How to Use Herbs During a Pandemic
- There is so much information flying about right now about what herbs to use, how to use them, which herbs NOT to use, cytokine storms (what?!) and so much more. We don’t want to add to the noise, but we did want to share what we’ve gathered these past couple of weeks and also what our plans are for weathering these next few months and what herbs we plan to rely on. There are also some resources below that we really enjoy and trust, including some free classes and reading – perfect for some quieter time and to add to your herbal knowledge through home study.
What herbs we’ll be using
With all the information being tossed out in the news, on social media and even from friends and family, it can be difficult to parse out just what you should be doing. It can feel like you’re not prepared, you don’t know enough, and why, oh why didn’t you start or expand your herb garden last year?!
Here are some of the steps and herbs we think are important to take control of your own health during a time such as the pandemic we are experiencing now:
1. Inventory your herbs – know what you’ve got and how much; now is not the time to panic buy herbs of all kinds that may be useful. There is still so much we don’t know about this virus, and as a living entity, it can change, morph and evolve into something new and different. Its best to know what you currently have access to in your herbal pantry. If you don’t know – you can’t use it. Which leads us to the next step.