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Podcast – Trossachs Wild Apothecary x The Herb Society

In episode 18 of Yoga, Herbs, Wild Food: The Podcast, Rox of Trossachs Wild Apothecary interviews Barbara, our Trustee, about St John Wort. They cover it’s wide ranging medicinal uses and discuss how to find the plant growing in the wild, how to keep it in your garden and how to harvest it.

“It is a fabulous plant and, if you’re into astrology and the understanding of plants as Culpeper was, then its planetary influence is the sun. It’s connected to the sun, and everything about the sun is to do with heat, and warmth, and light, and brightness. And it’s about restorative, so…when you think we’ve come through winter in the northern hemisphere and we’ve been affected by lack of light and warmth and sun, then this is one of the perfect herbs to be using during the time of the cold and the damp… [St John’s Wort] helps us to rebalance mentally and physically…putting the sun back in our life with plants related to that planet, I personally, have found to be of exceptional value to people over the winter months.

– Barbara Wilkinson, Herb Society UK Trustee

Listen here: Yoga, Herbs, Wild Food: The Podcast or subscribe and listen via Pod Bean

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting Rox and the podcast by buying her a virtual coffee. Alternatively, visit her website to find out more www.trossachswildapothecary.com.


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  1. Reply May 25, 2021

    Please msy I join and book a place at the event on 23rd June near Holmes Chapel for myself and a friend who is a member of your society? Many thanks, Diana

    • Reply June 7, 2021
      Ghislaine Howard

      Hi Diana, I spoke to Barbara the organiser of the event and she said you’d managed to get in contact. If you have any further queries, do send us an email at info@herbsociety.org.uk

      All the best,

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