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Double Extracted Chaga Tincture

I was very excited to source some sustainably harvested Scottish Chaga this year. Chaga ((Inonotus obliquus) is known as ‘The Mushroom of Immortality’ in Siberia. It’s a nutritional powerhouse as well as a potent medicine. One of its many beneficial … Continue reading

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Harvesting Alchemilla mollis – A Great Healer and Toner

Yesterday I was able to harvest my first crop from the new bed of Alchemilla mollis at my herb field.  Alchemilla mollis is better known as Ladies’ Mantle and is now widely known as a herb ‘for women’.  This was … Continue reading

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Harvesting Marshmallow Leaf – A Soothing Demulcent

Today I harvested Marshmallow leaf.  You only have to brush against it to understand that it is a wonderful healing demulcent herb.  Marshmallow leaf has a high level of mucilage which accounts for its ability to soothe the mucous membranes … Continue reading

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Gathering Raspberry Leaf – A Herb Under the Dominion of Venus

Today I gathered Wild Raspberry Leaf.  This is widely known as a herb to take during pregnancy in order to tone the uterus and help strengthen the efficiency of contractions during labour.  Rich in iron, it is excellent as a … Continue reading

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Gathering Avens – A Herb of Many Talents

Today I harvested a little Avens (Geum urbanum).  Also known as Herb Bennet, it grows plentifully in my garden so I don’t have to go far for it.  According to herbal lore this plant is collected when the flowers are … Continue reading

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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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