Category: Foraging

The Birks of Aberfeldy

We were lucky enough to spend a weekend up at Aberfeldy recently and the autumnal colours were stunning. We took in the stunning great Beech trees and the many Birch trees, spotting some of the great medicinal Birch Polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) dotted about the forest. So it goes that Robert Burns was inspired by the beautiful …

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Herb Walk Tomorrow

Grass Roots Remedies were invited to be part of the Edinburgh Botanic Garden’s short course programme this year, and on Sunday we spent a gorgeous autumn day discussing some of the ethics and issues around herbal medicine, whilst making various remedies to keep us well over the winter. We had a great day with everyone …

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Its Rosehip Time Again

Despite it being the end of summer, I have always loved berry season. I’ve recently discovered a new way to make rosehip syrup which keeps all the nutrients in which I’ve been trying out. Actually, this recipe for Raw Rosehip Syrup is very old. The idea is that by boiling the hips for a long …

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Foraging for Spring Tonics

Spring is an incredibly important time for plants, animals and humans alike. Historically, before our current climate of trade globalisation where we import fresh greens out of season from around the world, winter in Northern climates was a time of limited nutrition. People would have only been able to eat what they could grow, or …

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