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The healing power of the humble dandelion 

I love working with the local herbs I find on my plant walk, a daily ritual for me, foraging in the neighbourhood. And some of my favourite medicines are crafted from what some consider weeds, such as the dandelion and the plantain. 294 more words

Earth Medicine

Learning Folk Medicine

*Disclaimer: This post is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. I am not a health care practitioner. Please discuss your personal health with a qualified doctor before making changes to your diet or health regimen. 1,683 more words

Indian Borage (Plectranthus amboinicus)

For an herb so common and robust, Plectranthus amboinicus has been given a surprising number of international aliases: Mexican mint, Cuban oregano, Indian borage, and Spanish thyme, amongst others. 671 more words


A Suicide a Wen & a 'Wise Woman'

The body of a suicide who had hanged himself in Hesleden-Dene, not far from Hartlepool, was laid in an outhouse, awaiting the coroner’s inquest. The wife of a pitman at Castle Eden Colliery, suffering from a wen* in the neck, according to advice given her by a ‘wise woman’ went alone and lay all night in the outhouse, with the hand of the corpse on her wen. 76 more words


Herbal Medicine Walk: Fold Medicine Workshop



I attended my first herbal medicine workshop hosted by Natasha Richardson of Forage Botanicals held at Surrey Docks Farm. In this workshop we got to make an elderberry syrup for cold dry coughs and a healing balm to relieve flemy chest coughs. 306 more words


The "Cancer Stifling Temple" がん封じ寺

In Mikawa City, Aichi Prefecture stands a temple named Muryoji 無量寺, which is said to have been established during the Heian Period (794-1185). It is widely known as a place that provides efficacy toward the act of… 327 more words