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Essential Oils to Help with Breathing Difficulties and CongestionHerbal Articles

Essential Oils to Help with Breathing Difficulties and Congestion

Essential Oils to Help with Breathing Difficulties and Congestion At this time of year there are so many winter bugs. Using essential oils for vaporisation in the home or workplace …

Other Botanical Families

Garlic and the Outlander Medicinal Uses

Garlic and the Outlander Medicinal Uses At Castle Leoch Mrs Fitz brings Claire some garlic bulbs, bags of herbs and cloth strips. Claire has Mrs Fitz peel the cloves. Several …

Other Botanical Families

Plantain though not the banana, the white man’s foot

Plantago major / Plantago lanceolata Family: Plantaginaceae The Plantaginaceae is a family of 253 species, 250 are Plantago species. Plantago herbs are perennial with small flowers and generally parallel veins …

Herbal Fables and Anecdotes

Four Robbers Vinegar and Secret Ingredients

Four Robbers Vinegar and Secret Ingredients I have previously written about my visit to the wonderful ancient pharmacy of St Lizier. The guide for the apothecary had many tales to …

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Artemisia medicinal herbs from a busy lady !

Artemisia spp. And the name The scientific name Artemisia is often ascribed from the name of the goddess Artemis. You may see Artemis listed as the goddess of the hunt …

Asteraceae (Compositae)

Hemp-Like Immune Boost or Raspberries and Cream ??

Eupatorium cannabinum Family: Asteraceae What’s in a name? The scientific name ‘cannabinum’ means hemp-like and refers to the leaves of this plant thought to resemble Cannabis sativa. Common names include …

How to make...

How to make… Basic Herbal Tincture Recipe

How to make … Basic Herbal Tincture Recipe When making a tincture, alcohol is used to extract the medicinal properties of the plant material. Tinctures are ideal for herbs you may wish to …

linden blossom or lime flowerOther Botanical Families

Linden Blossom or Lime Flower Tree though not a citrus…

Tilia sp. Family: Tilioideae (formally Tiliaceae) Tilioideae is a sub-family of Malvaceae. French common name: Tilleul Linden Blossom or Lime Flower Tree So is it a linden blossom or lime flower tree? Both names …

Other Botanical Families

May Violets Spring! Sweet Violets in February

Viola odorata Family Violaceae This beautiful little flower is a welcome sight in my garden at this time of year. Flowering is from February to May (Barker). The photos here taken …

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