Every season offers special and unique harvests for food and medicine. The tender bits of herbs, flowers, and buds from spring are no exception. As the winter season fades be sure to gather the following items and begin stocking your medicine cabinet with these spring herbal remedies.
Made in Spring, Useful All Year
The following remedies make the most of spring’s unique offerings. They are, however; useful to our bodies and homes for the entire year. Be sure to make enough to last the entire year and restock next year.
Harvest Carefully & Wisely
Always practice sustainable and safe foraging! Be sure to harvest these weeds and flowers from places were foraging is allowed. Also choose unsprayed areas that are not right along well-traveled roads (no sense in getting oil or other auto chemicals in your herbal medicines). Never take all of the plants in a particular area – remember to leave some for wildlife.
Keep it All Clean & Organized
Once the plant bits are harvested. Bring them home and clean them to remove dirt, bugs, and other debris before making medicine. Remember to label and date the finished products to keep them organized.
The great thing about these spring herbal remedies is that they are all easy. None of the above take very long time to make nor are they complicated in anyway. This, of course, means you can spend time in the garden or simply enjoying the spring season rather than slaving away in the kitchen.