Monthly Archives: April 2015

WHITE DEAD NETTLE – Lamium album

WHITE DEAD NETTLE – Lamium album Synonyms: Archangel; Blind nettle This unsuspecting plant can be overshadowed at this time of the year by it’s more showier hedgerow companions such as Bluebells, Campions, Stitchwort etc. However it’s medicinal profile certainly makes … Continue reading

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SPRING FLOWERS AND THEIR MEDICINAL USES

SWEET VIOLET / Viola odorata, COWSLIP / Primula veris,  PRIMROSE / Primula vulgaris. These spring flowers are very beautiful at the moment and it seemed appropriate to bunch them together. One thing they all have in common is that they are herbal … Continue reading

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STANDARD DECOCTION – TEA MAKING

STANDARD DECOCTION – TEA MAKING A decoction is made of the hard, woody plant materials like the bark, root or seeds that need to be boiled in water to extract the desired chemicals. By breaking your herb into small pieces … Continue reading

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STANDARD INFUSION

STANDARD INFUSION –  TEA MAKING Add 1 oz of dried herbs (2 oz (50g) of fresh herbs) to 1 pint (600ml) of boiling water, or 1 teaspoon per cup of water (2 teaspoons of fresh). Allow the herbs to infuse … Continue reading

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GROUNDY IVY

GLECHOMA HEDERACEA / GROUND IVY Synonyms: Alehoof, Gill-over-the ground; Creeping Jenny. This proliferous plant is one of the mint family (Labiatae), hence it’s all over the hedges at this time of the year! It’s chemical constituents are little known other than … Continue reading

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