Tag Archives: gardeners First Aid

WASP STING – the done thing

Wasps (including hornets, yellow jackets and other members of Vespula and Dolichovespula species that regularly visit gardens) have sabre-like stingers that smoothly puncture the skin, release and puncture again repeatedly, delivering a swift inoculation of venom with each sting and … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Avocado graze glaze

Functional food is for more than eating………. For second degree abrasions and sundry grazes where inflammation occurs or for larger surface abrasions a poultice of pulped avocado flesh is sublime, the oil is so close to our skins natural oil … Continue reading

Posted in Food fixes, Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

quick thyme first aid

Abrasions, light scrapes and grazes are perhaps the most common injuries from which gardeners suffer; they include those surface layer wounds that often you don’t notice at the point of occurrence but may smart or sting later in the day – … Continue reading

Posted in Food fixes, Gardeners Health | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Naked solstice after sun remedies

Bheannacht ar an lá – blessings of the day. Today, the solstice, when more than the earths axis tilts towards the sun. Maybe you are naked in a dance to manifest abundance or maybe you are just catching the few … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

gardener’s first aid for allergic contact dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to a substance, material or plant that you have come into contact with; it generally manifests post contact as a region of itchy inflamed skin situated where contact had taken place. In severe … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wonderful weeds.

You might be thinking … Wonderful? Weeds? Really!!! But yeah I think they are wonderful, not just in how they conquer and adapt to situations but beyond their lesson in persistance, they have some great atributes that holistic gardeners can … Continue reading

Posted in Plant profiles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Compresses and Poultices

Compresses are soaked external dressings, hot or cold: A piece of cloth (traditionally linen or muslin) is allowed to soak in an infusion or decoction, to be applied to the affected area and held in place with bandages. Poultices are … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment