Twenty-two Ways to Harvest and Prepare Herbs

Twenty-two Ways to Harvest and Prepare Herbs

Herbs is used in many different ways. Simplest of all is nibbling on the fresh plant, crushing the leaves to apply them as a poultice or maybe boiling up some leaves as a tea. Several of those plants are foods as well as medicines, and incorporating them seasonally into your diet may be a tasty and enjoyable way to improve your health. However because fresh herbs aren’t available year-round or may not grow right on your doorstep, you’ll need to preserve them for later use. Follow these guidelines.

Equipment needed

You don’t need any special equipment for making your own herbal medicines. You probably already have most of what you need. Kitchen basics like a teapot, measuring cups, saucepans and a blender are all useful, as are jam-making supplies such as a jelly bag and jam jars. A mortar and pestle are helpful but not essential. You’ll would like jars and bottles, and labels for these. It’s a good idea to have a notebook to write down your experiences, …

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