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Wild Pharmacy -Autumn Workshop

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FOXGLOVE

FOXGLOVE Digitalis purpurae This plant is so magnificent both in it’s sheer beauty and medicinal potency that it has to have tribute paid to it even though it is no longer used by herbalists. There are some lovely folklore associations … Continue reading

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Pilewort Pile ointment!

PILEWORT OINTMENT For the treatment of piles (haemorrhoids), varicose veins, bruises and swellings.               RECIPE: Ingredients -roughly 1-2 handfuls of freshly dug pilewort roots (the roots aren’t big and so can be time consuming … Continue reading

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Pilewort or Lesser Celendine

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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Game on fellow herballers!

If you want to connect with Nature for the benefit of your mind, body and spirit then join me as we journey through the wonderous season of light and growth! I’ll keep you up to date with what’s out now, … Continue reading

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Hot Stuff! Wild Pharmacy Workshop

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HILLFORT HERB WALK CARTOON!

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HORSECHESNUT SEED OINTMENT

WHAT TO MAKE NOW? HORSECHESNUT OINTMENT This recipe continues on from the Horsechesnut infused oil. The next stage is to simply add some Beeswax to the infused oil. Add 50g of beeswax to 500ml of the measured oil. If it’s … Continue reading

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HORSECHESNUT SEED INFUSED OIL

WHAT TO MAKE NOW? HORSE CHESNUT INFUSED OIL Approx 1kg conkers 500ml unrefined organic olive oil Break up the conkers using a rolling pin and tea towel and place in a glass pyrex bowl. Cover with the olive oil. Place … Continue reading

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HORSECHESNUT SEEDS

WHAT’S OUT NOW? CONKERS!! Horsechesnut seed  (Aesculus hippocastinum) There’s more to these beautiful seeds than conker fights! They contain Saponins collectively called ‘Aescin’ and Flavonoids. Therapeutically they have an unusual ability to tone and strengthen the capillaries (small blood vessels) … Continue reading

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