Yarrow

“Yarrow” Plant’s latin name is derived from the Greek hero Achilles.  During the Trojan wars, Yarrow was reputedly used to treat wounds. Later known as ‘Wound-wort’ & ‘Carpenter’s Weed’. A folk name, ‘Nosebleed’, confirms its… More

Lady’s Mantle

“Lady’s Mantle” Reminiscent of the virgin’s cloak in medieval paintings, the leaves with scalloped edges are reputed to have given Lady’s Mantle its name. Like many herbs with ‘lady’ or ‘mother’ as part of their common… More

Lime Flowers

‘Lime Flowers’   Tilia has been used in European folk medicine for centuries to treat a wide range of health problems. Flowers from 2 linden species (Tilia cordata and Tilia platyphyllos) were historically used to… More

Hawthorn

“Hawthorn” Traditionally valued for it’s astringent properties, hawthorn was used for treating diarrhoea, heavy menstrual bleeding and in first aid to draw splinters. More recently, Hawthorn is seen as a useful heart tonic herb.  Botanical… More

St John’s Wort

“St John’s Wort” It is said that St.John’s Wort takes its name from the Knights of St.John of Jerusalem, who used it to treat wounds on Crusade battlefields. This herb was believed to dispel evil… More

Boneset

“Boneset” Latin Botanical: Eupatorium perfoliatum Common Name(s): Boneset Family: Asteraceae Part(s) Used: Dried Arial Parts Qualities: Cold, Dry (Holmes) Constituants:  Bitter glycoside (eupatorium) Volatile oil Gallic acid Tannin Actions: Diaphoretic Aperient Tonic Anti-spasmodic Relaxes mucous membrane Indications: Best… More