Lacto-Fermented Wild Garlic… and a super green pesto recipe.

Wild garlic season has started here in the south of England and its wonderful. Allium Ursinum or ransoms/wood garlic/wild garlic, is a beautiful broad leafed plant that envelopes the woodland floor with luscious patches of green and leaves the air smelling of fresh but subtle garlic. We love it! Wild garlic is edible and often [...]

The Preppers Plant-Based Medicine Project. No 2: Styptic Powder.

A herbal powder to help staunch blood flow, from an injury We thought it would be an important part of a medicine kit to have a remedy to help staunch the flow of blood. This would be in the event of a nasty cut or wound and in a situation where there is no medical assistance! We have come up with a Styptic Powder made [...]

Usnea, Oldmans Beard Lichen Part One.

It seems everywhere we look on the internet at the moment Usnea Lichen and its medicinal value keeps popping up! We've always loved the lichens, such beautiful, enchanting and magical genus. Looking completely different in colour or texture when dry or wet, dripping from branches or encrusted on trunks, they can be a challenge to [...]

Turkey Tail Mushrooms & Medicine

A New Year, a new blog... Winter is a strange place to start in the world of foraging but a great place if you know what you are looking for... Mushrooms! Mushrooms are the new favourite in the world of plant-based medicines and healthcare. Although they have been around for millennia, it seems that research [...]