Category: Krista’s Herbs

My Herbal First Aid Kit: Travel Edition

This is what we carry with us when we travel: Arnica Salve for bumps, bruises and sprains Hemp Salve for skin irritation and as a face moisturiser Anti-Fungal Salve for any yeast or fungal infections and as a good antibacterial ointment Lavender essential oil for insomnia, stress… Continue Reading “My Herbal First Aid Kit: Travel Edition”

Bye-Bye Bruise Salve

I was just exiting the parking shuttle which was dropping us off at the airport for our trip to Kiev. The shuttle driver closed the van door behind me and caught my leg in it. I guess I was standing too close to the… Continue Reading “Bye-Bye Bruise Salve”

Stomach Flu Blues

Kiev is a lovely city. Possibly one of my favourites. Dan and I had an amazing time walking around and exploring this unique city. The Cyrillic script tripped me up the first day, but after the second day, I got the hang of it… Continue Reading “Stomach Flu Blues”

Calendula Healing Salve

I grow tons of Calendula in my garden. Every day during summer, I harvest a basket of Calendula blossoms, dehydrate them and add them to my ever-growing jar of dried Calendula blooms. This jar (it’s huge) will serve all of our Calendula needs for… Continue Reading “Calendula Healing Salve”

Yarrow Tincture

This tincture can be used effectively to support a fever, in the instance of cold and flu and to put on a wound to prevent or treat infection. It is a great component to an Herbal First Aid Kit. Yarrow Tincture Yarrow stems, leaves… Continue Reading “Yarrow Tincture”

Knit-Together Salve

This salve is an excellent choice for internal injuries. It takes full advantage of the healing constituents found in Comfrey (Symphytum officinale). Comfrey has been used and documented since the Middle Ages as an extraordinary internal healer. The Latin name Symphytum is a derivative… Continue Reading “Knit-Together Salve”

Herbal Remedy Workshop

If you live in České Budějovice or nearby, please join us for the first of many Herbal Seminars. This workshop will focus on herbal remedies for the summer season, specifically insect repellent and salves against bug bites. I will work with each participant, teaching… Continue Reading “Herbal Remedy Workshop”

Stings and Bites Salve

My Stings and Bites Salve is a go to for any type of insect sting, bug bite, splinter, infection, blister, boil or infected acne. It contains Plantain and Chamomile infused in olive oil, beeswax and lavender essential oil. The most active constituent is plantain… Continue Reading “Stings and Bites Salve”

Thyme Cough Syrup

This syrup is a staple in our house year round. My husband keeps a bottle at work, we have several bottles here at home and I often give it as a gift. This cough syrup is yummy and really does the trick, whether during… Continue Reading “Thyme Cough Syrup”

Leave Me Alone! Insect Repellent

My husband and I hike in the forest behind our house everyday. The forest borders a river and is surrounded by man-made lakes. There are tons of mosquitoes, horseflies, ticks and these flying bugs of dubious identity that latch on and crawl around our… Continue Reading “Leave Me Alone! Insect Repellent”