Monthly Archives: August 2013

30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 13

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Chamomile (Matricaria recuita) This flower, which can easily be confused with the Marguerite, is used externally to disinfect wounds and to soften scar tissue. It has also some pain relieving effect. Internally, the plant that … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 12

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Corn Poppy (Papaver rheas) Ever since the plant was introduced in the Alpine region in the Neolithic, it was used for calming nerves, as a pain reliever and as light sleep inducing medication. It was … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 11

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) This plant has been known as an anti-depressive for millennia. Back then, folks said that it expels bad spirits and demons, which are referred to as depression today. Same difference. … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 10

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Dog Rose (Rosa canina) Archeological excavations in crannog settlements brought to light, that the Proto-Celts have already eaten the fruits of this wild rose as mush. Witches and Druids regarded the plant sacred like the … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 9

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Vervain (Verbena officinalis) Druids and witches have used this herb mainly as a remedy for injuries, particularly those caused by iron weapons. This is why the plant is called “Eisenkraut” in German, i.e. Ironherb. But … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 8

(Deutsche Version unter  der Englischen) Ivy (Hedera helix) This plant should be used with utmost caution. The black berries are poisonous, and ingesting any parts of the plant causes the destruction of red blood cells. Externally, Ivy can be used … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 7

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Whoever, under my English speaking audience, has also followed the German section, might have noticed that the order in which I am publishing the herbs is alphabetical. So, according to this sequence, the Stinging Nettle … Continue reading

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