Roots are quite amazing medicine on every level and there is something quite satisfying about unearthing this hidden medicine. Today at our Herb Group Meeting we dug Soapwort root, Valerian and Burdock. The Burdock root is sweet to taste and is a very usable vegetable. I chopped the root and covered it with Apple Cider […]
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Amazing how dark it was this evening, gone are our light evenings of weeding our garden but we are now enjoying the fruits of our labour at last! The atmosphere was great in the potting shed, Martin had the woodburner going which made us all feel really snug and we were all really very productive […]
I know it may seem too early, what with us barely into Autumn but we ought to take note of the squirrels and begin to prepare for the change of season…. I invite you to: YOUR HEALTHY WINTER! HERBAL MEDICINE WORKSHOP Be your own Herbalist this winter and prepare your winter medicine chest with safe, […]
What a wonderful day this Herbalist has enjoyed, collecting elderberries and rosehips with dear friends from rainbow medicine circle ( www.rainbowmedicinecircle.com) I really can’t believe how time has flown this year, seems only a few weeks ago that we were collecting elderflowers and here we are in late summer collecting elderberries! I should think we […]
We had great fun making all sorts of lovely things as well as drinking lots of herb tea from the garden! enjoy the pictures of the making of Rose Cream! WordPress decided to change the order of the photo’s the final two pictures should have been the first!
Look how our garden has grown!! it is beautiful! We had fun collecting Hypericum perforatum flowers to make oil, I look forward to seeing everybody’s little bottle’s of red oil very soon! enjoy the photo’s.. here we have Hypericum, Calendula and Lavender happily sharing space! The final photo is motherwort – forgot to put the […]
Such a delight to find an abundance of this wonderful, very useful herb growing so close to where I live. It really is amazing how we can find so many powerful medicines growing just right where we live, if we know what to look for! As a Medical Herbalist I make it my business to […]
I feel like I have been chasing my tail a little lately so apologies for late posting and lack of promised pictures from our last meeting on the 9th June! I WILL pop up to Culberry and take some snaps very soon. Meanwhile just an update on our planting last time, very industrious we were […]
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists are holding a national awareness week from 18-26th June. I will be at Ceres Health Foods on Friday 24th June for a talk on the Herbalists Art, an Ointment making demonstration and free 10 minute consultations. I will be there from 2-4pm. No prebooking required and no charge for […]
It was lovely to see how much our plants had grown since our first real planting session last time. We were also faced with an interesting array of weeds, some of them treasures that we decided to keep – Soapwort and Poppy mainly, no thanks to the Dungweed and Rape! Last month we planted Calendula, […]