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.
juniper - juniperus communis - needle and berry
Juniperus communis
valerian - valeriana officinalis - inflorescence
Valeriana officinalis L.
bistort - polygonum bistorta - inflorescence
Polygonum bistorta L.
vervain - verbena officinalis - inflorescense
Verbena officinalis L.
pansy - viola-tricolor - drawing
Viola tricolor 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. The latter is a term that I don’t really use, due to the stigma that is now attached to it. It might give the knowledgeable reader a good idea of the sort of work I do, though.

I am a holistic healer and practice the Craft. Since I have the distinct advantage to have modern, scientifically based medical knowledge as well as old herbal, spiritual and healing knowledge, I can help where ‘regular’ methods failed. The reason behind this? I will not be restricted by social conventions, but will use what a situation requires.

On this site you can find more about what I do, for instance how to book a consultation with me. And I transfer a lot of knowledge, 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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