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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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Choosing the right carrier oil for your herbal remedy: the best base oils for skin and hair

Last time we discussed the difference between dry and wet oil. Today we're going to talk about the right carrier oil for your skin and hair. You cannot only use…
Choosing the right carrier oil for your herbal remedy: the best base oils for skin and hair

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Choosing the right carrier oil: the healing properties of 11 medicinal oils

Last time we discussed how you choose an oil for your skin and hair type. Today we're going to talk about the healing properties of medicinal oils and how to…
Choosing the right carrier oil: the healing properties of 11 medicinal oils

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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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Ferns: medicinal, magical, edible and… beautiful

I really enjoy the seas of ferns which you’ll find in forests in temperate climates like ours. Ireland was even more covered in them; forest over there would contain a…
Ferns: medicinal, magical, edible and… beautiful

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Foraging and cooking with wild plants: weed pesto recipe

Foraging and cooking with wild plants is fun, tasty and healthy. So, today I am posting this yummy recipe for weed pesto.
Foraging and cooking with wild plants: weed pesto recipe

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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 I easily make a healing, medicinal herbal salve myself?

Today I am going to tell you how you can easily make a healing, medicinal herbal salve yourself. You can do this with a medicinal herbal oil that you have…
How do I easily make a healing, medicinal herbal salve myself?

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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 syrup. 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 or macerations using dried plants…
Making a medicinal herbal oil infusion using dried plants

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Some plants are better left alone, unless you’re an expert on medicinal and therapeutic usage

One of the plants in my garden that I wouldn't recommend for medicinal usage unless you're an expert is foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. This plant has brilliant medicinal properties, but is…
A plant that's better left alone, unless you're an expert on medicinal and therapeutic usage: foxglove, digitalis purpurea

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The best herbs for naturally strong and shiny hair and a healthy scalp

Due to all kinds of events in my life, my hair has endured some blows. It probably is the same for mAt my age, perimenopause also has its effects. In…
The best herbs for naturally strong and shiny hair and a healthy scalp

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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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