Just before the beautiful month of May left us for another year, a full day herbal event sneaked in. Blessed with a gorgeous, if perhaps a little too hot at times, sunny day!
The morning began, though not too early, with a cup of herbal tea with Miss Herbalicious!
Some traditional herbal identification methods were discussed including the doctrine of signatures. This was followed up with a botanical identification of the Lamiaceae (Labiatae) family.
After gathering some thyme we had worked up quite a hunger. A perfect shady spot was found under some trees and we settled down for a well deserved lunch. Naturally lunch included some medicinal herbs!
After lunch followed another herbal tea. This time a cold infusion. Then on to herb chopping. Thyme and sage were chopped up to prepare medicinal vinegars. The day ended straining some “here’s one I made earlier” comfrey leaf oil.
A full day event learning about herbal infusions, medicinal vinegars, some plant identification and many meetings with over 20 medicinal plants. Not a bad introduction to Herbal Medicine. Herbal bliss!