Monthly Archives: March 2017

FORGET-ME-NOT !

FORGET-ME-NOT! (Myosotis symphytifolia) This is truly a forgotten herb! Not many herbalists use it any more, indeed there are many herbs that have fallen out of fashion over the years. Herbalists such as London- based Christopher Hedley do work to … Continue reading

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COLTSFOOT FOR COUGHS

COLTSFOOT FOR COUGHS (Tussilago farfara) This remedy must be one of the very oldest cough remedies even it’s botanical name reflecting this (‘tussis’ meaning cough in Latin). The leaves and flowers are both used. The flowers are quite unusual as … Continue reading

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PILEWORT

PILEWORT for…..yes that’s right, PILES! Or Lesser Celendine (Ranunculus ficaria)  Ranunculaceae or Buttercup family This is one of the early spring flowers to lift the spirits after winter along with snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, helebores, winter aconite and windflowers. Spring is … Continue reading

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