Monthly Archives: September 2013

30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 19

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Mallow (Malva sylvestris) Neanderthals as well as people in the Stone Age used the Common Mallow, which is the only malvae species in question here, and other herbs such as Mugwort to bed their dead. … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 18

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria, spirea) We have learned from many sources that Meadowsweet was well known to the Celts, even revered by the Druids. Still, there is not much to be found in Alpine herb lore … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 17

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Mullein (Verbascum thapsiforme) Here are directions on how to use this herb, that is called “King’s Candle” in German, but should actually be called “Queen’s Candle”, because it was believed to be the Goddesses scepter, … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 16

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) This plant is mainly used for respiratory tract problems. According to Marcellus Empiricus, Coltsfoot should be collected during the waning Moon and during low tide (which is less applicable to the folks in the Alps,) on Jupiter’s … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 15

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Cornflower (Centaurea) Plinius the Elder said that the Celts called the plant EXAGON. The herb is mentioned on a silver plate from the year 100 BCE, as a part of a spell. We also know … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 14

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) Burdock (Arctium lappa) It has been proven that the leaves of this plant contain a bactericide, which makes the herb a perfect remedy especially for wound covers. At the same time, the Burdock has a … Continue reading

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