Archive for the 'Herbal Preparations' Category

Herbal Tinctures

Author: Carla Fiscina
May 23, 2011

herbal tinctureHerbal tinctures are definitely among the most commonly used and most effective herbal preparations. Tinctures are actually concentrated liquid herbal extracts, which include three main ingredients: dried herbs, pure alcohol (possibly vodka, brandy, rum or other solvent) and spring or distilled water. However, some people prefer preparing alcohol-free tinctures using apple vinegar or vegetable glycerine as a primary solvent. Herbal tinctures are very potent and strong, that is why the best way to use them diluted in warm water, fresh fruit of vegetable juice and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Ointments

Author: Carla Fiscina
March 16, 2011

Herbal OintmentsHerbal ointments or herbal salves (which are basically the same type of herbal preparations) are made of beeswax and infused herbal oils (which can be prepared by adding dry herbs to high quality vegetable oil). Herbal ointments work best for skin care and are frequently used in herbal medicine to treat a number of skin conditions (like cuts, burns, insect bites, etc.), as well as for soothing and nourishing the skin. Herbal salves are an excellent solution for massages and nourishing dry skin. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Oils

Author: Carla Fiscina
February 14, 2011

infused oilsWhat can be more pleasant and positive than gathering a bowl of fresh jasmine, rosemary, St. John’s Wort, calendula or chamomile flowers for preparing your own herbal oils? You may be surprised but making herbal infused oils is quite an easy thing, and you can use these herbal oils for preparing other types of herbal preparations like herbal ointments or herbal salves. The greatest advantage of preparing your own herbal oils is the opportunity to use various combinations of herbs and herbal materials for making massage oils or other types of medicinal oils. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Syrups

Author: Carla Fiscina
January 14, 2011

Making herbal syrupsAlong with herbal candies, herbal syrups are among the most favorite herbal preparations of both children and adults. Herbal syrup is a type of preparation which is produced by blending herbal decoctions or herbal infusions with sugar, honey, maple syrup, vegetable glycerin or other type of natural demulcent.  It is also possible to use special aromatic agents like essential oils or herbal extracts. It is very easy to give a treatment to a child in the form of herbal syrup. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Candies

Author: Carla Fiscina
December 30, 2010

Herbal CandiesCan anything be considered a better herbal remedy for a child than a herbal candy? Every mom will say that it is much easier to make a child eat a candy than a pill or an extract. Another important advantage of herbal candies is the opportunity to create a custom formula and add to such candies everything your child likes: raisins, honey, nuts, sunflower seeds, coconut powder, dried fruit and so on. Herbal candies can be a great solution for all mums whose children refuse taking other types of herbal remedies or herbal preparations. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Powders

Author: Carla Fiscina
December 16, 2010

Herbal PowdersThere are many types of herbal preparations, some of which are easy to prepare and some require special skills and knowledge. Herbal powders are definitely among the simplest ways to use your dried medicinal herbs and plants for preparing special therapeutic mixtures of herbal materials, or other types of herbal remedies. Actually, herbal powders have a vast variety of uses: they can be used for body skin care, for herbal baths, for treating skin abrasions, inflammations, as a part of dental care or many other types of treatments. Read the rest of this entry »