Save Up To 70% on Bulk Herbs: Better Than Black Friday!

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Below are the herbs that are 70% off and a short description of them. Check out the sale here! Ends June 30, 2017

 

Alfalfa

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Alfalfa is often called the “king of plants” because of it being so high in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Alfalfa is great by itself or added to teas and tinctures.

Read more about it here.

Regular Price: $6.75
Sale Price: $4.72

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Betonite Green Clay – Calcium

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 This clay is carefully harvested to preserve all essential minerals that your body needs and is perfect for external uses for detoxing. Do you know if you if you use this clay, you not only pull toxins out of your body but your body also absorbs these essential minerals? Read how to take a detox clay bath here.

Buy bentonite clay for detoxing here!

Regular Price: $8.50
Sale Price: $5.10

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Calendula

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Calendula reduces inflammation in the mouth and throat and is a great herb for the skin health. Use it for burns and wounds!

Read more here.

Regular Price: $19.25
Sale Price: $13.48

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Chia Seeds

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I love putting chia seeds in our daily homemade probiotic smoothies! They blend in so nicely and give us a ton of nutrition. Chia has 3 times more iron than spinach, 6 times more calcium than milk, 2 times more potassium than bananas & 15 times more magnesium than broccoli! 

Read more about chia seeds here.

Regular Price: $8.50
Sale Price: $5.95

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Creamy Pumpkin Pie Tea

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This tea consists of: 
  • Red Rooibus - high in minerals, antioxidants; boosts the immune system; helps nervous system, allergies and digestive problems.
  • Cinnamon Chips - dispels colds and winter chills, kills bacteria and viruses; helps digestion, increases circulation.
  • Orange Peel - lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, helps digestion, lessens abdominal bloating
  • Cloves - kills bacteria, parasites, fights free radical oxidation, helps pain, aids digestion.
  • Ginger root - most of us know its many benefits for nausea and digestion.  It also fights cancer and the flu, and boosts energy.

Regular Price: $14.95
Sale Price: $8.97

Find Creamy Pumpkin Pie Tea here.

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Dandelion Root

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Many people consider dandelion to be a pesky yard weed, but it’s actually:

  • One of the best blood purifiers and builders available.
  • High in vitamins and minerals, especially calcium.
  • Contains all the nutritive salts for the blood. Dandelion restores and balances the blood so anemia that is caused by deficiencies of these blood salts disappears.
  • Overweight people when losing weight can become over acidic. These acids in the blood are destroyed by dandelion.
  • One of the best liver cleansers. It increases the activity of the liver and the flow of bile into the intestines.
  • Increases activity of the pancreas and the spleen.
  • Good for the female organs.
  • Helps open urinary passages.

Has been used in the following:

  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Anemia
  • Appetite
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Blood purifier
  • Eczema
  • Liver cleanser
  • Yellow jaundice
  • Low blood pressure
  • Weight loss

Find Dandelion Root here.

Regular Price: $12.50
Sale Price: $8.75

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Green Salve Mix

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I love this salve mix!  
 
I make my own antibacterial salve from this mix.  You can find me writing about it here.  The herbs in this mix numb pain, stops the itch of bites, heals, and soothes.  It draws out infection and poison, is antiseptic and antibacterial.  This salve can be used on wounds, bites, boils, rashes {including diaper rash}, chapped or dry skin.
 
 
Find Green Salve Mix here.
 
Regular Price: $17.95
Sale Price: $10.77
 
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Lobelia

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Lobelia is a powerful relaxing herb and perfect for respiratory problems! It’s one of the key herbs in my VERY FAVORITE tea for coughs, congestion, asthma, etc.! Check out the recipe for lung tea here.

Buy lobelia on sale here!

Regular Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $10.17

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Nettle Leaf

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Nettle is my favorite herb to take during pregnancy to reduce water weight! I drank it in a tea mix every day by the glass full. It’s not just for pregnancy, though! This nutrient rich herb is a significant source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, silicon, potassium chloride, chlorophyll, protein, and dietary fiber. The vitamin content may help support vibrant skin, hair, nails, and a healthy liver, kidneys and respiratory system.

Buy nettle here!

Regular Price: $8.50
Sale Price: $5.95

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Check out what else is on sale at the Bulk Herb Store here

How To Make Homemade Wild Rose Jelly

How To Make Wild Rose Jelly | Jills Home Remedies | Learn how to make wild rose jelly with this easy recipe! Did you know that roses are edible? There was a day that I never gave it a thought! Roses make me think of romance and courtship, but not food. When I stumbled upon a magazine that showed women preparing salad that contained rose petals, I knew I just had to make something yummy with the wild roses growing in the woods.

The fruit of roses, called rose hips (buy here), are most often the edible part of the rose used because it’s so high in vitamin C. The rose petals, however, are also edible and are especially high in polyphenols, an important antioxidant. 

I found a wild rose bush out in the woods and decided to make some jelly. You can use roses in your yard also, as long as you’re SURE it has not been sprayed with pesticides. This is very important with eating flower petals. So, don’t ever buy roses from the store for your next meal. Those are not edible.

Here’s what a wild rose looks like.  All roses have thorns on the stems, too.
 
