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by ItalianBee
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Spring Weed Walk
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Spring Weed Walk

On the subject of overwintering thyme and rosemary, I just have a container garden so I bring them inside. They are the only two of the herbs I grow that have made it through the winter, even inside, on a consistent basis. Rosemary doesn't mind my cold bedroom window, but I have had success with the...
by ItalianBee
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: A Plant At A Time Series- from the Archives
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: A Plant At A Time Series- from the Archives

What a great story about the ants, Lady A! :lol: I'm thinking of making a bunch of herbal honeys - infusing the herb in the straight honey - rather than the way I've made syrups in the past. I have a jar of Angelica honey that is more liquid than the honey by itself, and which has already lasted sev...
by ItalianBee
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Talking Stick
Topic: Rufus's broken leg
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: Rufus's broken leg

What a lovely story! I'm so glad he's doing well.
by ItalianBee
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Spring Weed Walk
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Spring Weed Walk

Wow, Lady A! Spring greens already? We still can't see the ground for snow! All I'm harvesting is thyme and rosemary from my windowsill plants - but I love thyme and rosemary.
by ItalianBee
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Wise Woman Classroom
Topic: adaptogens
Replies: 12
Views: 2439

Re: adaptogens

It's so strange to read about "too many chanterelles"! I grew up with parents who gathered mushrooms (for food as opposed to medicinal value), and chanterelles were everybody's favourite, but there were never enough of them and the season was short. They were the only ones I ever got confi...
by ItalianBee
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Talking Stick
Topic: Essential oil usage
Replies: 9
Views: 7391

Re: Essential oil usage

I feel that they are being over used and used by many people for a "quick and easy fix" to a problem. I personally fine them to be more irritating than useful with a few exceptions. i do like a few drops of lavender and frankincense in my bath. I prefer infused oils. I agree - but I will ...
by ItalianBee
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Arnica
Replies: 10
Views: 3832

Re: Arnica

I use Arnica oil in combination with Epsom salts. I find it a very potent combination. Epsom doesn't dissolve in oil though. I made an epsom/arnica ointment and it was difficult to get it to blend. It needs to be used on moistened skin. Do you mean that you rub the epsom salts on your moistened ski...
by ItalianBee
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Splinter: will it work its way out, or should I force it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Re: Splinter: will it work its way out, or should I force it?

I have had splinters that worked their way out, but on the other hand I might worry about infection if you leave it in there. And my mother always used a needle, which she held over a flame to sterilise - she said that pins might be partly composed of brass, which was not good to prick yourself with...
by ItalianBee
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: The Talking Stick
Topic: Relationship with Mother
Replies: 4
Views: 3484

Re: Relationship with Mother

My mother and I no longer speak. It's a long story, but I had to cut ties for my own mental health as well as for the safety of my son. My question is, how can I move past this? Every holiday or birthday makes me shudder at the prospect of having of talking to her. Sometimes people need to cut ties...
by ItalianBee
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Hot Infusions-Cold Infusions
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: Hot Infusions-Cold Infusions

Well, silly me. I have the Bairacli Levy book too, but it's been too long since I've been looking at my books for new ideas - I've just been doing what I'm used to. So, time to go back and learn some new techniques.

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