This is part deux (Part Two) of my previous post on The Best Way to Get Started Making Herbal Remedies. I told you how herbs were not unfamiliar to me as they were used quite a bit growing up in Jamaica. Recently though, I began a more formal approach into the use of herbs via the Herb Mentor and I promised to share some of the remedies I make for myself and my family with you but first, The Herbal Remedy Kit.
I decided I wanted to do the “un-perfectionist” thing, (since I am a recovering perfectionist after all) by not thinking too hard about this process or researching it to death!!! It’s kinda nice to step out of my comfort zone sometimes :).
So I dived right in with Herb Mentor and purchased their Herbal Remedy Kit . This kit was just what the herbal doctor ordered! It had everything I needed to get started. It gave me a simple way to get my feet wet without having to stock up on a bunch of different herbs all at once. In addition, it gave me a solid foundation on different ways to extract the nutrients from the herbs to get the most benefit from them. All of this presented via DVD, with easy to follow step-by-step instructions delivered in the gentle voice of John Gallagher of Learning Herbs. Even if you’re completely new to herbs, I mean, let’s say you’ve never even steeped a cup of tea… I tell you, you can use this kit!! Learning Herbs takes the mystery out of herbal medicine and teaches you, centuries old, tried and true methods towards health and healing.
So here’s what I got in my kit (packaged beautifully, I might add):
- DVD and full-color written instructions
- bag of assorted herbs for healing herbal salve (comfrey, calendula, plantain, St. John’s Wort)
- lavender essential oil
- beeswax for the healing herbal salve
- 4 metal salve tins, 2 metal salve jars
- 4 dropper bottles for the echinacea extract
- 1 jar to steep the echinacea extract
- 1 pack of dried organic echinacea root
- muslin bag for straining
- dried elderberries
- 1 pack of stinging nettle for nourishing herbal infusion
- pretty labels for all the containers
Here are several different pics of the contents in the box:
Here are the remedies I made with all the contents in the kit:
- Echinacea Tincture/Extract (a must have in any home herbal apothecary)
- Healing Herbal Salve (omg! great for winter dry skin)
- A Nourishing Herbal Infusion (I drink this everyday)
- Elderberry Syrup (yum)
You also receive a bonus! Yay! Immediately after kit purchase, you get instant access to HerbalRemedyKit.com where you can listen to the 77 minute webinar “Way of the Herbal Ninja: Using 17 Herbs You Already Have in the Kitchen”. The herbal ninja is an introduction to using kitchen herbs. You can have fun with it, while you await your kit’s arrival in the mail. Get your note pad, listen to herbal ninja and then head straight into your kitchen and start discovering the remedies that await you right in your spice drawer, cabinet or refrigerator. Ever made onion cough syrup? Well, after this you will. I’ve made it several times for my kids, they love it!
You won’t regret getting this kit, I know I didn’t. The folks at learning herbs present the information in an effective way so you can feel confident about what you’re doing. With a few simple kitchen tools and your kit you can dive into making herbal remedies a.s.a.p and you’ll be so glad you did. It is really a wonderful gift from God for us to be able to use plants for our health. Even a soothing cup of herb tea does the body wonders.
Where to buy: Herbal Remedy Kit – on special now ($30 off the regular price) for $67!
Next up, how to make Echinacea Tincture. Super-easy. Stay tuned.
Tell me. Are you a fan of herbal medicine, a newbie, or somewhere in the middle?
Disclaimer: I was not contacted nor compensated by Herb Mentor to give feedback on their products and/or services.
Disclaimer: It should go without saying but since I must, let me clarify that this information is not meant to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any illness or encourage you to pursue any particular course of treatment. This is simply the recipe I use for my family. I strongly urge anyone, as I do myself, to do their own research on any herbs and supplements before taking or giving it to your family. It’s almost always best to do so under the care and supervision of a medical or other licensed practitioner. There, I said it. 🙂
Linda K says
Such nostalgia! My Mom used to make onion cough syrup,sometimes when more than one (we were 12) had a cold she would cut an onion and put it up on the top of the fridge to draw out the germs in the house……..not sure how it worked but no one else would pick up the cold after it had kit a few of us. of I must admit I have on an occassion reverted to some of her old time recipies…..potato in my grandson’s sock to break a fever……garlic clove swallowed whole to stop my migraine and of course the onion cough syrup.
I think I’ll connect with my herbal roots, the kit looks very attractive…….or I’ll just stay tuned to this wonderful blog and neatly take my couch side herbologist ride.
First of all, 12…wow. I can understand your mom’s need to not have a cold breakout by any means necessary. You just taught me some new things too, potato in a sock, garlic for migraines! Neat. Thanks for sharing. 🙂