Posts Tagged: herbs

I love the fresh clean scent of herbs and flowers in my home. I’m a sucker for attractive candles, sweet incense, and diffusing scent climbing slowly up bamboo reeds and wafting through a room. It’s probably no surprise that I love the thought of Sage Smudging to cleanse and purify. Burning incense has been around… Read the rest »

I really enjoy researching herbs and potions for my writing. Some plants have more mythology associated with them than others and happily legends about the mandrake plant abound 😀 From the book of Genesis, to Shakespeare, to J K Rowling, authors have used mandrake root in their stories. It’s been associated with fertility, used as an early anesthetic… Read the rest »

With its lacy leaves and small white flowers this plant doesn’t look nasty, but hemlock is a seriously poisonous plant. Every part of it – the leaves, flowers, bark, roots – all carry dangerous alkaloids that kill in fairly small quantities. Just about everyone knows the story of Socrates and how he was executed with a dose of hemlock back… Read the rest »