First Aid Herbs For Summer Time Fun & Adventures

Season #1 Episode #36

Hello, herbalists. The sun is shining, the air is warming, it’s the time of the season for my favorite thing: GETTING OUTSIDE! WOO HOO! So many adventures await us around every corner. If you’re like me & my family, though, we play hard which can land us in some serious scrapes...and bites and bee stings and all kinds of crazy things! Luckily, nature has given us all these beautiful plants that can help us under those circumstances.

In this episode I tell you all about four absolutely must-know-and-identify, see-and-observe plants to have around when I'm getting outside for summer fun. Today’s featured friends are Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Plantain (Plantago major) & (Plantago lanceolata), St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), and Arnica (Arnica montana), but before we get specific we must talk about the importance of proper plant identification and sustainable harvesting first.

So come with me down the Herbalist’s Path to epic and safe outdoor fun.

Make sure you're nourishing your body and you're taking care of you from the inside out. Remember, different bodies react to herbs in different ways. The information presented is in no way meant to diagnose or remedy any ailment. Find out what works for you with the help of a certified herbalist, naturopathic practitioner, or other health There’s a variety of ways to get this plant medicine in your body --tinctures, salves & balms, teas, etc. Check out Mountain Mel’s herbal products at, like Diges-Teas, After Burn, & Essential Salve mentioned in this episode. Use code THP15 at checkout to receive  15% off just for listening. Or make your own with bulk herbs from our affiliate partners at Mountain Rose Herbs or Oshala Farms.

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Thanks for joining me today. Let’s inspire a movement where there’s an herbalist in every home...again! Together we can make herbalism #spreadlikewildflowers

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