Category: Herbs and herbalism

Herbs in the city

I’ve been dabbling in herbal self-healing for a few years. I’ve read up a little here and there about different herbs, their medicinal and magical properties and how to use them. Experimented with tinctures, teas and wines. Learned to identify a few of my favourites in hedgerows, roadsides and canal banks. Then a few weeks ago, Em …

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Song of water and fire

The truth is, I’ve been in a bad mood for weeks. Waking up with an inexplicable crossness each morning, as if there were two sides to my bed and it was even possible to have a ‘wrong side’. And if I’m not angry, I’m sad, and tired. Can’t open my eyes, can’t wake up, can’t …

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Summer herb workshop

What an awesome way to spend a Sunday. Hanging out in Leeds with a bunch of women, learning about four summer herbs. I’ve been practicing simple herbalism for a few years – experimenting with tinctures and teas, testing out my remedies on myself and a few friends. Most of what I know I’ve picked up from …

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