About Finaorlena & A Gypsy HerbalWe grew up in the mountains, always interested in the edible plants growing all around us. My Side of the Mountain became one of my favorite books, along with Little House on the Prairie.
It was years later -around the time The Harvester joined my collection of favorite books- while caring for a little girl and studying, that I read about white willow bark and its connection with modern aspirin. The next year Katie Mae introduced me to Making Herbs Simple, and I realized that God had planned so much simple usefulness into plants and herbs I'd always been curious about. I became fascinated! I now love learning about herbs and how to use them, as much as I enjoy sharing what I learn! (For example, in Katie Mae's post on lavender you can find the recipe which is my favorite way to make use of white willow bark.)
This blog is intended to help share information, not to replace or substitute research of your own, or any medical advice and directions. You are responsible for your own use of caution, common sense and wisdom.