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GEMMOTHERAPY ELIXIRS

The bud is embryonic tissue – vegetal stem cells – in a phase of intense cell multiplication containing the evolutionary potential, all of the genetic information as well as the energetic imprint of the entire plant.
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Vanilla, cocoa, coconut, orange peel, ginger & nutmeg…

One day, late last summer, the most wondrous and magical thing occurred here on the farm.  A bag full of the freshest, blackest, most aromatic, shiny, moist and pliable, certified organic vanilla beans I’d ever had the pleasure of sharing … Continue reading

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OUR LADY’S MANTLE

OUR LADY’S MANTLE Alchemilla vulgaris ROSACEAE Lately I’ve been sitting in the shade of a lovely plum tree here at the Blessed Maine Herb Farm, as the weather has been hot, and I appreciate the cool shade this plum tree’s … Continue reading

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Valerian – Valeriana officinalis

VALERIAN – Valeriana officinalis – VALERIANACEAE Lovely in bloom and sweetly aromatic, Valerian is a mineral-rich tonic that is exceptionally nourishing to the nervous system.   It is a powerful nervine, carminative, and acts as an antispasmodic agent as well. This herb exerts … Continue reading

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ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS

CHINESE MILK VETCH  Astragalus membranaceus Last night I was sharing information about the wonders of Astragalus with my Herbal Medicine Correspondence Course students, as we have just begun our lesson on the Immune and Lymphatic System.  Since it is an … Continue reading

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The Burning Times

A lot of misinformation exists about this period of European history, sometimes referred to as the Burning Times. According to differing accounts, anywhere from 50,000 to as many as 9 million people, mostly women, were executed during these several hundred years. But a flood of new information on this period has been brought to light, and much of it casts serious doubt on many of the commonly held ideas about who, how many and by what means people were actually killed for being witches during this time. Continue reading

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Hawthorn Crataegus spp.

I’ll readily admit to having a great fondness for hawthorn trees. I find them to be particularly graceful and exceedingly magical, I love their compact growing habit, the unmistakable shape they form and all the legends and lore that surrounds … Continue reading

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Assumption Day ~ First-Fruits Festival

The special flower of this day is Clematis, the fragrant virgin’s bower. The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a day of great importance to those who honor Great Mother. It’s a celebration that dates back … Continue reading

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HERBS FOR THE RELIEF OF CHRONIC PAIN

Chronic pain often long outlives its original cause. It usually worsens over time and takes on a life of its own. There is probably nothing more debilitating than chronic pain. Defined as pain lasting for six months or longer, chronic … Continue reading

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Roses

“When the sun fell low in the sky the apprentices gathered Rosa rugosa blooms from the hedge in the garden and the bushes around the cellar house. These they brought to her. She put her writing down and joined them … Continue reading

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