Category Archives: Herbal preparations

November Herbal Blog Party on Morning Wake Up Beverages

coffee-cup-cupperTansy hosted November’s herbal blog party.   The subject was morning beverages…be it coffee, mate, or some herbal concoction.  Herbalists  share our  morning beverage rituals.   Here is the blogroll:

Karen Vaughan writes about the benefits of coffee and talks about mixing it with herbs

Lisl writes all about chai and includes a recipe for her favorite blend

Susan Lubbers writes about waking up with a holy cuppa…holy basil!

Chai massalaDarcey Blue French shares her chocamatamatelatte recipe

Kiva Rose writes of the wild woodlands morning brew, with a combination of herbs that you might never have thought of trying

Need a little caffeine in your morning ritual? Try Rosalee de la Foret’s suggestions for black tea

Tansy’s idea of a great caffeine free morning beverage: roasted root chai

Aquarian Bath’s secret to a great cup of earl grey tea

Stephany shares some great recipes for all sorts of moods!

Aartiana writes about her favorite morning infusions

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Video on Making Plantain Poultices

My article on how to make a plantain spit poultice now has a YouTube video to illustrate the technique.  Keewaydinoquay’s story on plantain is here.

How to Make A Plantain Poultice That Could Save Your Life

BTW, if you subscribe to my YouTube channel, you will see several new videos, as soon as my son Nick edits them. (And I’d appreciate ratings and comments since it is a new account!)

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How to Make A Plantain Spit Poultice

I got a phone call this morning from a woman who had been bitten by an insect and was swelling up.  Fortunately I had a picture of broad leaf plantain on my website so was able to tell her how to make a spit poultice to draw it out.

Broadleaf plantain
Broadleaf plantain -Plantago major

I first learned about plantain poultices when Wisconsin ethnobotanist and Anishinaabeg medicine woman Keewaydinoquay Peschel during her last trip to the east coast. She had used plantain to draw out all kinds of things from insect bites to glass during her years as tribal medicine woman.  One year she was lecturing to her class on plantain while a student’s visiting mother sat in on the class.  Three years later a package arrived for her from Florida, a thank-you gift from the student’s mother.  It seems that the woman and two friends were gardening in Florida and had been bitten by a spider.  They didn’t think too much of it, insect bites being fairly common, but on her way home she saw some plantain growing, remembered the lecture and made a spit poultice to draw out the venom.   The next morning her friends were dead and she was well. Continue reading How to Make A Plantain Spit Poultice

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