Monthly Archives: July 2013

Harvesting Calendula – The Sunshine Herbal Medicine

It’s the time of the year when my Calendula crop is flowering and requires regular picking and dead heading. I pick little and often so that at the end of the season I have enough dried Calendula flowers and infused … Continue reading

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Gathering Meadowsweet – A Natural Anti-inflammatory

At this time of year the damp areas of lanes and water meadows are covered with frothy clouds of Meadowsweet. ¬†Meadowsweet or Filipendula ulmaria is a very important herb for my clinic. ¬†Like other damp dwelling plants it contains salicylates, … Continue reading

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