Garden plants that can be dried for teas, cosmetics & herbal remedies

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

by Renee Lindstrom

Medicinal & Beauty Cabinet of Backyard Forager

Above is a picture of plants gathered from our yard and surrounding community (less than kilometer away) that have been dried and are being saved for tea, cosmetics and herbal remedies.   Below are lists of the seeds, leaves, stems and roots from our garden that have been dried.  Links to plant properties are included on some and are highlighted.  

 More on drying flowers, leaves and roots

3 easy steps for home style drying rack


Dried Seeds

Seeds are the fruit of the the plant and can be saved for future planting, used in cooking & baking and for sprouting.  Some seeds can be ground into flour, prepared as a coffee replacement or for tea

More on drying flowers, leaves and roots

3 easy steps for home style drying rack


Dried Flowers

Dried flowers can be used to make tea combinations, infusions for skin & hair, infusions for herbal remedies, infused honey, to add scent & colour to recipes,  to make natural dyes and used as potpourri

 More on drying flowers, leaves and roots

3 easy steps for home style drying rack


Dried Leaves

Dried leaves can be used to make tea combinations, infusions for skin & hair, infusions for herbal remedies and to make natural dyes

More on drying flowers, leaves and roots

3 easy steps for home style drying rack


Dried Root

Dried roots can be used to make tea combinations, infusions for skin & hair, infusions for herbal remedies 

  • Comphrey
  • Dandelion
  • Mullein
  • Yellow Dock

 More on drying flowers, leaves and roots

3 easy steps for home style drying rack


Here are some of the ways I process my harvest

Once the plants are harvested it’s time for us to get creative.  Here are some of the ways that we enjoy integrating the garden harvest into our lives:

 

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Recommended Reading:

  • Backyard Medicine – Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies by Authors
    Julie-Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal
  • Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992
  • The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide by North Atlantic Books, 2016, by Thomas Easley (Author), Steven Horne (Author)

    Book Comment:  5.0 out of 5 stars – This is a great book about making herbal medicine – By L. Meissneron on June 23, 2017
    Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase:  This is a great book about making herbal medicine. It goes into great detail with the different ways to make herbal medicine and specific ways to prepare certain plants. There are also tons of great herbal recipes to follow. Not just for beginners, but those who what to expand their knowledge of herbal preparations.


Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

 

 

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