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The Viburnums: Cramp Bark, Black Haw and American High Bush Cranberry

Viburnums are bark medicine and now is the time to harvest medicinal barks. Here’s a monograph of the medicinal Viburnums. Enjoy and happy harvesting!

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Actinotus helianthi - The Flannel Flower

The Flannel Flower (Actinotus helianthi) is one of my favourite flowers! When I was about 6 years old I was walking with my Grandad in some bushland out the back of my grandparents’ holiday house on the Central Coast (north of Sydney). 504 more words

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Ground Ivy - humble champion of the ear, nose and throat

This inconspicuous little plant packs a punch when it comes to clearing the ear, nose and throat of congestion and catarrh. It is extremely common in the UK and very easy to gather and use as medicine. 9 more words

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Evening Primrose for Hormonal Health

Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis

Believe it or not, it seems as though every part of this plant can be used. The leaves can be cooked and eaten as greens. 260 more words

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Rosemary, my soul plant

I like to learn the latin names of the plants I’m getting to know. Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis has such a gentle name for such a powerful, strong plant. 283 more words

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History, Identification, & Uses of Plantain

     

You’ve probably seen this plant growing in your yard and along the sidewalks but did you know this plant has medicinal properties?

Today the plantain is considered a weed but it was considered a sacred herb in the Anglo-Saxon medical text,  711 more words

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Plantain, Plantago major

This summer was an epic crop of plantain. We have two large hugel beds which retain a lot of moisture. We had a very wet summer again, so along with the nettle going crazy, we had a healthy patch of plantain growing right along side. 221 more words

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