Grocery Store Herb – Chamomile


Chamomile tea bags are sold in every basic grocery store.

Here’s 5 ways you can use this herb!

1. Brew a cup to reduce anxiety, tension & digestive upset.
Use 2 tea bags for a double sedative dose.

2. Use the brewed tea bags topically on inflamed or itchy skin.
Apply the cooled tea with cotton bags, saturate a cloth or use a spritz bottle.

3. Use the brewed (and cooled) tea bags over your sore eyes to reduce puffiness and dark circles.

4. Add the tea bags directly to a warm/hot bath for a calming experience and all over skin love.

5. Make the tea at night and use in the morning shower as a hair rinse for dandruff or to heal an irritated scalp.

Motherwort my muthertrucking fave herb 

Although I try to stay in a state of bliss,
appreciation and gratitude –
23% of my time is actually
spent in bitchmode.

Yeah, that’s a real thing.  

So, motherwort is an herbal ally
for anxiety, overwhelmed feelings,
frazzled nerves and a heart remedy. 

Also good for muscle spasm and cramps. 

And even, other things:

To make a tincture,
you cut off the flowering tops,
plop them into hundred proof vodka,
and let it sit for six weeks.

You just need a dropper full of this remedy
in water to usually do the trick! 






Invite this plant into your yard or,
for crying out loud,
just buy some of the tincture online. 

Yep, I’m presently hanging out in the 23% 

Learn about the Herb Tansy

If my chickens don’t die this week, Tansy would be a good herb to plant around their living quarters to repel fleas.

(See comment section below blog post for my chicken drama)

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My favorite things about Tansy:
– lots of pretty yellow flowers
– kills head lice
– repels fleas & bed bugs
– insect repellent
– natural dye for cloth

Ideas on ways to use Tansy:
– plant near your chickens to repel fleas
– make a natural lice treatments for children
– stuff into mattress pad to discourage bed bugs
– dry the flowers to dye cotton & wool
– plant around porch to repel insects
– use with caution, can terminate early pregnancy

Click here to print a free study sheet about herb tansy!

And here are a few videos about tansy to learn more:

 

My personal thoughts on Tansy

is what a great herb for repelling & killin’ insects and lice!

Here’s a recipe quote from Bulk Herb Store:

Tansy kills bugs, worms and lice! In a quart jar add 1/3 tansy to 2/3 apple cider vinegar. Seal and shake every day for 3 weeks, then strain and bottle. At the first sign of lice, wet your head down with the tansy extract, and cover hair with a plastic bag for 30 minutes. Then, wash. Do this 2 times 2 weeks apart. It will not harm your hair, it is not toxic and it works!

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The other interesting thing I’ve read about this herb is using a tansy flower essence for depression! You can read more about that on sacredessences.com and a flower essence in a dropper bottle can be found to order at Herbs Pro

Should you need Tansy, Please use my affiliate links ~

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Thanks for learning about the herb tansy with me!
Be sure to also sign up for this week’s free seed giveaway!
:) Sadie
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And for those of you studying herbs along with me,
Print this sheet for your study binder
(lots of room to add your own notes!!)

Click here for your free printable about herb tansy!

Learn about the Herb Tarragon

Tarragon, aka Dragon Wort, is a popular herb widely recognized for its strong aroma and many culinary uses.

Perfect for seasoning chicken, fish, and egg dishes!

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My favorite things about tarragon:
– has unique & intense flavor
– remedy for gas & digestion
– kills intestinal worms
– numbs your mouth & gums
– many medicinal uses
– helps you relax & sleep
– calms anxiety

Ideas on ways to use tarragon:
– chew it fresh
– make an herbal vinegar
– dry leaves for winter tea
– use in cooking chicken, eggs & fish
– mash fresh leaves & apply to toothache

Click here to print a free study sheet about herb tarragon!

Get cozy & Learn more about tarragon by watching these videos:

My personal experience with this herb is that ~

Tarragon is amazing.

I brought home a plant last summer
from the Sawmill Herb Show and holy moly!!
This herb is crazzzzy!!!

When you eat it fresh – it numbs your mouth.

It has this fantastic anise thing going on at first
and then, leaves a numbness on your tongue that’s
you guessed it,
Crazzzzy!!

And even though I read that drying makes it lose its potency,
I did it anyway,
made some tea this winter,
and guess what?

It’s delicious and STiLL
has mouth numbing properties!!

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It’s such a lovely herb to get to know!

Be sure to use my affiliate link & plant some in your herb garden this year!

Order Tarragon seeds:
allnaturalme.seedsnow.com/products/tarragon

Thanks for learning about the herb tarragon with me!
Be sure to also sign up for this week’s free seed giveaway!
🙂 Sadie
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And for those of you studying herbs along with me,
Print this sheet for your study binder
(lots of room to add your own notes!!)
Herb tarragon free printable!

Learn about the Herb Thyme

It’s time for thyme!! (snicker snort)

Finally a culinary herb –
No offense, yarrow & wormwood,
but you guys will probably not make it
into my salad bowl, ever.

Thyme on the other hand, YES PLEASE.

