Witch Hazel

  In my last post “Growing Alfalfa Sprouts” I looked for herbal support for after my husband’s operation. http://theforagingherbalist.com/growing-alfalfa-sprouts/ I found that witch hazel may also support my husband’s recovery after his nose and throat operation. Witch hazel is also known as winter bloom. Uses The doctor told my husband that he may suffer nosebleeds …

Useful Vocabulary

Aggregation The formation of a number of things into a cluster Angiosperms Plants which carry their ovules enclosed in a fruit or other protective capsule Antiphlogistic Acts against inflammation or fever Apothcary A medical professional who formulates and dispenses materia medica to physicians, surgeons, and patients. Artemisia Any of many aromatic flowering plants of the …

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy uses pure essential oils to change or modify the mind, body, or spirit. They mainly have a psychological effect and the oils are most effective when inhaled or used for external application. My first experience of using smells to relax was many years ago when I had breast cancer. I would lie on the …