Having medicinal herbs on hand at home is a great way to not only improve your health but learn. Every week or month pick and herb, buy a little bit and work with it. Taste it, test it in things, read about it, experiment. You will start to develop knowledge all on your own and working with herbs will come a little bit more intuitively, this is what I have found. Ideally, you want to keep herbs in a air-tight, dry container. I use canning jars and leftover jars from purchased food goods. You also want to keep it away from too much light and heat to preserve freshness. Below is a list of the medicinal herbs in my home apothecary and I am slowly working through this list to provide you with a page designated to the folklore of each herb, as well as it's medicinal uses with a recipe or two along the way.
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