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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 100: Zit Zap Tea (Internal Use)

Uses: Acne

1/2 tsp. Burdock root
1/2 tsp. Red Clover
1/2 tsp. Oat seed1/2 tsp. Nettle
1/2 tsp. Dandelion root
1/4 tsp. Yellow Dock root
3 cups water

Combine the dried herbs in a pot with the water and gently simmer for 10 minutes.Remove the pot from the stove and allow the herbs to steep for another 10 minutes. Strain. Drink 3-4 cups of the tea throughout the day. Refrigerate any unused portion. Use within 24 hours.

Formula 99: Zit Zap (External Use)

Uses: Acne

1 oz. Aloe Vera gel
1 oz. distilled Witch Hazel
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
10 drops Tea Tree oil
10 drops Lavender oil

Combine ingredients. Poor into a clean glass bottle. Shake well before using. Apply a small amount to a cotton ball and dab onto cleanly washed, affected area.

Formula 96: Wart Away Solution

Uses: Age Spots, Warts

6 tsp. Bloodroot, Celandine, Mullein or Chapparel tincture
4 tsp. Grapefruit Seed extract
10 drops Tea Tree Oil

Mix the ingredients together and apply topically to the wart.
Note: An infection fighting formula may be taken internally as well.

Formula 95: Ulcer Tea

Uses: Mucus Irritation, Ulcers

1/2 tsp. Meadowsweet
1/2 tsp. Chamomile
1/2 tsp. Marshmallow
1/2 tsp. Licorice
2 cups water

Combine the herbs and the water in a pan and bring to a boil, covered. Turn down the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Let the tea cool for 5 minutes, then strain off the herbs and drink. Take up to 4 cups of the tea a day.

Formula 94: Toothache Aide

Uses: Toothache

2 tsp. Calendula tincture
2 tsp. White Willow , Aspen, or Birch tincture
4-6 drop oil of Clove

Mix the ingredients together in a small jar. Soak a cotton ball into the mixture and dab the affected area thoroughly. Use as needed.

Formula 93: Throat Coating Tea

Uses: Infection, Colds, Cough, Throat Dryness, Sore Throat

1 tsp. Fenugreek
1 tsp. Marshmallow root
1/2 tsp. Myrrh gum or Osha root, coarse
1/2 tsp. Licorice powder
1 tbsp. honey
3 cups water

Place the herbs and the water in a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a low simmer, covered. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and strain the herbs. Add honey to taste. Drink 3-4 cups throughout the day.

Formula 98: Weight Loss Tea

Uses: Sugar Addiction, Cigarette Addiction

1 tsp. Alfalfa leaf
1 tsp. Hawthorn Berry
1 tsp. Guggulu
1 tsp. Dandelion root
1/2 tsp Gymnema
1/2 tsp. Fennel seed
4 cups water

Place the herbs and the water in a pot and bring to a boil, then turn the heat off. Allow to stand for 10 -15 minutes. Strain off the herbs and drink the beverage throughout the day, preferably with meals.

Formula 91: Stuffy Sinus Cider

Uses: Sinusitis, Congestion, Sinus Congestion, Sinus Headache

1/4 cup grated Horseradish - fresh
1/4 cup chopped Parsley - fresh
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. grated Ginger - fresh
1 tsp. Turmeric powder
1 pinch Cayenne
1 cup apple cider vinegar

Heat the vinegar, then pour it over the remaining ingredients. Place in a mason jar with a lid, and allow to sit for 8-10 days. Strain off the plant material and store in a jar. Take 1-2 teaspoonfuls when needed.

Formula 90: Stress-less Tincture

Uses: Nervousness, Restlessness, Insomnia, Hiccups, Anger, Mental Exhaustion, Nervous Breakdown, Stress, Hysteria, Post-traumatic Stress, Anxiety

3 tsp. Motherwort tincture
3 tsp. Passionflower tincture
3 tsp. Chamomile tincture
2 tsp. Gingko tincture
1 tsp. Schizandra tincture

Mix all of the tinctures together in a 1 oz. amber bottle with dropper assembly and shake well. Take 1 dropperful in warm water or juice 3 times a day or as needed.

Formula 89: Stress Relief

Uses: Stress

3 tsp. Gotu Kola tincture
3 tsp. Oat Seed tincture
2 tsp. Astragalus tincture
2 tsp. Passionflower tincture
1 tsp. Motherwort tincture
1 tsp. Licorice tincture

Use one of two methods.
Combine the tinctures and store in a 1 oz. bottle. Take 1 dropperful 3 times daily or as needed.
The above herbs can be mixed in their dried form in the same proportions as above (the amounts can be doubled). Place the mixture in a jar and pour enough vodka to cover the herbs. Let stand for 2 weeks, then strain off the herbs. Bottle the tincture and take as directed.

Formula 88: Still The Motion Tea

Uses: Nausea, Vertigo, Motion Sickness

1/2 tsp. Catnip - dried
1/2 tsp. Oregano - dried
1-2 slices fresh Ginger or 1/4 tsp. dried Ginger
1/4 tsp. Ume Plum paste
2 cups water

Boil the water and pour over the herbs. Cover and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain the herbs, then stir in the Ume paste. Drink as often as necessary, preferably every 3-4 hours.

