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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...

Herb Profile: Wood Avens

Herb Profile: Wood Avens

Botanical Name: Geum urbanum Common Names: Avens, Herb Bennet, Colewort, Benedict’s Herb, Radix caryophyllata Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family) Parts Used: Root, leaves Botany & Identification: A hedgerow and woodland herb found over most of Europe. Common in...

Herb Profile: Artist’s Bracket Fungus

Herb Profile: Artist’s Bracket Fungus

Botanical Name: Ganoderma applanatum Common Names: Artist’s Conk, Shelf Fungus, White Mottled Rot Mushroom, Bear Bread, Powder Coated Monkey’s Bench   Family: Ganodermataceae Parts Used: Fruiting Body of the Fungus Related Species: There are many species of Ganoderma...

Round Up of the Year 2018

Round Up of the Year 2018

These cold grey days provide at least some good kindling for reflection, which we'd like to share with you. Its been a very busy & rewarding year for us at Grass Roots Remedies, starting in January when we were lucky to have Rhona Donaldson join us as a co-op...

Herb Profile: Rosebay Willowherb

Herb Profile: Rosebay Willowherb

Botanical Name: Chamaenerion angustifolium (previously Epilobium angustifolium) Common Names: Rosebay Willowherb, Bombweed, Singerweed, London’s Ruin Family: Onagraceae - Willowherb/Evening Primrose Family Parts Used: Leaves and flowers Botany & Identification:...

Herb Profile: Heathers

Herb Profile: Heathers

Botanical Name: Calluna vulgaris             Common Names: Ling, Common Heather, Scottish Heather, Gaelic: Fraoch Family: Ericaceae - Heather Family Calluna vulgaris - Heather, Ling Parts Used: Flowering tops (July - September) fresh or dried Botany &...

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