Hedgerow Medicines

Medicinal uses for wild plants

Maasai Forage Part 2

Maasai Forage Part 2

The Rift Valley  In Our previous Maasai Blog we introduced you to some plants the Maasai use in comparison to our own. In this blog we are going to have a look at a further selection of plants and there uses. Depicted above is the stunning Rift Valley, where all of the plants can be found as [&he
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Pain in the Bark Side!

Pain in the Bark Side!

MAN FLU!! There greatest atrocity to affect mankind anywhere!! (Or at least in my opinion). After recently contracting the deadly illness myself, as is the custom in our western world, I ran straight off to the nearest chemist to dose myself up with Lemsip and ibuprofen. A ritual that takes place ev
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Hedgerow Treatments for Hayfever

Hedgerow Treatments for Hayfever

As spring steam rollers on, and the wildlife and plants burst out from nowhere,   there is definitely a sense that summer is finally on its way. For most of us this is something to look forward to however for the unlucky ones that are hayfever sufferers the thought of summer means an inability to [
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Plantain hand cream.

Plantain hand cream.

The following recipe and method was inspired by the book Hedgerow medicine by J. B. Seal (ISBN: 1873674996, 9781873674994) which is something of a bible for using commonly available plants to make your own herbal remedies and medicines. For a couple of years now our instructors have benefited from t
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Cough Remedy from Croatia

Cough Remedy from Croatia

At this time of year the new growth on the Norway Spruce trees is apparent, as pale vivid green on the ends of the twigs. Norway or European Spruce Picea abies, is found across much of Europe and Asia. In a blog from a couple of years ago we looked at how to make a […]
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