~ Materia Medica ~
In this section you will find information about amazing plants and substances to help you make personalized concoctions for yourself and your family. Enjoy researching!
~ Herbalists ~
~ Healthy Use of This Information ~
This is a place to read about not only kids and crafts but food, herbs, and health. This is a place to get inspired, I hope, and share ideas. I mostly use nutritive herbs. Herbs that are like food, safe and nourishing yet as with anything care should be taken when using herbs. Always listen to your body and stop taking any herbs that cause discomfort. Generally use of nutritive herbs provides the best results when used consistently over a long period of time. This is not a place to get or replace medical advice. I am not a doctor and I do not provide medical advice. Please be sure to always check with a qualified medical professional for any medical issues.
All the crafts and projects I offer here I have tried out myself with my family and often other kids. Please use discretion and common sense when attempting any project. Keep dangerous items away from little hands and have fun experimenting.
Additional considerations ~ If you are a very sensitive individual, do a scratch test before taking any new herbs or seek the advise of a qualified herbalist. To do a scratch test, take a small bit of the medicinal and rub it on the roof of your mouth. Wait 24 hours. If there is no sign of an allergic reaction, proceed with taking the herb(s). If you are unsure, please consult a qualified herbalist and as always listen to your body.
For a more in depth look at using herbs safely please visit my guest post "Herbal Medicine Safety Considerations" over at Natural Living Mama.