Calendula Officinalis 
Calendu…

Calendula Officinalis Calendu…

Calendula Officinalis Calendula officinalis is a short lived perennial/ annual plant. Its mid green leaves simple, opposite, cuneate with entire margins, up to 17cm long, aromatic and are hairy on both sides. Its yellow/ orange flowers are compositae, solitary, up to... read more
Calendula officinalis, 
also k…

Calendula officinalis, also k…

Calendula officinalis, also known as pot marigold or garden marigold, has been used for centuries to heal wounds and skin irritations. Calendula has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, astringent, antifungal, antiviral, and immunostimulant properties making it useful... read more
Dried Broccoli – Powdered or F…

Dried Broccoli – Powdered or F…

Dried Broccoli – Powdered or Flakes Broccoli, a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, contains high levels of healthy compounds called glucosinolates. When you chop broccoli or chew it, these compounds become activated and can provide beneficial health... read more
BROCCOLI is a superfood. 
It i…

BROCCOLI is a superfood. It i…

BROCCOLI is a superfood. It is one of the healthiest cruciferous vegetables, whose large flowering head is often eaten for its nutritional properties. It is often consumed boiled or steamed, but can also be eaten raw. Available at:... read more
ROSE BUDS
Cooking with roses -…

ROSE BUDS Cooking with roses -…

ROSE BUDS Cooking with roses – Rosa Damascena The dried buds and petals are most commonly used as a garnish on desserts for their beautiful look and subtle rose scent. They can also be used to add another texture to a dish. Available at:... read more
Elderflower (Sambucus Nigra) t…

Elderflower (Sambucus Nigra) t…

Elderflower (Sambucus Nigra) the name of the tree is thought to come from the Anglo Saxon AELD meaning “fire”. The Elder plant is potentially toxic – Both the flowers and berries in the Elder plant can be used when properly prepared, but all leaves, sticks, and... read more
The elder tree has been known …

The elder tree has been known …

The elder tree has been known by so many different names, devils eye, the elder mother, the queen of herbs…but by far the one that I like best is ‘the countryman’s medicine chest! Elderflower: http://www.holistikum.com/flower-elder-c-6_375.html?language=en Elderflower... read more
I tend to pick several heads o…

I tend to pick several heads o…

I tend to pick several heads of elderflowers when they are fresh & in full bloom. You wouldn’t eat a rotten apple, would you, so why would you use a withered herb, plant or flower in this case?! When I return home, I wash the Elder flowers & lay them out on... read more
FRESHLY PICKED ELDEFLOWERS IN …

FRESHLY PICKED ELDEFLOWERS IN …

FRESHLY PICKED ELDEFLOWERS IN A BOWL The flora of the Elderflower is traditionally used as natural & effective cold & flu remedy. The Elder Flower’s anti-bacterial & anti-viral qualities ensure that they help maintain & encourage a healthy &... read more
Health Benefits of Elderflower…

Health Benefits of Elderflower…

Health Benefits of Elderflower Elderflower has been used in traditional medicine all over the world in many different cultures due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. The most common uses are for colds and flu, sinus infections, and other respiratory... read more
Spring : lush and exuberant ti…

Spring : lush and exuberant ti…

Spring : lush and exuberant time – sheer bliss for any and all nature spirits!! As I was out there enjoying this blooming bliss of the woods, I have noticed that in some parts of the woods there is a strong whiff of garlic lingering among the trees. You can... read more
Wild Garlic I found on my walk…

Wild Garlic I found on my walk…

Wild Garlic I found on my walk in the woods yesterday…. A Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum) field in the woods… All parts of this plant are edible, but personally, I usually restrict my gathering to the leaves, just to safeguard the continued proliferation of... read more
Moroccan Mint:Botanical Name:…

Moroccan Mint:Botanical Name:…

Moroccan Mint: Botanical Name: Mentha spicata var. crispa Moroccan Mint is a medium sized perennial, with a spreading nature, reaching a height of 45-60cm. The soft, bright green leaves are small, close set and toothed along the margins. The parent plant for this... read more
SESAME OILSesame is one of t…

SESAME OILSesame is one of t…

SESAME OIL Sesame is one of the most widely used Ayurvedic medicines. If sesame seeds were not there, I would say, 40 % of Ayurvedic formulas would have been non-existent. Sesame is used in multiple dosage forms – powder, paste, oil, in the form of sesame recipes. The... read more
AVOCADO OIL
The avocado is an …

AVOCADO OIL The avocado is an …

AVOCADO OIL The avocado is an unusual fruit. What we refer to as “avocado” is the fruit of the avocado tree, called Persea americana. Available at: http://www.belladonna.de/en/avocado-oil-100-ml.html here are many kinds of avocados, and the shape (from... read more
AVOCADO OIL
The avocado is an …

AVOCADO OIL The avocado is an …

AVOCADO OIL The avocado is an unusual fruit. What we refer to as “avocado” is the fruit of the avocado tree, called Persea americana. Available at: http://www.belladonna.de/en/avocado-oil-100-ml.html here are many kinds of avocados, and the shape (from... read more
AVOCADO OIL
The avocado is an …

AVOCADO OIL The avocado is an …

AVOCADO OIL The avocado is an unusual fruit. What we refer to as “avocado” is the fruit of the avocado tree, called Persea americana. There are many kinds of avocados, and the shape (from pear-shaped to round) and color (from green to black) can vary... read more
Wild Rose Hips (Rosa canina)

Wild Rose Hips (Rosa canina)

Wild Rose Hips (Rosa canina) One of the most beautiful signs of approaching summer is the sight of the dog rose beginning to flower. The flowers are large pink or white five petalled flowers with a faint sweet smell. Fruit: striking red oval shaped hips (15-20 mm)... read more