Harvest Hawthorn Berries Susun Weed

Harvest Hawthorn Berries Susun Weed – Susun Weed is one of America’s best-known authorities on herbal medicine and natural approaches to women’s health. Her four best-selling books are recommended by expert herbalists and well-known practitioners and are used and cherished by millions of women around the world.

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Harvest Hawthorn Berries Susun Weed

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Read on to find out how Susun will celebrate Halloween, what she loves most this time of year and what she’ll prepare in the kitchen—she even shares a love potion recipe with us!

I suggest always doing your own research before growing forage for wild plants. Always consult a trained herbalist and I recommend not consuming it if you are not sure what it is.

Samahin is celebrated around 31 October. It is the beginning of winter, the day the fairies go underground, and the night to approach their loved ones.

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Winter begins. October 31 is marked six weeks after the autumnal equinox, when darkness begins to prevail and the days are noticeably shorter. Winters are more dark days than cold days, and by Samhain, increasing darkness cannot be denied. Is my firewood cut and stacked? Is indoor plumbing insulated and ready to freeze? Has all exterior plumbing been drained and sealed? Are gardens raked and composted? Is the freezer and pantry stocked? Is there enough hay in the barn?

The fairies left the land. October 31 ends with the ringing of the gates that protect the fairy land. The fairies and spirits of nature have retired to their underground homes and will not be seen again until May Day, the beginning of summer. In the British Isles, it signals the end of harvesting, but not in the New World, where the berries are sweeter after a frost or two, and the roots are more medicinal when leaf growth stops.

Dead return. On 31 October the veil that separates the living from the dead becomes permeable, thin, easy to see. The voices of the spirit can transcend the void. Transient images may cross the retina. Have a picnic at the graves of your ancestors and admire their lives for making it possible. Light a candle in the vegetable skull. Taste the sweetness of life. Create a little harmless chaos. Pretend to be someone other than your normal self.

This is how I celebrate the witch’s new year. I picnic near the cairns where my dead goats rest, praise ancestors, light fires and put candles in pumpkins and turnips, turn a ton of apples into cider, sauce and apple butter, cook, bake and bake pies and cookies and all kinds of sweets, taste the first taste, stay awake all night, listen carefully and keep my eyes open, apply flying ointment and in a trance Be swept away

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Samahin is the beginning of a new year and the end of an old year. Everywhere I look there is beauty. Wherever I see death is death. Crimson Maple stands out against a Cerulean sky. Bare branches against the clouds. Everywhere I look there is abundance. Wherever I look, I get lost out of sight. Acorns hail, knock us on noggins, fatten goats and pigs; Vidya says that such a gift of protein from trees indicates a long and cold winter. Flowers fall to the ground, succulents shrink, plants plant seeds and die, fish and frogs dig into the soil and disappear like fairies into their underground winter homes.

The end of October is the start of the root digging season. Time to harvest burdock and yellow dock, teasel and poke. Tinctures of these medicinal roots will keep me healthy and help me deal with problems. The end of October is the end of salad season, however, we can have a festive salad. And, of course, there needs to be flying ointment to celebrate.

Mustard greens or arugula, field mint, lemon balm, catnip, garlic mustard, chickweed, banana, malva, violet leaves, bedstraw, northern hibiscus flowers, roasted pumpkin seeds, lettuce if desired. Garnish with Organic Olive Oil, Tamarind, Goldenrod Vinegar, Gomasio.

Fry the herbs in oil, covered, in a medium oven for 2-3 hours. stress. For best results, cook a toad in oil and mix it with herbal oil. Can be applied on armpits, waist and temples.

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Use as many of these plants as you can find: poke berry, poke root, datura root, cannabis leaves and flowers, mullein leaves and flowers, henbane, black nightshade, bittersweet nightshade, tomato leaves, hard green tomatoes , belladonna, tobacco.

I have seen all the measures of apprentices and I made this year. What else do we want? what else do we need? How about some pine needle vinegar and some lemon balm oil? and another jar of field mint vinegar; It tastes great in watermelon soup. and some honey of mint and lavender and rosemary and sage; So soothing in winters. And let’s make a love potion, shall we?

I recommend always doing your research when cultivating wild plants. Always consult a trained herbalist and I recommend not consuming it if you are not sure what it is. “I lay beside the hawthorn – breathing in their invisible and unchanging scent, trying to fix it in my mind (who didn’t know what to do with it), losing it, retrieving it, my absorbing you into the rhythm that a youthful light-heartedness scattered the flowers here and there … I turned away from them for a moment … and then I returned to the hawthorn, and stood in front of them As one stands … Masterpieces … Thus the name Gilbert came to my ears … Appeared under the arch of pink hawthorn. ”

The genus, which is in the rose family, Rosaceae. This small thorny tree is native to the northern temperate zone and is found growing on forest edges, in open forests, and often as solitary trees on hillsides. It can grow very old and survive in harsh places. Hawthorn is grown around the world as an ornamental tree and for its medicinal berries, leaves and flowers. It is deciduous with lobed or toothed leaves and clusters of white or pink flowers. These flowers produce trimethylamine, which attracts carrion insects for pollination, and smells like rotting flesh or sexual fluid to some. The English poet Ted Hughes, (husband of Sylvia Plath), wrote that the flowers “have a nauseous, sweet anise scent.” Others, apparently like Proust, find it fragrant, sensual, and intensely floral. The berries, called hodgepodges, look like small apples and range in color from red to orange to black, and ripen in September and October, falling to the ground when fully ripe. Birds spread the seeds, causing our little tree to be seen as invasive somewhere. Hawthorn provides nectar, food and shelter to insects, birds and small mammals. Some moths and butterflies feed exclusively on nectar and leaves, and cedar waxwings and thrushes rely on eaves late in the season for winter sustenance. Commercial farming has removed much of its natural habitat.

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The name ‘hawthorn’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon ‘hegthorn’ or ‘hegthorn’, meaning ‘hedge thorn’, referring to its long use as a hedge shrub planted along the boundaries of the area. These hedges must have been places full of medicinal and magical plants and this gives us the term ‘hedge witch’. The word ‘hug’ shares the same etymology as the word ‘witch’, and witches were once thought to “ride along the hedges” a visible line between this area and the next.” And also paired with ‘Hagzusa.’ (Here I’ll take you to Haw and Thorne’s in-depth blog post that covers this topic thoroughly.) Hawthorn is sometimes referred to as ‘Whitethorn’, which Refers to the lighter color of its bark as opposed to the darker bark of blackthorn. May tree is the most commonly used folk name; hawthorn flowers appear in early May, just in time for Beltane, but we’ll get to that later. Other names are Bread and Cheese, Barra Cavs (Welsh for Bread and Cheese), Hagthorn, Mayflower, Quickthorn, Pixie’s Pear, Cuckoo’s Pearl, Lady’s Meat, Shrub, Chaste Tree, Quixet and Chucky Cheese.

Hawthorn was first written about as a medicinal plant during the Middle Ages, although we know it was used by early Europeans, Native Americans, and Chinese both medicinally and as a food source before this time. did. And the ancient Romans may have used it as a general health tonic. Today, herbalists know hawthorn as a powerful heart medicine for both physical and emotional heart healing. The leaves, berries and flowers are all harvested for medicine, and they act as a troporestorative (a nutrient that works with a specific organ or organ).