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What the heck IS a Hedgewitch

What the Heck is a Hedgewitch Anyways? Hedgewitchery is a combination of Traditional Witchcraft (NOT Wicca) and Shamanism, with herbalism, healing, and a deep love for nature added to the mix. Hedgewitchery is loosely based on the old wise woman (and man) Tradition. The wise woman Tradition is, quite possibly, the oldest eclectic magickal tradition. If you think “wise woman” and picture the strange old lady who sold herbs and magickal charms, acted as midwife and healer in the ancient times, you are not far off. This […]

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The Qualities of Carrier Oils

When you choose a carrier oil make sure that it is 100% pure, cold pressed and unrefined. Carrier Oils are used to dilute essential oils, create salves and lotions along with wonderful infused oils used for massages. One of the favorites used by many herbalists and one of my favorites is olive oil. It really is medicinal in that it nourishes and feeds the skin so it’s doing a lot of other good work in addition to the herbs that are infused in the oil. It’s also […]

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15 Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Everyday Life

Only use 100% cold pressed extra virgin oils The oils are now available in supermarkets but I much prefer Amazon, I found there is a good selection and of a high quality. On the front page, there is a link to Amazon. MY FAVOURITES ON AMAZON Click on the link and in the search box, type in carrier oils. It will give you a good selection to choose from. Choose a fractionated oil, it’s the best. Recommended Cooking: I love to cook with coconut oil. You can […]

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The Lost Book of Remedies

An old book I bought recently holds some very interesting information you might want to know about. Besides turning into my go-to book whenever I have a health problem, you’ll find some interesting things like: *why you should put garlic in your ear before going to sleep *what happens when you pour salt into a cabbage A. The salt mixes with the cabbage juice inside and begins to ferment B. The cabbage phytonutrients get “supercharged” by the acidity and turn into cholesterol sweepers C. After 3 days […]

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Dandelion: An Extremely Nutritious Herb

The Dandelion is an herbaceous plant that really is much more than just a nuisance in your yard. For all purposes, the Dandelion leaves are at their best just as they emerge from the ground and they are very distinct as nothing really resembles this at all. Depending on when you harvest the Dandelion leaves will determine the bitterness of them but it is an appealing bitterness. These leaves that are considered an herb blend nicely with salads and do well either sautéed or steamed. Many claim […]

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Burdock for Healing Purposes

Burdock is a plant that is related to the daisy family. It is also closely related to Echinacea, Dandelion, and Feverfew. Burdock is an herb but it is one that has been much neglected when it comes to getting attention. Back in ancient times the Greeks used the roots, the seeds, and the greens and used them for healing purposes. Throughout the Middle Ages Burdock was used for both food and medicine. Today, Burdock is still used for such things as easing liver problems and digestive disorders. […]

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Ginkgo Biloba: An Herbal Medicine

Ginkgo is one of the oldest tree species that are alive and the leaves are one of the most studied leaves in clinical settings today. Ginkgo Biloba is an herbal form of medicine and in Europe and The United States is one of the biggest sellers. Many traditional medicines contain Ginkgo and are used for enhancing memory and to treat circulatory disorders. Scientific studies all support and validate these claims. Newer evidence shows that Ginkgo might very well be effective in treating decreased blood flow to the […]

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