Hi, I'm new to Local Harvest, and am soo glad to find this group, yet I felt a bit like a "Red headed Step Farmer" because I'm a herb grower and the herbs forum is so bare, I know that many farmers and especially cattle farmers like to stay waaaaayyy away from med herb growers, because we use the herbs (called weeds by many) that many farmers find a problem in thier fields.I am a humble grower in the mountains... not well suited for plows but exellent growing conditions for the herbs, with the higher elevation and clean air, water, and unlimited resources to nature (including wildlife, bears and cubs, wild cats, coyotes, turkey, deer etc.I look forward to learning all I can from the farmers and growers here, and am glad that "Herbs" are included at Local Harvest.
It's really nice to hear from the different herb growers as they are a very important part of natural farming. My first choice is natural remedies for illnesses/plagues exhibited by my livestock, it is a much needed resource, please keep up the great work,
I have met many "old timers" (though I'm getting there myself), that cured theirselves, using natural and herbal cures that they used on their animals for generations.. I find that very interesting considering that many human pharmacuticals are very dangerous, and mostly cure the symtoms not the problem, yet, always seem to give you new symptoms.. that you have to take another medicine to cure the symptom but not the problem... etc, etc, etc!!Once you see how well herbals do for your animals... kind of makes you wonder why humans depend so much on synthetics, understandably, many of them save many lives.. yet, in some case there are safer, more nutrient rich and less expensive alternatives.Just a thought.
Hi, I couldn't help but laugh when I read your post....I know the feeling well.
But with education and tolerance all things improve.
A lot depends on where you are, geographically I believe.We are in middle, southern Tennessee, and still have some doubters that we will prosper.
Actually we are doing just great!
Keep the faith and all will be well.
Nice to meet you,
Hi and nice to meet you too,ha ha.Thank you for the encouragement, that means alot.
Welcome - Welcome - Welcome !!!!
I hope the herb forum receives lots of topics, education is the key and the more people are educated on "weeds" the more help we may be to them!!
Lots of questions always welcome here!!
Peaceful blessings and Happy Harvesting!!
Nice to see so many herb growers ... hi everybody
Hi, I'm also an herb grower from the rural mountains...I'm in the AR Ozarks. My business is very small still; I'm trying to work on the farm in spare time off from my full-time job, but look forward to the day when I can devote more than just "spare" time to it. I grow medicinal herbs, mainly, but also would like to expand the heirloom veggie garden to have enough of that to sell, too. Ginseng and goldenseal are my herbal main products.
Hi,im new to this forum. I have been growing herbs for many years and actually make a good living at it! I grow over 60.000 potted herbs a year as well as flowers in Southern Vermont. My wife and I are going to Nepal next week to train Farmers there in our methods. We enjoy exchanging info with other farmers thru out America as well. Good luck to all! Howard
I am also very glad to see so many people interested in he growing of herbs. I Have just recently begun to really "dig" into the potential of herbs. I have always had faith in natural medicine, but very little knowledge of it.
This year my sweetheart and I have begun growing herbs and heirloom vegetables for sale. We started this entire venture more for my sake than for profit. I suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, along with other milder conditions, and we set out to do what the doctors could not - restore my health and physical ability.
I would say that we have been doing a fine job. My symptoms have been reduced to nil, and I lead a healthy, active life.
But as long as there are so many on this thread with knowledge of medicinal herbs, I would like to pick your brains a bit.
The only thing I have found to treat eczema is viola. I have some started, but I am quite sometime from being able to harvest. I was wondering if there were any other natural treatments that I might be able to try in the meantime.
My eczema tends to be more bothersome in the heat, and I really want to avoid going back to using steroid creams on it.
hi im from finland and here is lots of snow right now, and there where u live. i think it is same kind of paradise.
I have never been there, yes, we are starting into our winter here but as of today we haven't any snow. the northern states are experiencing snow and I expect we will soon.
haha i guess i am a red-headed step-farmer too. I grow herbs and love it! can't wait until spring!
Hi I saw your question on Eczema. I recommend the following herbs in salve form:
Calendula, Comfrey, Chickweed. I've also had success with green foods like Barley powder and Spirulina. I read an interesting article online about using Chaparral in tea form to blot on Eczema.
If you do an online search for "herbs for Eczema" you'll find lots of info. Research is the key though. What works for one person, doesn't work for another.....