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frosty floral februaryOther Herb-y Bits and Pieces

Frosty Floral February

Frosty Floral February

Well we may have had some cold and frosty mornings but there is still colour to be found in nature. And even some signs that Spring is on the way….

Some images taken in frosty floral February.

cardabelle door charm carlinaHerbal Fables and Anecdotes

Cardabelle door charm for good luck, protection against evil and a weather forecast

Carlina acanthifolia French common name: cardabelle If you have ever visited the villages of Saint Guilhem-le-Désert or La Couvertoirade you may have noticed the above dried flowerhead nailed to many …

St Andrews CrossOther Botanical Families

St Andrews Cross for St Andrews Day

St Andrews Cross For St Andrews Day we’ll have a little look at Hypericum hypericoides, a little plant more commonly known as St Andrews Cross. I wonder why! It’s not …

Valeriana offincinalis flowerhead AudeHerbal Fables and Anecdotes

Outlander Season 3 Summary of Medicinal Plant Remedies

Outlander Season 3 Summary of Medicinal Plant Remedies Well after a long Droughtlander… Season 3 eventually hit our television screens in September. The following is the Outlander Season 3 Summary …

Herbal Fables and Anecdotes

A Macabre Medley of Medical Ministrations

As a special halloween treat, or perhaps trick, I thought we would look at a macabre medley of medical ministrations! Some of the gory ancient medical treatments in the search …

New Orleans Pharmacy MuseumHerbal Fables and Anecdotes

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum – an eclectic exhibit

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum I have written previously about my visit to New Orleans and Voodoo. Looking through some old photographs recently reminded me of this trip. The photographs included in this post …

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 …

Herbal Fables and Anecdotes

Artemisia or Salvia smudge sticks to cleanse and purify

Artemisia or Salvia smudge sticks to cleanse and purify … Smudging and Smudge Sticks Many sources consider smudging an ancient tradition of indigenous American Indians. Some believe smudging was just …

Herbal Fables and Anecdotes

The Surgery of Davie Beaton the Outlander Castle Leoch Healer

The Surgery of Davie Beaton the Outlander Castle Leoch Healer In the first Outlander book, and the first TV series, Claire is taken by Colum MacKenzie to Davie Beaton’s dank …