Tag: Herbology

Take this arsenic and see me in the morning

In Victorian times (1937-1001) there was a radical change in healthcare available to the average person on the street. At a time when it was too expensive to seek 'professional' medical help, there was a sudden influx of chemist stores offering medicines and wonder cures amongst their wares....

Herbal Bath Cookies

Forgive me for stealing this post from my other blog, but I think you guys will love the idea and herbal possibilities of this recipe too. Bath cookies! This one tickled my fancy as it combines cooking (well baking), herbs (which I love) and natural skin care (which I also...

Memories that shape us

This year my end of year message was going to be a deep and meaningful account of the kind of Christmases I grew up with and how those memories come back every year to make me 'homesick'. I was going to talk about.........

On my mind …. Sweet Woodruff

While growing up in Germany we would often have bright green syrups or jellies which I later learned were flavoured with Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum). I'd like to find some, fresh of course, to play with and .......

On my mind …. the garden in Summer

This is a Friday photo feature that anyone with a blog can join. This morning I am thinking about the garden. It's only a tiny space - two beds of about 3.5m x 0.5m - but it's amazing how much I can grow in this compact space. ...

Missing out on Herbology Facebook updates?

Facebook have recently made some changes giving preference to showing your friends feeds over pages. This would be why you have been missing the most recent blog posts, discussions and ideas. FB page owners work hard to create an interactive community and it is easily the best place to...

New methods of sharing the old ways

Herb lore used to be passed down through the generations. Each family had their own recipes and methods of utilising herbs for food and medicine. Nowadays with families living busy, separate lives a lot of this knowledge falls through the cracks. Modern technology is a great way to...

Stillroom Book – Create a family heirloom

A stillroom book would contain recipes, family health information, treatments tried, but also notes and inspirations, things of importance to the household, anything and everything that would be meaningful to the next generation. These books were handed down the maternal line andwere prized possessions......

How to Make Herbal Tinctures

Making a tincture is one of the most useful and versatile extracting methods. The standard method which has been used for many centuries involves using an alcohol base, usually vodka as this has very little taste, to extract the herb’s nutrients and healing properties....