 
It sure was a prickly situation picking these rose petals. I had thorns from the wild rose bush, and thorns from blackberry bushes intertwined with the rose bush to deal with. You can snip off the flower head from the bush because you want to use the petals right away since they lose their nutritional value quickly.
 
It was too prickly around the bush for me, though, to be able to cut the heads off. I had to give it everything I had just to reach some of the petals! At one point I had thorns grabbing my hair and clothes from all directions at the same time. The more I moved, the worse the situation got!  I know I looked hilarious. Next time I need to be clothed in all leather, or something. :)
 
I did manage to get about a cup of petals. A lot of the petals had fallen off the bush, so next year I’m going to get them sooner!
  How To Make Wild Rose Jelly | Jills Home Remedies | Learn how to make wild rose jelly with this easy recipe!
 
Just when I was positive that I had every last petal, and I managed to work my way out of the thorns, I turned around and saw a small cluster of 2 or 3 flowers mocking me that I missed them. I decided it wasn’t worth it to venture back to get those few petals because they were in the prickliest part of the bush. I’ll leave those to the insects!
 
Like I said, make sure you do something with the petals as soon as you can before they lose their nutritional value. Wash each petal well and pat dry.
 

Homemade Wild Rose Jelly

Ingredients

1 C. fresh rose petals or 1/2 cup dried rose petals (buy here)
1 1/2 C. water
juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbs.)
1 1/2 C. granulated sugar
1 Pkg. Sure-Jell pectin

Directions

  1. Combine the rose petals, 3/4 cup water and lemon juice in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Slowly add the sugar and blend well.
  4. Bring the remaining 3/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  5. Stir in the pectin and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Pour the hot mixture into the blender with the other ingredients and blend 1 minute.
  7. Pour into sterilized jars.
  8. Wipe the rims of the jars clean and seal with canning lids.
  9. Process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
This recipe yielded 2 half pints (or jelly jars). The taste is tart and sweet. It’s perfect on homemade bread, ice cream, or pancakes! 
Homemade Wild Rose Jelly
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C. rose petals or 1/2 cup dried rose petals
  2. 1 1/2 C. water
  3. juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbs.)
  4. 1 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  5. 1 Pkg. Sure-Jell pectin
Instructions
  1. Combine the rose petals, 3/4 cup water and lemon juice in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Slowly add the sugar and blend well.
  4. Bring the remaining 3/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  5. Stir in the pectin and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Pour the hot mixture into the blender with the other ingredients and blend 1 minute.
  7. Pour into sterilized jars.
  8. Wipe the rims of the jars clean and seal with canning lids.
  9. Process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
Notes
  1. Yields 2 half pint (or jelly) jars.
Adapted from Herb Mentor
Adapted from Herb Mentor
Jill's Home Remedies http://jillshomeremedies.com/

Have you ever made rose jelly?

This post is linked to: Like a Bubbling Brook 

This post is updated from its original posting of  July 1, 2011.

Natural Living Spring Giveaway

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With spring right around the corner, it’s time for a natural living giveaway! But not just any natural living giveaway, I have joined with a few naturally minded friends who also want to share a few of their favorite things!

And what happens when 3 herbalists and a chiropractor get together to bless their readers?

You get this amazing package of goodies:

Essential Oils

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Sara Elizabeth from A Mama’s Story is giving away a mini-diffuser and a bottle of citrus fresh. Citrus Fresh is one of my favorite blends. With its wonderfully uplifting fragrance, I love how it supports clarity and focus.

Ways to use Citrus Fresh in my home:

  • Diffuse around my children while they’re doing school.
  • Add a few drops to a cup of vinegar to soften and freshen clothes in the washer.
  • Add a few drops to a cloth and toss into the dryer to add fragrance to clothes as they dry.
  • In the evenings, I love to add Citrus Fresh to Lavender in my diffuser to promote relaxation.

Herbs

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I’m shipping a 1/2 pound bag of Red Raspberry Leaf to the winner! This is an herb I keep on hand all the time because it’s so nutritious, beneficial for the whole family, and safe for any age!

Red raspberry leaf boasts a long lists of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are a great benefit for any member of the family. Whether it’s consumed for daily nutrition or as needed nourishment during times of illness, this herb can make a huge difference for the whole family!

While anyone can use this herb, red raspberry is most popular for women’s health. It nourishes the uterus, tones the reproductive areas, and may make for an easier birth for pregnant mamas. It also can help to balance hormones and ease menstrual cramps for all ages.

Organization

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My friend Nicole of Some Call it Natural is providing an absolute treat, especially if you’re a planner junkie like me. She’s generously giving away one copy of her 2017 Some Call it Natural Planner.

If you don’t want to wait to see if you won a copy, you can head over and purchase one. The planner is available in both an undated and dated format. You can also check out some sample pages while you’re there. Included is just about anything you need to keep your days smoothly.

Homemade Goodness

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And finally, leave it to my friend Meagan of Growing Up Herbal, to provide something wonderful–a DIY Elderberry Syrup kit! Elderberry syrup is a mainstay in my home, and there’s nothing like one made in a mama’s kitchen. If you haven’t visited Meagan’s site recently, she’s an absolute treasure trove of information.

What an awesome bundle of gifts. Take your time and enter below. Some options can be used once a day, so take advantage of that. Have an awesome week ahead!

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