juniper - juniperus communis - needle and berry
Juniperus communis
fennel - foeniculum vulgare - sheathing petioles
Foeniculum vulgare
Jerusalem artichoke - helianthus tuberosus - flowers
Jerusalem artichoke
Helianthus tuberosus
great mullein - verbascum thapsus - bud and flower
Great mullein
Verbascum thapsus
valerian - valeriana officinalis - inflorescence
Valeriana officinalis L.
bistort - polygonum bistorta - inflorescence
Polygonum bistorta L.
blackcurrant - ribes nigrum - berry and leaf
Ribes nigrum, Cassis nigrum
vervain - verbena officinalis - inflorescense
Verbena officinalis L.
chaste tree - vitex agnus castus - herb
Chaste tree
Vitex agnus castus
pansy - viola-tricolor - drawing
Viola tricolor L.
self-heal - prunella vulgaris - flower
Self-heal, common
Prunella vulgaris
Thyme - thymus vulgaris - stem and leaves. CC BY-SA 3.0,
Common thyme
Thymus vulgaris L.
comfrey - symphytum officinale - flower
Symphytum officinale
periwinkle - vinca minor - flower and leaf
Common periwinkle
Vinca Minor L.
Linden tree - tilia cordata - tree
Linden tree
Tilia cordata Mill.
tea shrub - camellia sinensis - dried tea
Tea shrub
Camellia sinensis of assamica
hawthorn - crataegus - leaves and berries
Crataegus X, monogyna & laevigata
common arnica - arnica montana - flower
Common arnica
Arnica Montana L.
horse chestnut - aesculus hippocastanum - seed
Common horse chestnut
Aesculus hippocastanum
cleavers - galium aparine - leaves
Galium aparine
elder - sambucus nigra - berries and juice
Common elder
Sambucus nigra L.
garlic - allium sativum - historical drawing
Allium sativum
milk thistle - silybum marianum - bud
Milk thistle
Silybum marianum, Carduus marianus
white willow - salix alba - inflorescence
Salix alba L.
lesser celandine - ranunculus ficaria - flower
Lesser celandine
Ranunculus ficaria, Ficaria verna
licorice - glycyrrhiza glabra - root pieces
Glycyrrhiza glabra
peppermint - mentha piperita - leaves in pot
Mentha Piperita
mallow - malva sylvestris - flower
Common mallow
Malva sylvestris L.
bear's garlic - allium ursinum - whole plant
Bear's garlic
Allium ursinum L.
black cohosh - cimicifuga racemosa - inflorescence
Black cohosh
Cimicifuga racemosa, Actaea racemosa
monkshood - aconitum napellus - inflorescence
Aconitum napellus L.
lavendel - lavandula angustifolia - hele plant
Lavendula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis
lady's mantle - alchemilla vulgaris - leaves
Lady's mantle
Alchemilla vulgaris L.
dandelion - taraxacum officinale - flower
Taraxacum officinale
woodruff - galium odorata - flowers and leaves
Galium odoratum L.
st John's wort - hypericum perforatum - flower and bud
St John's wort
Hypericum perforatum L.
sweet flag - acorus calamus - whole plant
Sweet flag
Acorus calamus
rosemary - rosmarinus officinalis - flower and bee
Rosmarinus officinalis L.
stinging nettle - urtica dioica - top
Stinging nettle
Urtica dioica
mugwort - artemisia vulgaris - leaves and inflorescence
Artemisia vulgaris L.
cichory - cichorium intybus - flower
Cichorium intybus L.
plantain - plantago lanceolata - inflorescence
Ribwort plantain
Plantago lanceolata
chamomile - matricaria recutita - flowers
Matricaria recutita L.
agrimony - agrimonia eupatoria - flower and racerne
Agrimonia eupatoria L.
marigold - calendula officinalis - flower and butterfly
Calendula officinalis L.
yarrow, achillea millefolium
Achillea millefolium
celandine - chelidonium majus - herb
Chelidonium majus
sage - salvia officinalis - leaves
Salvia officinalis
woemwood - artemisia absinthium - dried herb
Artemisia absinthium L.
japanse duizendknoop - polygonum cuspidatum - blad en bloeiwijze
Polygonum cuspidatum
lemon balm - melissa officinalis - tea
Melissa officinalis L.

Welcome at the Hagetisse

My name is Emma and I’m a hagetisse. That’s an old-fashioned word for wise woman, healer, cunning woman, leech, the herbwife at the edge of the village. Hagetisse is an old word that was corrupted – under the influence of the church – into the word heks, which is Dutch for witch, a term which carries a lot of bias by now.

I am a holistic healer and practice the Craft. I combine modern, scientifically based knowledge with ancient healing and spiritual knowledge, so I can help where ‘regular’ methods failed. The reason behind this? I won’t be restricted by social conventions, but will use what a situation requires.

My most important task is to guide people who want to get back onto their own path. Who want to trust themselves again, every aspect of themselves, their mind, their heart and their body. I help them see the stories, taught through upbringing and cultural frameworks, for what they are, recognise the voice of their own intuition and find the strength to follow it, on their way to health and happiness.

On this site you can find more about what I do. And I share a lot of knowledge, for instance by means of blogs, but also through a vademecum in which I have written down my knowledge about medical, magical and edible plants.

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