herbal remedies


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 […]

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

bushcraft | herbal remedies | Kent | south east | London

Guelder rose decocted tincture

Nicola has recently made a Guelder rose decocted tincture.  The bark from Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus) is often refered to as ‘cramp bark’, so it’s no great surprise that it has been used in the past for muscle cramps, menstrual cramps, muscle spasms, restless leg and many other ailments. How to make guelder rose decocted tincture […]


yarrow salve | herbal remedies | Kent | south east | London

Yarrow salve – a simple recipe 1

Yarrow (Acillea millefolium)   As an infusion : Colds and flus; high blood pressure; tones varicose veins; prevents blood clots; tension; weak digestion. As a salve : Cuts, abrasions and minor burns. We made some yarrow salve at the weekend.  Nicola picked the yarrow a few months back and left it in a brown paper bag to […]