Folk Herbalism & Plant Healing

Marigold, the Shrub of Bealtaine

“No fear have I of Mother Earth; no dread, Of roots; the hidden sources of the seed. Those beauteous blossoms ranged in a bed, Of that damp underworld have primal need. Upon its chilly moist and dew they're fed. Till in due season on their stalks they speed, Upwards with many a variegated head, Of… Continue reading Marigold, the Shrub of Bealtaine

Folk Herbalism & Plant Healing, Folk Traditions & Recipes, Seasonal & Natural Living

Grasp the Nettle – Greim ar an Neantóg.

''Is mise neantógI haven't always been understoodI have stung you to sustain myselfUnderneath the skin that protects meIs so much nourishment and medicineI grow so abundantly in harsh conditionsAlthough often overlookedI offer myself unconditionally to the worldIs mise neantógI have nourished the people's since time began''. It's that time of year again... Where the Nettle… Continue reading Grasp the Nettle – Greim ar an Neantóg.

Folk Herbalism & Plant Healing

Brigid’s Beloved Dandelion

“A hoop from three to four inches diameter was made of milkwort, butterwort, dandelion and marigold. This was bound with a triple cord of lint in the name of the Father, and of Son, and of Spirit, and placed under the milk-vessels, to prevent witches spiriting away the substance of the milk.” - Alexander Carmichael,… Continue reading Brigid’s Beloved Dandelion