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Ancient Ointments Thanks to the Romans

Ointment making is a good wet weather activity – as long as the herbs are air dried before you use them.   You can make ointments out of all sorts of herbs , Comfrey, Calendula, Hypericum, Yarrow, Arnica – the … Continue reading

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Gathering Cleavers – Hedgerow Support for the Lymphatic System.

It has been very wet this last couple of weeks and I am having trouble keeping up with my usual schedule of herb gathering.  Normally at this time of the year my dehydrators are whirring 24 hours a day.  As … Continue reading

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Gathering Viburnum opulus – The Start of My Harvesting Year

Viburnum opulus or Cramp Bark is the first herb that I gather each year.  As its name suggests it is the bark which is used and this is easiest to strip from the stems in early spring time, just when … Continue reading

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