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by ItalianBee
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Question about astragalus
Replies: 13
Views: 8041

Question about astragalus

I just spent a couple of days with my sister, on whose land I have a small garden plot. I harvested my 4-year-old astragalus root (which was a triumph and a celebration!), and it is now hanging up to dry. That plant and the other younger astragalus plants are all covered with seed pods, so I hung up...
by ItalianBee
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Talking Stick
Topic: FOOD AS MEDICINE and/or DINNER
Replies: 6
Views: 6190

Re: FOOD AS MEDICINE and/or DINNER

Sounds yummy! Unfortunately my husband can't eat soy sauce...
by ItalianBee
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Painful tendons in feet
Replies: 4
Views: 3323

Re: Painful tendons in feet

Also St. John's Wort oil externally.
by ItalianBee
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: The Talking Stick
Topic: Rufus's broken leg
Replies: 12
Views: 10404

Re: Rufus's broken leg

I'm so sorry. Poor Rufus.
by ItalianBee
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Fresh comfrey leaf infusion
Replies: 9
Views: 6073

Re: Fresh comfrey leaf infusion

And what about dandelion, which is tonic for the liver?
by ItalianBee
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Arnica
Replies: 14
Views: 13896

Re: Arnica

Whitehorse, I found your suggestion fascinating, so I dissolved some Epsom salts in water and then whisked it with my arnica-St. John's wort ointment. I have to shake it before I use it, because as you pointed out the salts don't dissolve in oil. It's hard to know if the massage is helping more than...
by ItalianBee
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: First aid for rosemary plant
Replies: 9
Views: 5816

Re: First aid for rosemary plant

Just wanted to check back and say that Rosemary is thriving! I did cut off all the apparently dead stuff (as well as trying your suggestions), which seemed to help her breathe, and she is loving the sunshine.
by ItalianBee
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: First aid for rosemary plant
Replies: 9
Views: 5816

Re: First aid for rosemary plant

Thanks, Lady A. I will try the infusion.

If anything I think the new soil may hold the water too long - rosemary likes it fairly dry. I've always watered it from the top, and it's done fine, but maybe with the new soil it would prefer being watered from the bottom.
by ItalianBee
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: First aid for rosemary plant
Replies: 9
Views: 5816

Re: First aid for rosemary plant

I've never thought of fermented nettle infusion - can you tell me how to make that?

It's in new very rich soil, because I had to repot it, and I worried about the soil being too rich.
by ItalianBee
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: First aid for rosemary plant
Replies: 9
Views: 5816

Re: First aid for rosemary plant

Thanks for asking - it's hanging in, fewer dead leaves, but still kind of struggling. I did not prune it back as severely as I thought of doing, but have been cutting off obvious dead twigs.

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