Different Preparations

1. Decoction (any method)

1.What herb(s)/spice(s) you chose and WHY

Ginger – This contains an antioxidant that helps with anxiety.
Tulsi leaves – helps to fight cortisol which is present when one is stressed.
2. The herb/spice(s) properties.
Ginger – Anti-inflammatory, Gingerol, Antioxidants
Tulsi Leaves – Adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, Immuno-modulating
3. Your recipe (How much of each item will be used)
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp Tulsi leaves
1 cup cold water
4. Directions (Make sure to walk me through each and every step you would take to create the recipe.  Including times!)
Place ginger and tulsi leaves in a large sauce pan add 1 cup of water. Bring to a gentle boil. Cover and simmer for about 20 - 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 30 minutes. Strain herbs from water and drink.
5. What you expect the recipe will do.
It is my hope that this recipe will help with my anxiety.
Healthline 11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger Author Joe Leech https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11 ... -of-ginger
Herbal Academy How to Make an Herbal Decoction Author Angela Justishttps://theherbalacademy.com/herbal-decoction/
NDTV Food 6 Natural Herbs for Anxiety to Calm You Down Author Priya Prakash https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/6-nat ... wn-1674389
The Spruce Eats What is Tulsi? Author Lindsey Goodwin https://www.thespruceeats.com/what-is-tulsi-766436

2. Extract (any method)
1. What herb(s)/spice(s) you chose and WHY

Calendula
2.The herb/spice(s) properties.
Calendula helps promote blood flow which is good for healing.
3. Your recipe (How much of each item will be used)
1 tsp Calendula
Enough vegetable glycerin to cover the herb and about an inch over.
4. Directions (Make sure to walk me through each and every step you would take to create the recipe.  Including times!)
Place the Calendula in a small 1 pint jar. Fill with vegetable glycerin to about 2 inches below the rim of the jar. Place the jar somewhere you will see it every day so that you can give it a shake. Do this every day for 3-4 weeks.
5. What you expect the recipe will do.
This should be very good for cuts and scrapes. Rub a small amount over the cut or scrape to help with healing.
Advanced Tissue Plants that Aid in the Wound Healing Process Author Advanced Tissue https://advancedtissue.com/2016/05/plan ... g-process/
Bulk Herb Store Herbal Extracts: What They Are and How to Use Them Author Jill York https://www.bulkherbstore.com/blog/herbal-extracts/
3. Infusion
1.What herb(s)/spice(s) you chose and WHY

Plantain Leaf
2.The herb/spice(s) properties.
Good for respiratory and lung issues. Good for coughs as well. It can also help to relieve irritation in respiratory issues.
3.Your recipe (How much of each item will be used)
3 tsp plantain leaf
1 cup water
4. Directions (Make sure to walk me through each and every step you would take to create the recipe.  Including times!)
Bring the water to a boil. Pour over plantain leaves. Allow to steep for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes strain the plantain leaves out of the water and use the infusion as needed.
5. What you expect the recipe will do?
I would use this recipe for respiratory issues such as bronchitis or colds to help with cough and breathing easier.
Cambridge Mask Co. [/bHandy Herbal Remedies for Great Respiratory Health Author Hannah Webb https://cambridgemask.com/blog/herbal-remedies/

4. Oil (any method)
1.What herb(s)/spice(s) you chose and WHY

Cayenne
2.The herb/spice(s) properties.
This is good for arthritic pain and sprains. It's used for digestion, blood circulation, and energy.
3.Your recipe (How much of each item will be used)
½ oz cayenne
½ cup oil
4.Directions (Make sure to walk me through each and every step you would take to create the recipe.  Including times!)
Add cayenne to oil and allow to steep overnight. The next day, strain through a muslin cloth to get all the bits of cayenne. Store the oil in dry place.
5. What you expect the recipe will do.
I would be using this to help my dad with both arthritic pain and blood circulation. I would be my hope that this would help him with both.

The Modern Herbal Primer: A Simple Guide to the Magic and Medicine of Healing Herbs
 Author Nancy Burke and the Editors of The Old Farmer's Almanac (Yankee Publishing, 2000) 47-48
5. Salve or Ointment
1.What herb(s)/spice(s) you chose and WHY

Chamomile
Cleavers
2.The herb/spice(s) properties.
Chamomile – Helpful for arthritis, swelling, burns, minor cuts, and sunburn.
Cleavers – Good for dry, scaly skin conditions and wound healing properties.
3.Your recipe (How much of each item will be used)
1oz. Chamomile
1oz. Cleavers
1 pint oil
4.Directions (Make sure to walk me through each and every step you would take to create the recipe.  Including times!)
Place herbs into oil in a saucepan. Gently heat for about an hour. Strain and cool the mixture. Store in the refrigerator.
5.What you expect the recipe will do.
This would be used for minor cuts and bruises to help with healing. This could also be used to help with dry skin.
The Modern Herbal Primer: A Simple Guide to the Magic and Medicine of Healing Herbs Author Nancy Burke and the Editors of The Old Farmer's Almanac (Yankee Publishing, 2000) 49-52
6. Syrup
1.What herb(s)/spice(s) you chose and WHY

Peppermint
2.The herb/spice(s) properties.
Good for upset stomach and cold or flu
3.Your recipe (How much of each item will be used)
2Tbsp Peppermint
2 cups water
2 cups honey
4.Directions (Make sure to walk me through each and every step you would take to create the recipe.  Including times!)
Steep the peppermint in water for 10-20 minutes. Allow to cool then strain. Add 2 cups honey to the water and heat until well incorporated. Allow to cool and bottle.
5.What you expect the recipe will do.
This should make a good cough syrup that would also be good for an upset stomach.
The Spruce The 10 Best Herbs for Homemade Cough Syrup Author Amy Jeanroy https://www.thespruce.com/herbs-to-make ... ps-1762322

7. Tea
1.What herb(s)/spice(s) you chose and WHY

Echinacea
2.The herb/spice(s) properties.
Immunostimulant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-septic
3.Your recipe (How much of each item will be used)
1 oz. Echinacea
1 pint water
4.Directions (Make sure to walk me through each and every step you would take to create the recipe.  Including times!)
Bring water to a boil. Pour into cup. Add Echinacea and allow to steep for at least 5-10 minutes. Strain Echinacea from water and enjoy.
5.What you expect the recipe will do.
It would be my hope that this would help with my immune system. Could also be used for cold and cough.
The Modern Herbal Primer: A Simple Guide to the Magic and Medicine of Healing Herbs Author Nancy Burke and the Editors of The Old Farmer's Almanac (Yankee Publishing, 2000) 54-56

8. Tincture (any method)
1.What herb(s)/spice(s) you chose and WHY

Turmeric
2.The herb/spice(s) properties.
Antibiotic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and circulatory stimulator.
3.Your recipe (How much of each item will be used)
1 oz. Turmeric
8 oz Vodka
4.Directions (Make sure to walk me through each and every step you would take to create the recipe.  Including times!)
Place Turmeric in a glass jar. Add enough Vodka to cover the herb. Allow to sit for about 6 weeks. Shake every day. After the 6 weeks, use cheesecloth or muslin to strain the liniment.
5.What you expect the recipe will do.
This tincture would be good for several things such as cold or flu, inflammation, and for my dad's circulatory issues.

Healthline What You Need to Know About Herbal Tinctures Author Erica Cirino https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-a-tincture
The Modern Herbal Primer: A Simple Guide to the Magic and Medicine of Healing Herbs Author Nancy Burke and the Editors of The Old Farmer's Almanac (Yankee Publishing, 2000) 99-100

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