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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 Elder Flowers – A Herb for Interconnectedness

I have been gathering Elder flowers for the last week or so, on and off when the weather permits.  The fragrant clusters of white flowers appear in early to mid summer and are a valuable herbal medicine. Medicinal uses of … Continue reading

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Gathering Western Hemlock tips – a refreshing power medicine.

Today it was wet and windy but I had a yearning for evergreen tree tips.  Most evergreen tree tips are packed with Vitamin C and are full of useful electrolytes.  They are antiseptic and anti-catarrhal so are excellent to take when … Continue reading

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Gathering Ranunculus ficaria, Known With Good Reason as Pilewort

With the warm Spring weather it is very cheering to see the beautiful yellow stars of  Ranunculus ficaria popping up everywhere.  Its common names are Lesser Celandine and Pilewort, this last because it is a very effective treatment for piles … Continue reading

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