Herbal Remedies


How to make hawthorn tincture

It’s mid May and the hawthorn is resplendent in full bloom and the hedgerow is ablaze with their beautiful flowers. Right now both the flowers and leaves are edible and the flowers especially are very tasty. In this video Gary talks about hawthorn in general and how to make hawthorn tincture in particular.  Watch the […]

How to make hawthorn tincture | another 5 easily identifiable plants to forage | bushcraft | Kent

herbal hand sanitiser | herbal remedies | Kent | south east

Herbal hand sanitiser

Nicola has put this recipe together as she wanted to make her own herbal hand sanitiser.  It uses a blend of essential oils with anti-viral and anti-microbial properties.   Always take care when using essential oils and check the safe usage of each one before applying.  If you’re using essential oils for the first time, […]


fruit and nuts | foraging | Kent | south east | London

Finding haws in the hedgerow

We ran one of our 1 Day Foraging Courses at the weekend and found lots of haws in the hedgerow.  I’ve written previously about hawthorn in this post and I’ve also included its berries, haws, in this post on edible berries.  In this video I talk about eating the flowers in the spring and making […]


comfrey oil | herbal remedies | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Comfrey oil

We’ve written about comfrey in the past but this time we’re focusing on how to make comfrey oil.  We’ve picked enough leaves for a couple of jars so far, but as comfrey is an early plant to come through we’ll be able to get many more prepared this spring. Pick the comfrey leaves on a […]