Dried herbs herbal tinctures have a longer shelf life. Dried herbs can be kept for a year, keep them in clean, screw top glass jars and be sure to label them with the date and contents. Store tinctures in a dark glass bottle for up to three years.
You can use the dried herbs to make healing teas, ointments, balm, and medicine.
Arnica ointment, is great for painful muscles and bruising.
Calendula (a special type of marigold), provides an excellent home-cure for cuts, grazes, minor skin complaints, bruises, blisters, diaper rash and other ailments such as athlete`s foot. Bay helps with skin rashes and bruises.
Echinacea is especially useful as an immune booster.
White willow bark, is as powerful as taking an aspirin.
Gather your supplies and create healthy medicine for yourself, your children and your community.