The herbalist

The herbalist

Hosted by Stormy Stewart
Group active since Sat, Jul 23, 2011

My life has been a journey into the world of herbs and healing. Weither you call it an herbalist or hedge witch the recipes are the same.

Come on in and take a seat as I am sure this will be the most informative group you will ever join.

Blondie Pussycat
Dec 28, 2016


Stormy~I'm still missing you. I hope you are happy, living with peace.
=^. .^=

Becky Graves
Dec 30, 2015

Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Does anyone have a recipe for baking soda hair "shampoo " and apple cider vinegar rinse? I've done it one time; can't find the instructions.

Melanie B
Oct 30, 2014


October 11 Stormy made this post:

Stormy Stewart

October 11 at 3:32pm ·

This will be my last update on myself and what is going on. From there on I want only happy thoughts to take over.

We have been fighting the medical system for a year now and had they done their jobs I would not be where I am now. I went into the hospital in Grayling on Friday for a ultrasound that I demanded because the ass of a Dr. that I have lost all my paper work. They took me over to the emergency. The emergency Dr. said if I had any of the new symptoms in the list to go to Traverse City because Grayling wasn't equipped to handle my severity. That comment didn't make me feel good. I went to the hospital in Traverse City they did more tests on Monday. The results all came back Thursday. End stage pancreatic cancer. One to Two months to live. An in-operable mass that has spread throughout my stomach cavity, no recourse. End game. Wish it was April fools, but it isn't!

This has hit my family quite hard, so please be kind to them all. Since I have stated everything I know there is no reason to ask for updates. I am sure someone will post after I have left. If you are family Call my sister Jackie or Eric if needed, but please, they both are under enough strain. Other than that FB really isn't the place for such posts unless to in list prayers of hope. In this case there is none. If you post anything to my time line please - no "Jesus saves" or "god" shit, No bible verses as I am not in the mood for fiction - In other words respect my religious beliefs. I pray and prayers are always welcome, especially toward my family They are having a hard time of it. Don't feel sorry for me I have lived many lives in this lifetime and will die surrounded in love and light.

Enough said, Blessings to all. Love Stormy.

Stormy has been on my mind, so I went on her facebook page. This was the post left by her husband:

Stormy passed on in her sleep early this morning. She went peacefully and had just experienced the first full day of peace and rest in many weeks. She seemed comfortable and free of pain. The last sound I heard from her sounded like laughter. The many forms of anxiety that come with this process had been lain to rest and I believe she was finally able to let go because of it. Thanks to everyone. Services will be quaint and for close family only. She will rest in the area her parents are, having made the journey back to northern Michigan in time to pass on where she had many childhood memories.

October 26 at 11:29am

Stormy Stewart
Jul 12, 2014

Sprouting seeds

Rinse about 1 1/2 tablespoons of seeds and put them in a jar. Pour some boiling water into a mug or jug and add cold water until you can comfortably dip your fingers in it. Pour it over the seeds, cover the jar with a piece of J cloth or muslin, secure with a rubber band and leave overnight. Drain away the water then rinse the seeds twice a day with fresh lukewarm water, shaking the jar then tipping it upside down and draining away the water so that the seeds don’t rot. After 4 days you should be able to eat them and they’ll keep in the fridge for another 4 days. Start another batch of seeds so you have a constant supply.

Stormy Stewart
Jul 9, 2014

banana facts

This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.


According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.


Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.


High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.


This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.


200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.


High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.


One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.


Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.


Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.


Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.


Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.


The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.


Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!'

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Stormy Stewart
Jun 27, 2014

Turmeric Has Great Efficacy In The Prevention Of Malignant Diseases

Even though Indians had been using turmeric for centuries, this spice was not that popular until recently. Medical experiments show that this spice is a real miracle of nature and a cure for the most serious diseases. It is considered that curcumin – the yellow pigment of turmeric – provides the beneficial effects of this spice.

Turmeric has a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antimicotic and anticancer effect which is the main reason why it is considered as an efficient therapy and prevention of malignant diseases.

esides malignant diseases, turmeric is used in treating many other health conditions.

regulates metabolism
cleanse the liver it is used to disinfect wounds and burns
it is used as a prevention of prostate cancer and it stops growth of cancer in patients diagnosed with this disease
turmeric is a natural prevention of melanoma, and stops its growth in patients diagnosed with melanoma
stops growth of breast cancer
reduces risk of leukemia in children
protects against thyroid gland cancer
helps in reducing Alzheimer’s disease development
stops growth of metastasis in many cancer types
turmeric is a natural pain-killer
it is used in treating psoriasis and other skin diseases
helps in reducing weight
it is an excellent cure against arthritis and rheumatism

Turmeric can be found in healthy food shops, as a powder-like spice. It is added in soups, stews, rice, vegetable dishes, pasta.
Add turmeric in your food and share the knowledge of its healing power. You could save someone’s life.

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Stormy Stewart
Jun 27, 2014

The Cure For Cancer Was Found 65 Years Ago!

Increased intake of vitamin B17 reduces the development of cancer and there are huge chances that the cancer will be completely cured.

Rumours among patients diagnosed with cancer are getting louder, claiming that the increased intake of vitamin B17 can reduce cancer and provide huge chances for complete curing.

Doctor Ernst T. Krebs first presented vitamin B 17 as a cure for cancer at the beginning of 1950. The theory that vitamin B17 cures cancer is based on the fact that, according to Krebs, cancer is a disease caused by improper vitamin and mineral intake in the organism.

It is a fact that today modern people are more exposed to this disease compared to the primitive cultures in the past. As one of the possible explanations, doctor Krebst outlines the data that ancient tribes had totally different dietary habits.

For example, Hunza people consume 250 to 300 mg of vitamin B17 daily, unlike average Europeans or Americans who consume about 2 mg of this vitamin daily, through industrially processed food.

Hunza is an ancient tribe settled in the north of Pakistan, and its people live to 100 years and more. Cancer is practically unknown disease for these people. The reason for this is that Hunza people eat apricot kernels every day, since it is their most popular fruit and part of their everyday diet.

Until his death in 1996, doctor Krebs claimed that by increasing the daily dose of vitamin B17, the risk of developing cancer could reduce up to 100 % .

Now that you know the secret, eat apricot kernels because they have the highest concentration of vitamin B 17.

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Melanie B
Jun 19, 2014


Have you heard of this? The lady at the farm told me about it. I think I may get some and try it out.