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Herbs of Scotland Poster on Sale Now

Herbs of Scotland Poster on Sale Now

Exciting new arrival to the Grass Roots Remedies shop - this beautiful new educational poster by @nutblossom Herbs of Scotland - 11 species and their traditional uses in Caledonia ??? On sale now for £8.50 +p&p - all proceeds go to supporting our community herbal...

Our Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic Turns 5 Years Old!

Our Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic Turns 5 Years Old!

On Wednesday 23rd September our Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic will turn 5 years old. It's been a wonderful journey & we couldn't have done it without the support of so many - from our funders past & present allowing us to continue offering high quality...

New Growers’ Guides!

New Growers’ Guides!

We are very pleased to have been working with Edinburgh designer Mary Hutchison to create some new Growers Guides – simple instructions to aid you in cultivating your own medicinal herbs. We are passionate about the sustainability of herbal medicine, and so growing...

Pay It Forward – Can You Support Our Community Clinic?

Pay It Forward – Can You Support Our Community Clinic?

Here is what one local resident had to say about the clinic "I would like to take the time to explain how much Grass Roots Remedies low cost herbal clinic in Wester Hailes has helped me. I started attending the clinic about 2 years ago. I was dubious at first but was...

Herb Profile: Mullein

Herb Profile: Mullein

         Mullein Botanical Name: Verbascum thapsus Common Names: Scots: Aaron’s rod, Shepherd’s club, White Mullein, Cuddy-lugs (Donkey’s ears), Hag’s Taper, Cowboy’s Toilet Paper Family: Scrophulariaceae - the Figwort family Parts Used: Dried leaves and flowers, some...

Herb Profile: Roseroot

Herb Profile: Roseroot

Rhodiola rosea Family: Crassulaceae Common names:, Rhodiola, Roseroot, Golden Root, Arctic root, Rosy Stonecrop, Tibetan Ginseng, Gaelic-Lus nan Laoch-Plant of the champion or hero. Synonyms: Sedum rhodiola. S. rosea. (L.)Scop. Roseroot growing on a cliffside in the...