Tag Archives: herbs

Early Spring at the Allotment

  This morning was sunny and bright and I was looking forward to spending some time down at my allotment. I  had carved the time out of my crowded diary four weeks ago and I was delighted to see that … Continue reading

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Chelsea Physic Garden

Living where I do I don’t get the chance to visit Chelsea Physic Garden very often, but last week I was in London for a course on Tibetan Moxibustion and planned my travel times so that I could. Chelsea Physic … 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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Gathering Hawthorn Blossom – A Herb for the Heart

I am relieved to have been able to make a start on the gathering of Hawthorn blossom today.  I use a lot of Hawthorn in my clinic so during the brief period that it is in flower I need to … 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 Dandelion Leaf – an Ancient Medicine with a Modern Twist.

With spring getting seriously under way my herb gathering becomes a daily activity, squeezed in during sunny spells and in between other work.  It is lovely to go out into the fields and green lanes for some quiet reflection and … Continue reading

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Gathering Nettle – a Powerhouse of Goodness

A few days ago I was able to gather my first batch of nettle (Urtica dioica).  Nettle has a really good range of therapeutic actions but on top of that it is an absolute powerhouse of goodness.  I use a … Continue reading

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