Herbs As Primary Healthcare Tool

Despite the advance of modern medicines as well as several other prevailing alternate streams of medicines, people in several countries across the globe still use herbs as the basic healthcare too. In effect, plenty of the remedial features of modern or contemporary medicine have been adopted from the researches undertaken on herbal remedies in the … Continue reading Herbs As Primary Healthcare Tool

Prickly Pear Cactus {Opuntia ficus-indica}

Also, Known As Barbary Fig Prickly Pear Cactus Tuna Cactus Prickly pear cactus (botanical name, Opuntia ficus-indicia) is a cacti plant that has the characteristic of being a fruit and flower compact and has been used by the native Mexican tribes for treating a range of ailments and health conditions for several centuries now. While … Continue reading Prickly Pear Cactus {Opuntia ficus-indica}

Rhodiola {Crassulaceae – Rhodiola rosea}

Other members include jade plant. Also, Known As: Golden root, rose root, and arctic root. Plant Part Used: Root. Rhodiola is a perennial that grows to 30 inches, produces bushy yellow flowers, and has a thick, gold-pink rhizome, hence the names golden root and rose root. It thrives in some of the harshest conditions on … Continue reading Rhodiola {Crassulaceae – Rhodiola rosea}

Tibetan Rhodiola {Rhodiola sacra}

Also, Known As: Rhodiola Tibetan Rhodiola The Tibetan Rhodiola Sacra is a highly valued medicinal herb that grows in the slopes of the Himalayas, known to be the supreme mountain range on the earth. This herb belongs to the family Crassulaceae, a plant genus that is indigenous to the arctic region, for instance, the eastern … Continue reading Tibetan Rhodiola {Rhodiola sacra}

Floral Calendar

Calendars have existed for thousands of years in various forms. The Chinese, Japanese, Romans, Egyptians, and Hopi and Navajo Indians, among countless others, developed calendars. Each of these calendars was different, but each was an accurate means of keeping track of the seasons and the passage of time. Because calendars were so closely tied with … Continue reading Floral Calendar

Fresh from Photopoint! The first official Beltane 2016 pictures.

GrannyMoon's Morning Feast

Uploaded from the tech station at the Beltane 2016 after party to the sound of drums. Enjoy! Photos (x2 each) by Asier Goikoetxea, Bartlomiej Pyrz, Bleu Hope, Dan Mosley, Laura Wallace, Mark Taylor…

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Heartwings Love Notes 722 Spring Has Truly Sprung

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THE marsh marigold is considered of great use in divination, and is called "the shrub of Beltaine." Garlands are made of it for the cattle and the door-posts to keep off the fairy power. Milk also is poured on the threshold, though none would be given away; nor fire, nor salt--these three things being sacred. … Continue reading May-Day

May ~ The Merry Month Of May!

This month is named after the goddess Maia, to whom the Romans sacrificed on the first day of the month. Maia was one of the Pleiades, the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. They were all transformed into pigeons that they might escape from the great hunter Orion, and flying up into the sky were … Continue reading May ~ The Merry Month Of May!

Emerald ~ May Birthstone

Emerald  is associated with the Heart Chakra and with blissful love. In groups of two or more people, Emerald can encourage bonding, and strengthen communication and understanding, helping each person to adequately express themselves without offending others. Emerald is believed to enhance memory and mental clarity. Meditating with Emerald can help one to connect to … Continue reading Emerald ~ May Birthstone