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My favorite things about Thyme:
– kills viruses & bacteria
– helps to remove fungal infections
– eliminated through the lungs & kidneys
– powerful medicine for everyone

Ideas on ways to use Thyme:
– make a tea for internal healing
– do an inhalation steam for the lungs
– use a strong tea as a skin wash for cuts
– eat fresh in a salad or add to soups
– infuse into honey or vodka to help with coughing

Click here to print this herb thyme study list!

Get cozy & Learn more about thyme by watching these videos:

 

My personal experience with thyme

is mostly in the kitchen – I flipping LOVE it!!

In salads, in soup, with chicken, in liver pate….

Yeah, it’s good stuff.

And now, I have intentions for more cups of thyme tea,
and I’m thinking a diy thyme tea scalp rinse, eh?

Thyme’s medicine goes directly to your lungs,
GOOD to know!!

I have also just discovered that when you pair it with Fenugreek,
it’s a good remedy for migraine headaches!

Click here for a capsuled combo if that applies to you!


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Please use my affiliate links ~

Order thyme seeds to plant:
allnaturalme.seedsnow.com/products/thyme

Order dried thyme for cooking & to make tea:
Bulk Herb Store

Order a tincture for fast healing:
Herbs Pro

 

Thanks for learning about the herb thyme with me!
Be sure to also sign up for this week’s free seed giveaway!
:) Sadie
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And for those of you studying herbs along with me,
Print this sheet for your study binder
(lots of room to add your own notes!!)

FREE printable – herb thyme study list!

 

Learn about the Herb Wormwood

Wormwood is a super bitter plant just like last week’s herb, Yarrow!

This one you’ll need to use with more caution, but know that it’s there for you –

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My favorite things about Wormwood:

– prevents and helps kill parasites
– kills cancer cells
– stimulates digestion
– repels wasps

 

Ideas on ways to use Wormwood:

– make a tea for relief of gas
– add a couple drops of tincture to your water bottles when traveling
– drink tea or smoke dried herb for headaches and pain relief
– make an infusion for intestinal worms
– use a compress with the tea for irritations, bruises, and sprains

Click here to print this free study list for herb wormwood!

Get cozy & Learn more about wormwood by watching these videos:

My personal herbal experience with wormwood
includes growing it in a pot (and letting it die from not watering)

Soaking my feet in the tea to remedy athletes foot

Taking it internally in a capsuled herbal blend for a parasite cleanse.

And thinking that it helps repel wasps, well –

I am really looking forward to growing it in the yard
and getting to know it better!

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Order a Wormwood tincture:
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Thanks for learning about the herb wormwood with me!
Be sure to also sign up for this week’s free seed giveaway!
🙂 Sadie
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And for those of you studying herbs along with me,
Print this sheet for your study binder
(lots of room to add your own notes!!)
Herb wormwood printable!

Learn about the Herb Yarrow

Yarrow NEEDS to be in your herbal medicine cabinet!

It grows wild for you to forage or,
introduce it into your yard and herb garden
with yarrow seeds purchased from Sadie’s SeedsNow Shop!!

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My favorite things about yarrow:
– it’s anti-viral
– stops bleeding
– helps you sweat to manage a fever

Ideas on ways to use yarrow:
– drink as a warm tea for a fever
– drink as a cold tea to stimulate digestion
– apply fresh or dried leaves to a nosebleed or cut
– use the tincture to kill flu & cold germs
– use the tincture to brush teeth & tighten gums
– drink tea or tincture for heavy menstrual flow or hemorrhoids
– spray tincture in mouth before eating as a bitter remedy

Click here to print this herb yarrow study list!

Get cozy & Learn more about yarrow by watching these videos:

My personal herbal inventory now includes a yarrow tincture –
made with flower heads picked right outside my back porch!

I was so excited to find yarrow growing in my yard!

I have ordered dried yarrow before to infuse in vodka to use as a bug repellent base.

A tea could also be made from my dried herbs.

I plan on powdering dried yarrow to be used as as styptic for bloody noses & cuts

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Please use my affiliate links ~

Order yarrow seeds:
www.allnaturalme.seedsnow.com/products/yarrow

Order dried yarrow:
Bulk Herb Store

Order a tincture made with fresh yarrow:
Herbspro.com

Thanks for learning about the herb yarrow with me!
Be sure to also sign up for this week’s free seed giveaway!
🙂 Sadie
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And for those of you studying herbs along with me,
Print this sheet for your study binder
(lots of room to add your own notes!!)
Herb yarrow printable!

Herbs in Your Backyard: Yarrow

Yarrow, for sure, is growing in your yard somewhere (probably!)

It DEFINITELY grows alongside the road & is a super amazing medicine for EVERYONE!!

I have a tincture brewing but you can certainly use it fresh for your bleeding boo-boo’s and it’s handy to have some dried herb too!

Can you find the yarrow in this pic? (it’s white!)

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I just love being a herb nerd 🙂

Learn more about Yarrow from Yarrow:

More Storytime with Yarrow Willard about the origins of herb Yarrow!!

St John’s Wort for Your Cranky Butt

New podcast in the house!!!

🙂 Saint John’s Wort for Your Cranky Butt!!

