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Take a video tour of Homestead HQ!

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Horehound, the original cough drop

  Does this shrub look familiar? Look closer…soft, hairy rounded leaves, tall, proud stalks, crowned with purple poufs – horehound grows in more places than you know – it grows as wild as the weeds in almost every corner of…

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Lobelia

Lobelia Also known as Lobelia Inflata, Lobelia Cardinalis (Cardinal Flower), Lobelia Laxiflora (pictured, image from Wikipedia), Indian Tobacco, Puke weed and Asthma root, this is a powerful herb.  The AMA has officially condemned it and lobbied the FDA to ban…

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Visit my online Apothecary

I have finally moved all my books, herbs, tinctures and homeopathic remedies out of storage and into our snow-covered cabin here in Colorado.  My favorite piece of furniture is my apothecary (apothecary means medicinal inventory) which has 24 drawers filled…

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