Many home therapies or old wives' remedies can be learned and utilized. For example, my grandmother would put me in a tepid bath if my fever was too high and give me elderflower tea with some honey to cool me down. If you had a toothache, clove oil was applied until a dentist could be seen.
Making salves and infused oils for the many complaints is a must and so much fun. There are salves for sore muscles, strains, arthritis, sciatica, scrapes and cuts, burns, bites, poison ivy, and so much more.
Home healers can walk in nature or outside their front doors for remedies—wild violet syrup for coughs or dandelion root for making digestive bitters to aid digestion and relieve gas.
You can grow your herb garden in pots on a patio or balcony or a garden that will provide many of your herbal needs. It is gratifying to see your homegrown herbs drying in your abode, ready for use when your family needs them.
I know this sounds like a lot to learn, but if you start with baby steps and learn a little at a time, you will be amazed at how soon you will begin to feel competent. Becoming a home healer is a lifelong journey of learning and self-satisfaction! Not to mention the money you will save!
There seems to be a consensus for us to get back to the earth and become more self-sufficient, and these skill sets are essential and a whole lot of fun!
CLICK below for the Home Healer courses at the Academy and walk in the steps of your ancestors!
Digestive Health Course
Winter Wellness Course
Language of Plants Course
Salves and Balms Course
(c) Wendy Murdoch