How to source wild ingredients, sustainably and ethically,for herbal medicine

By Susan Curtis The increasing demand for wild plants as ingredients for food, cosmetics, wellbeing and medicinal products poses major ecological and social challenges. Many of the herbs and essential oils we love and use – from juniper and liquorice to elderberry and frankincense – are collected from the wild. In fact it is estimated…

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Those “Weeds” Are There For A Reason

A very old and wizened gardener once told me that there was no such thing as ‘weeds’ “A ‘weed’ is just a  plant in the wrong place,” he would say. He might as well have said: “A ‘weed is just a herb in the wrong place … or even in the right place!”

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