Saturday, June 21, 2014

Herbs That Heal From Your Back Yard ~ Link Up Love

"A weed is a plant whose virtue is not yet known."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have been interested in natural health care ever since we had our first child. Thirteen years later, I am still convicted in healing from God's pharmacy but now have a desire to harvest the medicine from our own back yard. The hope is to eliminate those expensive health food stores with the realization that a weed becomes a medicine when you understand its properties! With that being said, here are some links shared from the 5th edition of The Art of Homemaking Mondays which will further our herbal knowledge. Do you recognize any of these plants from your back yard?

Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains shares about "self-heal" which is a member of the mint family. Visit her blog to learn about its health benefits including comfort for a sore throat.

Annie's Place gives us a treasure chest of information on plantain. This is sure to be found in your back yard and would be a blessing in your first aid kit.

Health & Home & Heritage shares some ideas on how to use herbs in the kitchen. These recipes are like a gentle medicine for the body.

"A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine."
~Henry David Thoreau

Thank you ladies for sharing these herbal ideas! You may want to include some of this information in your herbal. And please join us next week for The Art of Home-Making Mondays. Your post may be featured here :)


  1. Love the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, so true. Thank you kindly for the feature.
    It's so good to see others interested in herbs for medicine, too. The Lord is a wonderful Provider. :)

  2. Oh, thank you so much for sharing this, JES! I have a number of herbs growing in our vegetable garden which I am keen to use... I'll head over to visit these posts now:-)


  3. Sharing your post with my son's gf who is just completing an herbal internship on a farm in Ohio. Thanks much for a great post...

    1. That sounds wonderful! I would love to be involved in an herbal internship! Thank you for sharing :)

  4. Pinning this for later. Thank you so much for sharing these links!!!

  5. Very interesting blog on herbs. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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