And pretty much everything else too!! From fighting off depression, healing nerves, killing viruses, reducing inflammation AND protecting you from evil spirits lol – I AM IN LOVE with this magical herb and how it could help EVERYONE.

I mean, seriously!! It’s time to get happy! And if you’re already happy, it’s time to get happier!!

And, protect your house from witches…

Saint John’s Wort for Your Cranky Butt by Sadie Cherico-Martin on Mixcloud

d.i.y.friday ~ Make St. John’s Wort Herbal Medicines

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I hit an herbal milestone this summer by successfully identifying & harvesting St. John’s Wort here in Western PA and was so pleased how EASY it was to make an herbal tincture and an oil.  They are both still brewing & I’m waiting patiently for them to be done!

  

St Johnny Joan’s Wort is good for so many things!  I like it because it is anti-viral and a mood booster!  The oil will be good for achy muscles & burns.  The tincture (made in 100 proof vodka) will be good for my frazzled nerves – ahem, not that THAT ever happens!

Watch these videos featuring some of my favorite herbalists to learn more about this herb! Thank you Yarrow, Susun Weed & DandyLion!!

Photo captures from my herb walk and tincture making:
   

St. John’s along with red clover & yarrow – and a dead butterfly, above, and below, spotted it alongside the road with a very tall and pointed topped herb, mullein.

 
  

 

#stjoanswort #stjohnswort #herbal #magic #tincture #tinctures let sit 6 weeks ??????????

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Update: New podcast 🙂 Saint John’s Wort for Your Cranky Butt!!

And pretty much everything else too!! From fighting off depression, healing nerves, killing viruses, reducing inflammation AND protecting you from evil spirits lol – I AM IN LOVE with this magical herb and how it could help EVERYONE.

Saint John’s Wort for Your Cranky Butt by Sadie Cherico-Martin on Mixcloud

Susun Weed’s Herbal Podcast

Abraham always talks about lining up your energy and when you are a vibrational match with something – it happens easily.  Well, my focus has been on my journey with herbs and wanting to learn more and more and more and more and… Oh, you get the idea.

So last night I was really tickled to get a sudden urge to google a nettle question, come across Susun Weed’s website, notice she had just started a podcast and be able to get on it to ask her myself! It was like Boom boom boom 🙂 ANYTHING you need Sadie, it’s DONE! Thank you Fairies of the Universe for guiding me so sweetly ~

The Stinging Nettles that my mama friend Jill gifted me seemed VERY happy behind the garage and I went to harvest them.  But after my little chat that literally got squeezed in at the end of Susun’s podcast, I learned that the leaves I had harvested were too mature since the plant was starting to bud AND when I’m harvesting Nettle that’s at the right stage – I should cut and hang the entire stalk as it’s so important. The top 3 inches of the young plants are for eating.

Dang!!!!  But all is NOT lost –


Susun suggested making a hair rinse with the herb instead for health, luster ‘n shine!

And I would be more than happy to do that since I spent about a half hour harvesting and singing to the nettles.  I really loved them up so I’m happy to be able to use them in some way.  My kidneys think a hair rinse with this batch is a good idea too!!

I also discovered that I am NOT cooking my nettles or any of my greens long enough. OR am I using enough dried herbs in my teas/infusions – AND that there is a huge difference between tea and infusions, AND, AND, AND!!  There was so much that I received from MY questions AND all the other callers as well!

When Susun Weed is called a Green Goddess & Wise Woman – it is truth.

Please have a listen to this podcast I snuck on and join me listening to ALL the back issues too! lol oh!!  YOU know I WILL 🙂 only 103 more episodes to go!!! (omg yes!!!)

This episode Q&A includes:

• 4 kinds of plant poisons and safety of yarrow and the color of their flowers..

• osteopenia- daily full fat yogurt, walk at least 3 miles a day, free weights, no calcium supplements..

• caller who overcame candida overgrowth with oak bark sitz baths, no sugar..

• sperm mobility, vigor and longevity..

• safety of vasectomy..

• seaweed removes heavy metals and radiation quickly!

• low iron and heavy bleeding- eating liver, shepherd’s purse fresh flowering tincture, yellow dock..

• calcium supplements makes bones stiff and brittle..

• harvesting and eating nettle- parts used..

• annual urtica urens root for early stage prostate cancer..

• nettle seeds harvested in the fall..

• fungal ear infection- garlic oil or baked onion..

• fluid in the sinus’s and horse radish..

Check Out Health Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with susun weed on BlogTalkRadio

She’s amazing! And I do LOVE it how Susun gives it to ya straight. She is certainly easy to love!

Also, check out this fermented nettle recipe that my mama friend Ann Marie sent me about the same exact time I was talking with Susun Weed!!! NOW How does this stuff happen??!! Ha ha – just the same way we spin on this plant with perfect proximity to all the other planets ! MAGIC of course!

Here’s to Synchronicity & Susun Weed & Nettles harvested properly!

I’m planning on chopping down my nettle patch today to get another growth out of it and then ordering some organic nettle online to support my infusion making!


      

And, I also asked something about Red Clover but you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out what!

Much love!!!

Sadie