It’s here! It’s the blog party! We have an amazing collection of writings on all sorts of weedy wonders that herbalists near and far love dearly.
Here’s the breakdown!
Karen Vaughan on Plantain!
Dragonlady on Dandelions
Greenman rambling on Ground Ivy
Lady Barbara on Teasel
Field of Tansy on Self Heal
Aquarian Bath on Mulberry!
Rosalee of Methow Valley on Yellow Dock!
Tales of a kitchen Herbwife on Sorrel and Watercress
Abby Artemisa on Garlic Mustard
Granny Sam on Mullien
Medicine Woman’s Roots on Nettle Seed Harvesting
Dreamseeds on Cottonwood
Darcy Blue on sweet clover (meliotus).
August Blog Party on the sweet preparation of herbal medicines, hosted by Kiva Rose at www.bearmedicine.com
Sarah Head of Tales of a Kitchen Herbwife had given us an excellent overview of many sweet medicines, complete with a whole slew of yummy and often ingenious recipes.
Susan of Farm at Coventry has a gorgeous post on Exploring the Electuary.
Kiva Rose’s post on Sweet Medicine covers a wide variety of herbal Elixirs, Cordials, Oxymels, Infused Wines and many other treats.
Karen Vaughan talks about sweet medicine in her excellent monograph of Turmeric.
The infamous Henriette has posted a summary of her favorite past posts on sweet medicines, including a lovely one on spruce shoot syrup that I’m very fond of.
Cory’s Aquarian Bath blog explores the many benefits of Garlic Honey.
Goddess Garden Healing writes about syrups, and shares a very delicious sounding Elder Rose Syrup recipe.
Darcey Blue has given us a fascinating look at what the sweet taste really means in traditional medicine and what its healing properties are, in addition to a wonderful recipe for her Sweet Melissa Divine honey.
Lady Barbara’s Garden shares a wonderful way of immersing ourselves in the magic of sweet medicine, all night long!
Rosalee of Methow Valley Herbs talks about her delightful journey with the multi-faceted medicine of Chamomile.
Kristine of Dancing in a Field of Tansy gives a great overview of syrups, complete with a recipe and insights into using specific herbs for the syrups.
Green Man Ramblings offers an intuitive look at how glycerin can bring out the traditional divinatory aspects of Yarrow.
Giuli of the rewilding/bioregional blog, Toby’s People, shared her introductory thoughts about and inspirations for working with herbal honeys.
Amanda writes about a non-edible, but still very sweet medicine in her post on herbal creams.
Yael of dirttime.org discusses different ways of preserving the growing season’s bounty.
The lovely Kristena of Dreamseeds generously shares her adventures with Wild Hyssop with us.
Ananda tops it all off with a beautiful post on sensual Sweet Oil, mmmm.