaf
1 tsp. Peppermint leaf
2 thin slices fresh, peeled Ginger root
4 cups water
Boil the water. Poor the water over the herbs in a tea pot. Allow the tea to steep for 15 minutes. Strain off the herbs. Drink 3-4 cups throughout the day.

Formula 64: Mother Nursing Tea

Uses: Childbirth Restorative
1 tsp. Vitex berries
1 tsp. Dandelion root
1/2 tsp. Fenugreek seed
1/2 tsp. Anise seed
2 cups water
Bring the water to a boil. Pour the water over the herbs in a tea pot and allow to steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain off the herbs. Drink 2-3 cups a day.

Formula 63: Menopause Support

Uses: Menopause, Hot Flashes, Menorrhagia
4 tsp. Black Cohosh root tincture
2 tsp. Donq Quai tincture
2 tsp. Motherwort tincture
2 tsp. Siberian Ginseng root tincture
1/2 tsp. Fennel seed, dried
1/2 tsp. dried organic Rose Petals, if available
Add the dried herbs to the tinctures in a small jar with a secure lid. Allow the blend to stand for 10 days then strain off the herbs. Store the tincture in a 1 oz. amber glass bottle. Take 1 dropperful 3-4 times daily.

Formula 62: Memory Power Tincture

Uses: Forgetfulness, Alzheimer's Disease, Mental Exhaustion, Mental Fatigue, Mental Fogginess, Memory Loss, Premature Aging
4 tsp. Gingko tincture
4 tsp. Gotu Kola tincture
2 tsp. Siberian Ginseng tincture
2 tsp. Shizandra tinctureFresh peppermint or 1 cinnamon stick
Mix the tinctures together in a small jar. Place the peppermint or the cinnamon in the jar and allow to stand for two weeks. Strain off the herb and store the tincture in an amber glass bottle with dropper assembly. Take 1 dropperful 3 times a day or as needed.

Formula 61: Male Toner

Uses: Sexual Weakness, Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostatitis, Infertility (Female), Infertility (Male), Athletic Endurance
4 tsp. Saw Palmetto tincture
4 tsp. American Ginseng tincture
2 tsp. Oat seed tincture
1 tsp. Milk Thistle tincture
1 tsp. Licorice
Combine the tinctures together in a 1 oz. amber dropper bottle. Take 1 dropperful 3 times daily or as needed.

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