Diary - 05/06
Diary - Jun 2005
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June was our only wet workshop, made more difficult by the height of grass in the fields leading down to the Sanctuary, which could not be mown until July. Even so, the rain only lasted for a short while in the morning and did not dampen enthusiasm for looking at "Herbs for Women". We started by talking about the menstrual cycle, its onset and demise and considered the herbs, which can be especially useful for strengthening the cycle at different times. We tried agnus castus (Vitex or chaste berry) and lady’s mantle tea (plant pictured right) and discovered that adding lemon balm to motherwort reduced the bitterness of the tea. We also talked about using hawthorn as a fluid regulator, sage and elderflower for hot flushes and the importance of supporting one’s liver and lymphatics through the use of dandelion, burdock and cleavers.

 

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