Dried Comfrey Root Our first preparation for our medicine chest project is comfrey plaster. Partly because we already had some dried root but also because the root is usually harvested late autumn through to winter. We want to align this projects as seasonally as we can. Comfrey (Symphytum offinale), is the number one root to [...]
We received a great amount on interest in our Chaga Jun recipe so thought we should post another going into more detail of how this brilliant fungus can be used medicinally. We will share a how to make a double extraction Chaga tincture as well as how to use it, why we should be utilising [...]
We've all had that conversation haven’t we? Mostly in jest... “what’s our plan when the apocalypse happens?” Now, our family aren’t preppers by any means, but we do have a good set of outdoor survival skills, knowledge on foraging, what plants are poisonous and what are edible. We have always said that our first step [...]
Chaga is an amazing mushroom that has been all over the internet at the moment - and for good reason... The chaga mushroom is commonly found on birch trees (and a few others) and has been used for centuries due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Tzar Vladmir Monamakh, a 12th Century Russian emperor, even claimed it [...]
Old Mans Beard Lichen. This is a follow on post about the Usnea medicinal lichen and our experiments to create a powerful medicine from it. After collecting a small bag of lichen from the woodland floor, we bought it home to clean and dry.One of the first things we noticed was a lot of little [...]
We thought we would share with you some of our absolute favourite books. These have given us a plethora of inspiration and information. And has kick-started many projects of ours .