Tag Archives: Herbs

Herb of the Week: Dill

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is an aromatic, up to 75 cm high herb, with a hollowed stem and small leaves. The inflorescences bloom from July to September, and can be 15 cm in diameter. Dill needs a sunny spot in a garden … Continue reading

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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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My Garden Produce, My Magical Items, My New Book of Shadows and More…

As I mentioned on one of my previous posts (26/4/12), I’ve planted basil and pumpkins on my garden. On Thursday I’ve picked up my first produce — a pumpkin. There is a photo below. I think it looks really gorgeous.There … 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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Elder Flower — Pagan Blog Project ’12

Elder Flower Description: Elder flower is a shrub or small tree that grows 4–6 m high. Snow-white flowers are located on large inflorescences to 20 cm in diameter. The fruit is dark purple. Health: Elder is used for making herbal … 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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Homemade Herbal Oil

If you want to prepare your own, homemade herbal oil, follow these instructions: Fill a bottle with herbs (leaves, flowers) up to the neck of the bottle (do not press herbs in the bottle with force). Then, fill it with … Continue reading

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