I Have Gathered Herbs For Medicinal Purposes

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    Herbs Are Like The Motherlode

    They may work more slowly, but they are the origin for many meds.  I've gathered herbs for decades...  most recently herbs like mint, chamomile, but in other times raspberry leaves, coltsfoot blossoms, dandilion leaves and roots, comfrey and relatives, stinging nettle, plantain...
    Maxnoir Maxnoir
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2011

    I Am Very Into Herbal Medicine

    Herbalists please weigh in on this legislature http://www.activistpost.com/2011/04/nevada-sb-412-to-make-felons-out-of.html
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    Apr 15, 2011

    Fields a Far

    yes I've gathered a few , sumac (not poison sumac yes I can tell the difference) for Indian lemonade , fever few for mild fever , headaches mugwart for vivid dreams  and cramps, and wild wintergreen for stomach problems to name a few I've gathered and why.
    jadecrow jadecrow
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2009

    I found my calling...

    .in alternative/Wholistics at 17 after a string of health problems. I've made it my life's work!
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    3 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    Herbs Medicine

    There are occasions when medical attention is necessary, however for “lesser” or non-life-threatening complaints, people often prefer a simple remedy and like to know what their options are. These are some of the reasons that people might choose their own herbal home remedies...
    kattyz23 kattyz23
    41-45, F
    Nov 19, 2013

    Just Starting

    I've been interested in herb for quite awhile. It started out from the spice rack my mother used during cooking and grew out from there. I've been growing a few different herbs in some spare space in the backyard. Nothing too big. A little sage, thyme, basil, mint, and lavender...
    Dantesrebellion Dantesrebellion
    22-25, M
    Dec 28, 2009

    Has anyone here ever tried to grow their own

    personal herb garden to create their own supply for their health needs?
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    Absolutely, I Grow Them In My Garden

    My favorite (and I wish it were cool summer weather all year round just for this) is Lemon Verbena. I love the fragrance, the taste and the mellow. Horehound is another favorite I grow--but I still haven't made horehound candy. I've got two cultivars of Elder--but the weather in...
    warmwhisper warmwhisper
    46-50, F
    Jun 9, 2010

    The Best Medicine

    I've been collecting local herbs from the wooded patches around my town since I was about 12. now being 25 I still collect them from time to time, when im running low on a certain one. I've been really big into herbology since I started. and hardly ever have need to go to any...
    shaaka shaaka
    26-30, M
    Oct 11, 2013
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916
    31-35, M
    Nov 6, 2015

    I wish this group had more interest.

    I love talking about herbs and herb gardening for medicinal purpose. I have studied in this area for the past ten years, but there is always more to learn. Aside from it being important, I also find the subject really interesting. I use nature medicine as much as possible. If...
    Ravenwind43 Ravenwind43
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    Herbs Vs Big Pharma

    well lots of what big pharma is selling can **** u up pretty bad or even kill you sometimes from the very malady it was intended to treat not to mention that pills often just dont work well. ok well if u count buying medicinal teas as gathering herbs cause thats what ive done lol...
    nothing123456789 nothing123456789
    31-35, M
    Feb 27, 2012

    Gathered From The Internet..

    I get my highs through legal means..through"Iamshamen" it seems.. Passion Flower (P. incarnata) Capsules View Passion Flower (P. incarnata) Capsules in more detail >> This plant may be a nontoxic, non-addictive sedative with no known side effects. Passiflorine...
    Kittychanel Kittychanel
    41-45, F
    Feb 28, 2013

    Well, Yes, My Job, You See...

    As an EMT and an avid backpacker... It was a must for wilderness first aid. Where we were it could have been over a day from getting hospital-level treatment. Fortunately such dramatic measures were not needed this time. Heck, as an EMT alone I have to improvise in...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2009


    I used to gather them as a child, randomly, with no knowledge, and stuff them into bottles with liquids to make potions! That's why i thought i was destined to be a wizard. Kind of grew out of it though, unfortunately. But in recent years, i've bought herbal books, looked at...
    jerrychap jerrychap
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2010
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