Category: Herbal

Rose Basking in the hedgerows or adorning our gardens, heady with fragrance so compelling & transporting, that for thousands of years, it has been associated with magic, mysticism, esoteric secrets, sacred sexuality, the emergence of a higher consciousness & divine feminine power. Whether it’s a savoury, as in the above…

foraging and herbal medicine go hand in glove. Herbal remedies are easily produced at home because they involve extracting and/or preserving plant material using age-old processes like macerating in vinegar, oil or alcohol, preserved by drying or using a potent source of sugar or salt, or fermenting into a condiment…

An exploration of Ganoderma species and how to identify, harvest and prepare them.  Herbal Uses for the Reishi Mushroom Knowledge and use of Reishi mushroom(s) in the western world have recently ballooned. When a group of mushrooms are referred to with the same name, the group is known as a…

Purple Russula/Summer/Autumn /Edible Scientific Name Russula Atropurpurea Family Russulaceae Habitat Mixed woodland, particularly Oak and Beech. Description Russula atropurpurea is quite a large mushroom and very common. The centre is almost black, with a purple region near the rim, which gave it its former common name of Blackish-purple Russula. This mushroom…

Making Herbal Remedies at Home Making herbal remedies is the process of capturing a specific chemical essence of a plant or mushroom with a solvent (water, oil, vinegar, alcohol, honey, sugar etc.) and processing it to apply it to your body in some way. These are usually used with the…

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