I was visiting a friend’s garden in Ainslie ACT where cleavers were growing abundantly. My friend commented on the beauty of the plant, its abundance and vitality. He said to me what about we tincture that?
It was a shining example of how simple herbal medicine at home can be.
The simplicity of the plant growing healthily in the garden.
Cleavers was there – it did not need to be manufactured or transported around the world or need a research grant. It’s just there, waiting to be harvested. You can look upon it as a common weed completely overlooking its unique properties. A lot of what we look on or call ‘weeds’ or common plants have a long history of usage in Herbal medicine.
And apart from visiting friends much of my time at the moment is spent working on collaborative project with my friend Wendy Dumaresq. We are working on a herbal medicine course that is a deep dive into a number of herbs showing people how they can do herbal medicine for themselves in a safe and effective way.
You can hear a FB interview with Wendy with Animal Dreaming publishing. The interview covers a number of topics and also covers this new Herbal medicine course.
Click on this link Wendy Interview
Have a listen and let me know what you think.
You can see Wendy’s work on Natural Women Network