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by Lady Alinor
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Equisetum/horsetail
Replies: 8
Views: 6563

Re: Equisetum/horsetail

The archived site has some great HORSETAIL threads.
http://web.archive.org/web/201308290327 ... /index.php
by Lady Alinor
Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Cleavers
Replies: 8
Views: 6138

Re: Cleavers

I was just reading about cleavers over at the archived site...the conversation mentions 'sun-drying' cleavers to a 'black' stage, then using as a black tea substitute.
I don't think I've ever gotten the herb to darken.
by Lady Alinor
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Cleavers
Replies: 8
Views: 6138

Re: Cleavers

RoseRed... :D I'm doing well, not online often because I'm caring for my mother who is dealing with inoperable Lung Cancer ( she is about to move in with us (I'm terrified!!!) so as you can imagine life is CRAZY right now). Cleavers....I allow some cleavers to grow in my garden, I flag them so hubby...
by Lady Alinor
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Announcements and Greetings
Topic: Please Introduce yourselves
Replies: 46
Views: 69301

Re: Please Introduce yourselves

WELCOME PAT!!!!!!
by Lady Alinor
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina)
Replies: 1
Views: 2436

Re: Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina)

I love such information...current usage, traditional usage and ancient usage :D
by Lady Alinor
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Equisetum/horsetail
Replies: 8
Views: 6563

Re: Equisetum/horsetail

Movlin is right...Horsetail is a mineral powerhouse!!!! I use it with Oatstraw (daily) and Comfrey (1-2 times a week).
To be able to harvest Horsetail is a real blessing...sunshine, fresh air, and green things...BLESSINGS! :D
by Lady Alinor
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: It's spring! What are you foraging for?
Replies: 8
Views: 6410

Re: It's spring! What are you foraging for?

St. John's Wort, Calendula and Mullein just came into flower!!!! So far we've harvested and processed Hawthorn, Burdock, Dandelion, Bay, and Honeysuckle. So far I've used almost 2 gallons of 100 proof, 2 liters of Gycerine and about the same of Olive oil. I'm going to harvest carefully this year bec...
by Lady Alinor
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: need advice on Motherwort & Valerian tinctures
Replies: 2
Views: 3388

Re: need advice on Motherwort & Valerian tinctures

I find Hawthorn tincture a great helper herb, great assist to Motherwort ( Motherwort, Hawthorn, and St. John's Wort are my go-to when in the midst of a freak-out). Jim McDonald has a great youtube video about the virtues of Hawthorn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGB9Do-IEv8&index=2&list=P...
by Lady Alinor
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Cleavers
Replies: 8
Views: 6138

Re: Cleavers

We all have to try dried cleavers at least once...just as we have to try eating a wee bit fresh (LadyB is not the only one to discover the cling to your tongue yummy of fresh cleavers salad...lol )
by Lady Alinor
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Witch hazel question
Replies: 1
Views: 2304

Re: Witch hazel question

So glad you found some relief....Yes, I think the Witch Hazel helped, it has been used for gargle and washes for many, many decades...bark and /or leaf.

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