With all the wonderful wild flowers in bloom my mind has been turning to their medicinal uses.
Here are my 2 potions, one red and one blue. They looked so great I had to blog about them.
The red one is St.John’s Wort oil, following a recipe in ‘Hedgerow Medicine‘. Made with the flowers and some olive oil, it’s almost ready to strain. It should be great for aches and pains.
The blue one is a Plantain tincture for insect bites and stings (I’ve been suffering this year). I found the recipe on this great site and knew I had to try it. I’m usually not keen on tinctures because of the use of alcohol but this one uses cider vinegar. Cider Vinegar is great anyway and I added the plantain leaves, seeds, some red clover and a bit of lavender from the garden.
I love making these natural remedies for my family and it give me a great reason to go out wandering in wild flower meadows.