Formula 87: Spirit Lift Tincture

Uses: Fatigue, Exhaustion, Mental Fatigue, Premenstrual Syndrome, Depression, Menopausal Depression

4 tsp. Saint Johnswort tincture
3 tsp. Siberian Ginseng root tincture
2 tsp. Gingko leaf tincture
2 tsp. Lemon Balm tincture or glycerite
1 tsp. Licorice root tincture

Mix the tinctures together and store in a 1 oz. amber bottle with dropper assembly. Take 1 dropperful 3 times a day or as needed.

Formula 86: Spirit Lift Tea

Uses: Depression, Fatigue

1/2 tsp. Saint Johns Wort
1/2 tsp. Siberian Ginseng root
1/2 tsp. Oatstraw
1/2 tsp. Gingko tincture
1/2 tsp. Lemon Balm
1/2 tsp. organic Rose Petals
1 quart waterHoney

Pour boiling water over the herbs in a tea pot or wide-mouthed jar. Cover and allow to steep for 20 minutes. Strain the herbs and sweeten to taste. Drink 3-4 cups each day.

Formula 85: Sore Throat Soother

Uses: Sore Throat

1 tsp. Slippery Elm powder
1 tsp. Echinacea root
1 tsp. Horehound
1/2 tsp. Licorice root powder
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon
2 cups water

Bring the water to a boil. Pour the water over the herbs and allow to steep for 15 minutes in a covered pot. Strain the herbs. Add the lemon and honey. Drink throughout the day.

Formula 84: Soothing Detox Bath

Uses: Stress, Muscle Soreness, Muscle Spasms, Exhaustion, Fatigue, Hangovers

2 cups baking soda
2 cups sea salt
1/2 cup borax (Mule Team Brand)
1/2 cup powdered ginger
5 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Peppermint essential oil

Combine the powdered ingredients together. Stir well. Mix in the essential oils. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Directions: Draw a hot bath. Just before getting in add 1 cup of the bath salts to the bath water. Soak for 20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water, then towel dry.

Formula 83: Sneeze Free Tincture

Uses: Hay Fever, Allergies, Sinus Congestion

4 tsp. Nettle tincture
4 tsp. Siberian Ginseng tincture
2 tsp. Licorice tincture
1 tsp. Eyebright tincture
1 tsp. Osha tincture

Combine ingredients. Store in a 1 oz. amber bottle with a dropper assembly. Take 1 dropperful 3 times daily. Begin taking this formula when the first signs of hay fever begin.

Note: This formula can also be made into a tea by using the above herbs in dried form in the same ratios.

Skin Soothe Healing Salve

Uses: Hives, Skin Dryness, Splinters, Insect Bites, Dog Bites, Lip Dryness, Cuts, Scars

1/4 oz. powdered Comfrey root
1/4 oz. Calendula flowers, dried
1/4 oz. Chamomile flowers, dried
1/4 oz. Plantain leaves, dried
8 drops Tea Tree oil
4 ounces olive oil
1/4 oz. chopped beeswax or enough to make the salve form

This formula can be prepared one of two ways:
Method One
In a crock pot or an enamel pot combine the herbs and the olive oil. Bring to a very slow cooking temperature (around 80 degrees Ferehnheit) and cook for 1/2 a day (8-12 hours). When dark in color, strain the herbs through a sieve lined with cheesecloth. Pour the oil back into a cleaned pot on low heat. Add in the chopped beeswax and allow to melt. Pour a tespoonful into a jar lid so that it may solidify. Check for consistency. It should be firm but spreadable. Add more beeswax, if necessary. The Tea Tree oil can be added at the end. Pour the mixture into clean, glass jars and allow to set up.

Method Two
The herbs can be gathered fresh and placed in a jar with olive oil poured over them to cover. Top the jar with cheesecloth and a rubberband and allow the mixture to sit for 2 weeks. Strain off the herbs and proceed as above, by pouring the oil back into a clean pot. Bring the heat up to a low melting temperature and add the beeswax and Tea Tree oil.

Formula 82: Skin Radiance Tea

Uses: Acne, Age Spots, Premature Aging, Wrinkles, Skin Hypersensitivity

1 tsp. Red Clover
1/2 tsp. Burdock Root
1/2 tsp. Yellow Dock Root
1/2 tsp. Oat Seed
1/4 tsp. Anise Seed
3 cups water

Boil the water. Pour the water over the herbs in a tea pot and cover. Allow to stand for 20 minutes. Strain off the herbs. Drink the tea 3 times daily.

Formula 81: Sinus Clear Cider

Uses: Congestion, Colds, Sinus Congestion, Chest Congestion, Chest Colds

1/2 tsp. dried Nettles
1/2 tsp. dried Fenugreek
1/4 tsp. grated, fresh Horseradish
1/8 tsp. Turmeric powder
1 pinch Cayenne powder
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 cups water

Boil the water and pour over the Nettles and Fenugreek. Let stand for 10 minutes covered, then strain off the herbs. Add the Horseradish, Turmeric, Cayenne and vinegar and let stand another 2-3 minutes. Drink 1-2 cups every 4 hours or as needed.

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