Category Archives: Herb of The Week

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 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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HAWTHORN BERRY VINEGAR, OXYMEL & ELIXIR

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HAWTHORN BERRY

WHAT’S OUT NOW? HAWTHORN BERRIES (Crataegus monogyna) These beautiful red berries set the countryside ablaze with colour at this abundant time of the year. They are also known as pixie pears, cuckoo’s beads and chucky cheese! They contain Oligomeric procyanidins … Continue reading

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