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A Fun Way To Learn Medicinal Herbs

Updated on February 24, 2013

Basic Homesteading Skills Lost?

Less than a century ago the use of herbs were used as common medicinal practice, and gardening was more than just a hobby. It appears that a generation or two has been skipped when passing on practical homesteading skills such as growing your own food and treating oneself with natural remedies. The amount of young adults today who simply have never planted a garden might seem alarming a hundred years ago; however today basic homesteading has become no longer needed with the abundance of options for food and medicine currently available.

Thanks to recent research and documentaries like Food Inc have more and more Americans become more aware how unhealthy most of these options have become. This has sparked a new desire for young Americans to turn back to their grass roots and learn practical living skill such as growing their own food.

As the truth is revealed how the products we use and consume on a daily basis, such as household cleaners, food and personal care products are made, have more decided to start making healthier decisions. It is very important that as we relearn what once where common living skills, that we pass this knowledge down to our children. Even if one never has to use such skills it is important for everyone to at least know how to grow food and to know of the natural options that are available to them. A great website to visit is www.learningherbs.com which is packed full of useful information pertaining to herbs and edible plants and there many practical uses.

Herbal Medicine Making Kit

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Learningherbs.com not only offers an abundance of free information, but sells products as well such as a make your own medicine kit. The Herbal Medicine Making Kit includes all that you need for making your own herbal tinctures and salves. Another impressive product they offer is the board game,Wildcraft. This is a board game the entire family can enjoy. This board game will not only enhance your knowledge on edible and medicinal plants but teaches teamwork and over 25 medicinal and edible plants used in most first aid applications as well.

Prescribed medications seem to have taken over the herbal medicinal era. Modern medicine is a wonderful thing; however many modern medications do have nasty side effects and often can cause additions as well. Let us not forget where a major source of our nutrition and medicine come from, and that is plants. Visit learningherb.com today and learn of the amazing properties these plants have to offer and how to harvest these plants for the practical uses they offer.

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    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR

      rpalulis 

      7 years ago from NY

      Best of luck to you on your first garden, and yes check out that site it is full of great info.

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you so much for this. I want to check out this site, and put it in my favourites for future use. This article is great timing, because I have been wanting to start a garden for the first time in my life this year (although my parents always had one.) This will help direct me in getting started. Thanks again for an excellent hub!

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR

      rpalulis 

      7 years ago from NY

      Yes I agree, I love this site too.

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      fbliangcha 

      7 years ago from Guangxi-Zhuang, China

      yes I know about this one learning herbs is a fun site to play around with and good content as well

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      Barbara 

      7 years ago

      Very nice Rob, I have been wanting to buy the medicine kit, last I checked they were sold out. I will try agian through the link from this article. Thanks

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR

      rpalulis 

      7 years ago from NY

      Katiem, that is awesome that your daughters embrace your love and respect for the earth. I love to see gardens in city's, its like a little oasis. Thanks for the comment and hope you achieve that goal of having that organic farm sooner than later.

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      katiem2 

      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      This is fantastic, I love it! My two daughters are always happy to plant and maintain their own gardens. We do this living in the city, it can be done anywhere. The hardest part was getting the soil moved in and healthy, it took a few years for that BUT it can be used all the while as it's a work in progress.

      They also make their own lip balms and lotions from the plants they grow. I have many a homemade beauty treatment handcrafted by them. I'm happy they embrace my love and respect for the earth. We one day plan to have a vast organic farm raising more and more of what we need. I hope it continues to catch on. Love, Peace and Joy to you my favorite Green Guru. :)

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      Lisa Smith 

      7 years ago from Coupeville, WA

      Awesome hub! I hope to learn more. Thank you for the info.

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR

      rpalulis 

      7 years ago from NY

      Darlene, thanks for the comment. Your question has just sparked a bunch of ideas for me to write about. Yes you can grow food all year round, and depending on where you live can it be easier or more challenging than others. There are many ways to keep the colder climate plants like lettuce, and kale that do not require a lot of heat during the winter. Stay tuned as you have just inspired some new hub material, and keep a look out for an e-mail

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      Darlene Sabella 

      7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Oh my darlin friend, I look so forward to your hubs, they excite me and make me want to learn so much. Ihave so many questions to answer. Now, can you grow anything in the winter, if so do you use a green house and how can you afford to keep it warm. I did send you a message about buying some product from you and I really want to work with you as I am becoming a vegan and want to creat an exciting product. You must contact me my dearest freind. Love you and yours, darski oh rate up

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago

      Excellent hub. Over the past year I have been trying to learn everything I can about herbal medicine, vitamins and minerals so I can be healthy without all the prescriptions. I will check out this site. Thanks.

    • rpalulis profile imageAUTHOR

      rpalulis 

      7 years ago from NY

      I agree! For years I have been a landscaper and have always enjoyed plants for design and now have such a greater appreciation and I am constantly learning and amazed what these plants can do.

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      Paula 

      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Great hub! This is a hobby of mine that is always fascinating to me, to learn about herbs and their uses. That they have really great medicinal uses is just amazing, and using them with newer medicines is something that can really help people.

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