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An easy recipe for a simple and effective cough syrup

In the series about syrups I discussed how to make your own syrups. Today I will give you an easy recipe for a simple and effective cough syrup. Let's start…
An easy recipe for a simple and effective cough syrup

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Easy and effective of medicinal herbs part 2: hot and cold infusions

In part 1 of this series I talked about how the most effective way to use medicinal herbs is the simplest. And that we can do this ourselves without any…
Easy and effective of medicinal herbs part 2: hot and cold infusions

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Easy and effective use of medicinal herbs part 3: decoctions

In the previous parts of this series, we talked about using medicinal herbs easy and effectively with water. We discussed why this is still one of the most important ways…
Easy and effective of medicinal herbs part 3: decoctions

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Easy and effective use of medicinal herbs: infusions and decoctions

People often seem to think that the more complicated it is to get something, the more valuable it must be. This certainly doesn’t apply to the medicinal effect of herbs.…
Easy and effective use of medicinal herbs: infusions and decoctions

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Herbal allies: how to choose the right plants to work with

Herbs are valuable allies, there is no question about that. There are, however, an awful lot of medicinal and magical plants. It’s impossible to get to know them all. How…
Herbal allies: how to choose the right plants to work with

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How do you process medicinal plants? About infusions, ointments, tinctures and much more.

It’s great to learn about how plants work, but it is even more fun to use them. In this blog I will tell you how you can process medicinal plants.…

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How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 1: the basics

When I was very little, I didn't really appreciate many of the home-made remedies administered to me. It was medicine that was bitter and far from tasty. I rather coughed…
How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 1: the basics

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How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 2: basic syrup

Last time we went over some theory about the use of medicinal herbal syrups. This time we will get to work. We’ll start, logically, at the beginning: the basic syrup.…
How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 2: basic syrup

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How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 3: medical herbal syrup

In the first blog of this series, we went over some theory about the use of medicinal herbal syrups. In the second blog, we discussed how to make a basic…
How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 3: medical herbal syrup

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How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the preparations

Part of my work as a hagetisse is making all kinds of remedies from medicinal plants. Tinctures are of course one of these remedies. Although it isn’t hard to buy…
How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the preparations

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How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the traditional method

In the meantime, your hands are probably itching to get started and make your own tincture of medicinal plants. Today we are going to discuss how to do that using…
How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the traditional method

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How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the weighted method

I hope that, in the meantime, you have made all kinds of tinctures and experimented with the traditional method. As I wrote before, this is the method I use the…
How to make a tincture of medicinal plants: the weighted method

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Making a medicinal herbal oil infusion using dried plants

A good way to treat all kinds of afflictions, both internal and external, is by means of a medicinal herbal oil infusion. Herbal oil infusions using dried plants can be…
Making a medicinal herbal oil infusion using dried plants

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The hagetisse’s stinging nettle soup recipe

A while ago I announced my new freebie: a free monograph of that incredibly useful plant that you can find everywhere, stinging nettle. By the way, you can still find…
The hagetisse’s stinging nettle soup recipe

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Where my knowledge comes from

People often ask me where my knowledge comes from. Where doesn’t it come from might be a better question. In my life I have come across the most valuable knowledge…

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