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Take this arsenic and see me in the morning

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

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

Moon Tea – Making an infusion by the light of the full moon

Moon Tea – Making an infusion by the light of the full moon

Last night the first full moon for the new year rose in all her glory. It was my intentin to make a Moon infusion (also known as Moon Tea) with fresh comfrey leaves and flowering stalks from the garden.

Sideritis Scardica – Mountain Tea

Sideritis Scardica – Mountain Tea

Mountain tea - Sideritis scardica - is also known as Greek Mountain Tea, Ironwort and Shepherd's Tea. A popular drink throughout Eastern & Central Europe it has a very pleasant taste which is sometimes enhanced with cinnamon and

Birch Juice anyone?

Birch Juice anyone?

I've never heard of birches being juiced, and this just happens to be my favourite tree. So it was only natural that I would appoint myself as the selfless taste tester to share this discovery with you.My research tells me

Making cordials and natural cleaners

Making cordials and natural cleaners

The kitchen too has been a hive of activity this past week replenishing the pantry and making extra for Christmas presents. (Shhh, if you are a family friend, ignore that last bit). On a stinking hot day there is nothing

Who doesn’t like chocolate?

Who doesn’t like chocolate?

So why am I sharing this hip expanding experience on my herb blog? Herb flavoured chocolates of course! Before we left I made sure to peruse their extensive range and found quite a few herb related flavours that I just

Stillroom Book – Create a family heirloom

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

How to Make Herbal Tinctures

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

Comfrey – Grow your own treatment for back pain, sprains and strains

Comfrey – Grow your own treatment for back pain, sprains and strains

Comfrey is known for its unparalleled healing properties. Traditionally used to aid in the healing of wounds, fractures, as well as ulcers.

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