Desert Wildcrafting & Desert Rain Salve

Desert Wildcrafting & Desert Rain Salve Recipe

Wildcrafting is the the act of gathering edible and medicinal plants from their natural habitat. Gathering edible and medicinal herbs can be a rewarding activity, especially when learning to identify plants to safely use as medicine for your family. God has provided a way to naturally care for the health of our family through the […]

How to Make an Oxymel

Preparing our ingredients for a Juniper berry oxymel.

An oxymel is an ancient Greek medicinal drink that is simply honey and vinegar mixed together. An oxymel is traditionally used for cough with congestion. It is said to break up the congestion so that you can cough it up and it can also be used as a tonic for wellness and energy. Healing Benefits […]

What is The Biblical Juniper?

Juniperus californicus by Tamra

The next plant I want to cover in this series is Juniper. This is my plant to get to know this year as they surround me. The smell of this plant is rich, and pungent and similar to pine but oh so different. During the rain in the high desert  area of my neighborhood this […]

Edible and Medicinal Plants From The Bible: Aloe

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Most people don’t think of the Word of God as a health or herbalism text. While I agree it technically is not, as a home school mom we have used the Bible as our main text for many subjects. The Bible actually has a lot more to say about plants, whole food, diet, and herbs, […]

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