Nature's Own Pharmacy- An A-Z Of Medicinal Plants, Herbs and Spices

 

Grow and Forage For Your Own Medicines and Spell Components In Nature’s Own Pharmacy.

 

Once you start researching your needs and the herbal options available to you, you’ll find most ingredients are easily found. In fact, many are conveniently ready to go in capsules, ointments, infusions and tinctures from your local health food shop.  If you want to go one step further, dried herbs and the more obscure items are readily available online.

 

But for the more adventurous out there, you will be amazed how many common ingredients are actually available from nature’s own pharmacy, aka the hedgerow.

 

It goes without saying (but I’m going to anyway!!) You should ALWAYS do thorough research before picking ANYTHING out of the hedgerow and ESPECIALLY before ingesting or applying ANY plants, herbs or spices for medicinal use.

If you are already taking medication, please make sure you check with your doctor and/or trained herbalist BEFORE introducing any natural remedies. Some herbs and medicines can interact unfavourably.

 

Here is a list of herbs and plants that can be used medicinally. I’ve provided links to further information, to get you started.

 

I’ll be adding to this over the next few weeks, and building a database of remedies & spells for further reference.

 

Useful Hedgerow Herbs:

 

Calendula

Chamomile

Chicory

Comfrey

Dandelion Root

Devil’s Claw

Elder

Feverfew

Heartsease

Hyssop

Lady’s Mantle

Lavender

Mugwort

Nettles

Rue

Shepherd’s Purse

St John’s Wort 

Wormwood

Yarrow

 

Kitchen Medicinals:

Allspice

Asafoetida

Basil

Black Pepper

Capsicum

Garlic

Mint

Onion

Rosemary

Sage

Thyme

Turmeric

 

Other Requests:

Angelica Root

Black Cohosh

Dragon’s Blood

Galangal Root

Lemon Verbena

Liquorice Root

Mandrake

Orris Root

Pennyroyal

Ragwort

Slippery Elm

Tonka Bean

Vandal Root (Valerian)

Vervain

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have particular interest in something I haven’t listed, get in touch and I will add it.

**PLEASE NOTE** I am NOT happy to identify specific plants that you have taken photos of, so please don’t ask me to! You are 100% responsible for your own health and wellbeing, this includes thorough research of any herbs you may wish to harvest.

 

 

You can find kitchen remedies for common complaints HERE.

 

For specific advice on a wide range of practical and emotional issues, Ask Jasmine.

 

 

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