Monthly Archives: October 2015

Feverfew (and other supplements) for Migraine

In January 2014 I had to undergo Open Heart Surgery to repair a ‘prolapsed mitral valve’. This is something that I probably had from birth, and I was told that if I didn’t have the repair I likely wouldn’t see my 40th birthday. Thankfully the operation went well and although a long recovery my heart…

Halloween Poetry – All Hallows – Louise Gluck

All Hallows BY LOUISE GLÜCK Even now this landscape is assembling. The hills darken. The oxen sleep in their blue yoke, the fields having been picked clean, the sheaves bound evenly and piled at the roadside among cinquefoil, as the toothed moon rises: This is the barrenness of harvest or pestilence. And the wife leaning…

Folklore of the Rowan Tree

The Rowan Tree (known as the Mountain Ash in America although not actually a member of the Ash family) has a long and popular history of being both a tree of the visionary and of protection. The leaves can be used, and the berries can also be gathered, dried and when ground used as Incense. The Herbalist…