Tag Archives: Herbalism

Book of Herbal Remedies

I dedicate this article to a fellow blogger and a friend, Byrony (KristenCoffin). On Thursday, Byrony had a back surgery that didn’t go so well, and now she is in even more pain, due to a damaged nerve. As I probably mentioned in one … Continue reading

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Herbalism

This is the text I shall use in my book of shadows for the chapter called Herbalism. Feel free to use it as a guide to create your own, but, please, don’t copy it. After this text in my book of … Continue reading

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Herb of the Week: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera (Aloe vera & Aloe barbadensis) is a plant native to south Africa. It has thick, spiny, and up to 60 cm long green leaves that are full of gel with healing properties. Aloe vera has yellow or orange flowers that appear from … Continue reading

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Herb of the Week: Chives

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) is up to 25 cm high plant with aromatic, tubular leaves and lilac blossoms in the time of blooming (June–July). It is native to Europe and Asia. Chives can be grown on gardens, on a sunny or half shadow … Continue reading

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Herb of the Week: Yarrow

Native to Europe, Asia and North America, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is an aromatic herb, growing wild on meadows on a sunny position. It is up to 90 cm high, and has small white flowers that bloom from June to October. Yarrow … Continue reading

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Swedish Bitters

Swedish bitters is a traditional herbal tonic, said to have been formulated originally by Paracelsus and rediscovered by 18th century Swedish medics Dr. Claus Samst and Dr. Urban Hjärne. In modern times it has been popularised by Maria Treben, an Austrian … Continue reading

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Jenny Linford: A Concise Guide to Herbs

I was in a local bookstore today, and I noticed a book A Concise Guide to Herbs by Jenny Linford. The book is great. You have dozens of different herbs and healing plants with photos, descriptions and usage. I find this book … Continue reading

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Growing Herbs

I can’t wait for 14th February. Not because it’s Valentine’s Day, but because there is a proverb saying “St. Valentine brings the keys of roots.” That means, if you plant a seed before February the 14th, the plant you planted … Continue reading

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