Natural Ways to Improve Your Health

One way to enhance your health is to eat foods that are mineral rich. Minerals help you absorb more vitamins into your body. A fun way to add more minerals to your diet is to make a vinegar tincture to use on your salad.

My husband, Bruce has a nice batch of sage, salvia officinalis, growing in his garden. (Avoid if epileptic.) Sage is traditionally associated with longevity, and is a memory-enhancing herb. So my reiki apprentices went to the garden to make sage vinegar.

Garden Sage

After picking the tops of the plant, Bruce chopped it and filled a jar with cut-up plant material.

Picked Garden Sage

He filled the jar with apple cider vinegar.

preparing tincture

Bruce finished by capping the jar with a plastic lid and labeling it with the plant’s name and date. When he returned home he placed it in a cool, dry place for six weeks.

Wrapping up

We’ve also made vinegar with Red Raspberry Leaf, Mugwort, and Red Clover Blossoms. Later that hot morning, we found a vacant lot filled with Mugwort, Artemnesia Vulgaris. (Avoid during pregnancy.)

Lot filled with mugwort

After giving the plants a gift of a pinch of tobacco, we picked flowering tops. We let them dry for a week before placing them in a pouch. A pouch filled with dried mugwort placed under a pillow is said to produce prophetic dreams to one who sleeps with it.

For more information, contact Susun Weed, the author of HEALING WISE: Wise Woman Herbal. (Ash Tree Pub,  PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498.  ISBN 0-9614620-2-7)

One Response to “Natural Ways to Improve Your Health”

  1. Aaron says:

    I see gail wound up in all these pictures (and one of heather) lol
    this was a most amazing day of discovery and realization that everyting we need in life is growing right out of the ground. xoxo