• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

mixing Herbs to use together?  RSS feed

 
Wenderlynn Bagnall
Posts: 73
Location: United Kingdom
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I want to know how to use the right types of herbs together. For example when we use herbs for medicine sometimes they can be mixed to do two different things. How does one go about learning which ones can work together?
 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
pollinator
Posts: 1422
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
17
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If you are interested in herbs for medicine I would check in the medicinal herbs section or check out Susan Weeds' website - she has lots of info there. Then you would need to further define what type of ailments you are treating.

If it is for cooking then this would be the forum with the best answers and you'd need to define what types of food you want to flavor.

I'm not sure if this is a helpful answer.
 
Wenderlynn Bagnall
Posts: 73
Location: United Kingdom
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yes Jeanine it's very helpful. I'll pop next door now. (to the other forum bit...) thanks.
 
Wenderlynn Bagnall
Posts: 73
Location: United Kingdom
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Jeanine is her name spelt Susun rather than Susan? I found a website not sure its the one you mean.

http://www.susunweed.com/SusunWeed.htm
 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
pollinator
Posts: 1422
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
17
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I never noticed that before - yes is it spelled susun.
 
Peta Schroder
Posts: 62
Location: Australia
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
susun weed won't teach much about combining herbs... She's really into simples I.e. Just using one single herb. She advocates finding one companion herb and using primarily that one for a year.

Mixing herbs is always done in Traditional Chinese Medicine so you might find a good reference there, especially if you can find a TCM herbal written by a westerner or vice versa. I have a few western herbals and none really go into much detail about mixing them unfortunately - mostly about what individual herbs do.
 
Wenderlynn Bagnall
Posts: 73
Location: United Kingdom
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks Peta. What's a TCM?
 
Peta Schroder
Posts: 62
Location: Australia
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Traditional Chinese Medicine.

But you might be better off getting some basic western herbals first, as the TCM is quite confusing.

I suggest read some herbal books by 2-4 different authors and you may get some ideas to get you started. It may be even that you're asking the wrong question and you like susun Weed's simples approach best.
 
Onion rings are vegetable donuts. Taste this tiny ad:
This is an example of the new permies.com Thread Boost feature
https://permies.com/wiki/61482/Thread-Boost-feature
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!