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Fairy Folk Around the World

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Fairy Folk Around the World

To mark the 1st Annual Fairy Festival happening this Saturday at our own Arcata Plaza, we would love to make #herbalwisdomwednesday all about the wee magical folk around the world and the plant & herbs associated with them.  When many of us think of Fairies, we imagine the tricky sprites, pixies and elf-like creatures from the Gaelic-Celtic-Northern European traditions and, naturally, many of the plants and trees native to those areas are associated with them. A couple of examples include: -Foxglove (Digitalis) have also been called Fairy Gloves and Fairyweed and the little spots inside the flowers are said to...

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Hawthorn - Herb Blurb

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Hawthorn - Herb Blurb

In these challenging times of stress and worry, our hearts can take a lot of abuse. Emotionally, absolutely, but those stress hormones can take a big toll on the physical body of our hearts as well. Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) is a cardiac tonic that can do so much to protect this most vital organ.Description:A lovely dense tree or shrub that grows throughout the northern hemisphere, Hawthorn has small, sharp thorns, white or white/pink flowers and red berries. These tenacious plants can grow up to 25 feet and are native to North America, Europe, and Asia. In both the East and...

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Cleansing Calendula - #herbblurbs

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Cleansing Calendula - #herbblurbs

Let the beautiful Calendula blooms share their gentle but potent medicine with you! Calendula is one of those special herbs that are therapeutic in many ways but whose action is gentle enough for use by almost everyone. Click the link below for more information and some great recipes for this amazing plant ally by Carol Little of Studio Botanica.   http://studiobotanica.com/super-anti-microbial-calendula-medicine/

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