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The saturday night show discusses holistic gardening

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Alien attack… Invasive plant species and how to deal with them. Part 2

So we are under attack, what is our response? Well if you are enlisting then the first rule of war is to know your enemy and I will equip you (within the posts on invasives) with all you need to … Continue reading

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Absorption Essences

Absorption essences are basically what they sound like; a method/vehicle for absorbing the healing energy of the herb or holisticplant part. Flower essences and infused oils are absorption essences in their own right but in general an absorption essence refers … Continue reading

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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

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Infused Oil, Oil Lotions / Liniments

An oil lotion or a liniment is basically an infused oil used as a stimulating rub or healing lubricant. There are two varieties: cold infused (flower and soft herb); and hot infused (spices, hard herbs like rosemary and thyme and … Continue reading

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Tinctures

Tinctures are alcohol-based remedies for oral consumption. A Tincture is as much a dosage as it is a preparation; usually 10-20 drops of a Mother tincture diluted in a glass of spring/mineral water. To make a Mother tincture using an … Continue reading

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