Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

a.k.a. Alehoof A very pungent smelling & tasting herb. With leaves a similar shape to a horses hoof, it was once used in beer making before the use of Hops. This is a good herb for congestion in the nose & …phlegmy lungs. Good to add to a syrup for kids with coughs & colds. […]

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Red clover is a lovely safe herb with so many benefits, especially for us girls! The flowering head with the set of two Trifolium leaves underneath is used & is collected just before it’s fully open. They can be dried if need be. This plant is rich in chemicals which act like estrogens, known as […]

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

This plant is collected as it flowers, all ariel parts are used, fresh or dried. The flowers vary from white to pink & the feathery leaves have a unique flavour which many enjoy in salads. Yarrow is a very good diaphoretic, opening the pores & bringing on a sweat. This makes it useful for treating […]

Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

This plant can be seen now, poking out of lawns, verges & hedgerows. Ribwort is a very safe plant. Useful in treating small children (from 6 months) & adults. When I see Ribwort I think mainly of regulating mucus production: If in the lung, this plant is useful for chronic coughs with white/clear mucus, continuous […]