Category Archives: Medicinal Herbs

A Small New World

It find it exciting that I still meet new people up here in my little village with its 263 inhabitants, especially when they’re avid hikers and nature lovers like me ☺ Recently I made the acquaintance of Valérie, and some … Continue reading

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Golden Marigold II

During three weeks the little jar with marigold petals in sesame oil held its sunny space in my bookshelf. Then I carefully poured its contents through a small-meshed sieve to eliminate the petals. My calendula oil was ready! This herbal … Continue reading

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Golden Marigold I

Where I live, marigold is almost seen as a weed: it grows easily all over the place. However, unfortunately not everywhere: it didn’t use to grow in my garden, so I threw out some seeds and now it thrives here … Continue reading

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Fresh Herbal Teas

Herbal teas made with dried herbs can be enjoyed all year round, but nothing beats fresh herbs in summer! It’s a completely different experience using the herbs fresh from your balcony or garden, both for the eye – I love … Continue reading

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Nettle Hummus

My friends say I’m the only person they know who has actually planted nettles in her garden… ! I know they sting, but I just LOVE nettles (and they’re tucked away in a far corner of my garden, just in … Continue reading

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A Cup of Something Hot

On winter mornings, still warm from bed, cuddling up in a blanket at the breakfast table when it’s only 12C in the room. On winter afternoons, stuck in the house while the freezing rain falls outside, or on winter evenings, … Continue reading

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Herbal Body Oils

My region, the Val d’Hérens in the Swiss Alps, is a very specific biosphere with an amazing variety of plants, many of them medicinal herbs. The more I learn about these herbs, the more I want to use them. The … Continue reading

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The Stunningly Sage Sage

Out of all medicinal herbs, sage (salvia officials) is one of the most common ones – and most versatile. Its curative qualities have been known for thousands of years: already the Romans said “Cur moreretur homo dum salvia crosscut horto?”, i.e. … Continue reading

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