A small group of herbology and primitive engineering students from The Human Path and the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine will be joining the non-profit organization Missions of Grace to travel to remote communities in Nicaragua in November 2012. In Nicaragua, in partnership with local communities, we will be participating in health care clinics along… Continue reading Zombies invade Nicaragua fundraiser event
On April 21st I was lucky to get to sit in on Nicole Telkes’ basic and more advanced herbology classes that she teaches for her school, the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine. We talked a lot about taxonomies and botany, and along with Sam Coffman, who teaches herbology for The Human Path, I learned some… Continue reading A day full of stuff!
Carla and Stephanie, teachers at the Austin-based Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine, led our eager group on an early evening plant walk in the Muller Development in East Austin. I’ve posted the brief comments they made about each plant, to the best of my ability. Please note that many of these plants have fantastic medicinal… Continue reading Austin plant walk with the Wildflower School
With all the rain that drought-stricken Austin has experienced lately, my lawn has gone kind of crazy with green growth. In addition to the weedy grass that inevitably grows there, I have a great herbal pharmacy and salad bar. So far the following plants have graciously popped up in my front yard: Dandelion Milk Thistle… Continue reading Eight reasons not to mow my lawn
If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, what does a spoonful of fire cider do? Fire cider is a concoction of hot peppers, ginger, garlic and apple cider vinegar, and other stuff if you feel so inclined. It is a health tonic that can help boost immunity and improve circulation. As Jack… Continue reading Make your own fire cider
Sucking chest wounds. Blisters. Altitude Mountain Sickness. Spider bites. Evacuation techniques. Sprained ankles. These are just of a long list of ailments and injuries I learned how to treat in my Wilderness First Aid Certification class this past weekend. As any first aid knowledge, the skills I learned will come in handy at any time,… Continue reading Wilderness First Aid Certification class
Sam Coffman of The Human Path has released a video on preparing an herbal liniment for sprains and muscle strains. Sam regularly teaches classes on herbology and herbal preparations. As you will note from my previous post on how to make salves, much of the process is actually similar. Additionally, because one of the salves… Continue reading Herbal First Aid Kit: Liniments