Tag Archives: Herbs

Sage Herblore

Often associated with the Autumn and Winter, it is actually late Spring and early Summer when Sage is truly at its most beautiful. It has become a common herb for cooks and one of the most popular garden herbs, however Sage also has a rich history of herb and folklore. Sage has traditionally been used…

Easy Bath soak for aching limbs…

I have a cold and it is making me feel rubbish! So last night I had to have a quick rummage around the house for ingredients I could use for a bath that what help soothe my aching limbs and ease my cold symptoms. This actually ended up being a lovely collection of ingredients so…

A guide to Winter Herbs…..

Many evergreens and herbs are still going strong in the garden, here is a quick guide to what to harvest and what they can be used for…. Aloe Vera – you might be lucky to have one of these inside, if so you can cut the leaves and apply the oozing gel directly to sooth…

Garden Spells……

This is an extract from a book I read last year, it was quite a sentimental book, not something I would usually read but I did enjoy it and adored the tiny section at the back that gave just a few sentences on which flowers and petals to use in cooking at a dinner party…

Hyssop – Herb of Protection

The small bunch of Hyssop I have in my garden has just started flowering, with blue, decorative spikes…….Hyssop thrives in the Summer and (like me) barely tolerates the Winter………. History; Cultivated widely in Britain, Hyssop does grow wild in Southern Europe. Historically Hyssop was used as a ‘strewing’ herb in the 17th Century and would…

Herbs for the Summer Solstice

These words are taken from the amazing book ‘Master Book of Herbalism’ by Paul Beyerl – I coud’nt resist his suggestions for Elder. ‘Who can resist going out to play when we can frolic in the woodlands until late at night?…… Chamomile; Used to invoke the God, Chamomile will make us aware of the Father…