Posts Tagged ‘ herbs ’

Herbs of Saturn

Aug 31st, 2018 | By

Morning Glory and henbane are both herbs of Saturn. Why did historical herbalists connect certain plants with the sun, the moon or the planets? Steve Andrews has explored this in his book: Herbs of the Sun Moon and Planets, which you can find out more about here –  Here’s morning glory        

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Herbs of Mars

Aug 25th, 2018 | By

Some of the herbs associated with the planet Mars, are the dragon tree, and tobacco. In this video, Moon Books author Steve Andrews explains why the dragon tree is associates with Mars.   And here’s a photo of tree tobacco, which is also associated with Mars.               Find out

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Herbs of Mercury

Aug 19th, 2018 | By

Ancient herbalists associated different herbs with different astrological bodies. In Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets, Steve Andrews explores those association. here are two examples of plants associated with the planet Mercury… Fennel                   and lavender

Herbs of the Sun

Aug 15th, 2018 | By

Pagan Portals – Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets combines herbalism with astrology and explains how the ancient herbalists like Culpeper assigned specific herbs to planetary rulers. Here are two herbs of the sun: Rosemary                 And St John’s Wort, which flowers at midsummer.      

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Celtic Medicinal Plants

Aug 11th, 2018 | By

Moon Books author Angela Paine will be giving a talk on Celtic Medicinal Plants at the Christian Community, Cainscross road, Stroud on Sunday the 2nd September 2018 at 11.00 am. She will also be signing copies of her new book, the Healing Plants of the Celtic Druid, in which she covers a whole new range of

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Herbs of the moon

Aug 7th, 2018 | By

In Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets, Steve Andrews explores some of the traditional astrological associations made with herbs. Moon herbs: Jasmine Water Lily and Wild Lettuce Find out more here – 

Songs of protest with Steve Andrews

Jul 25th, 2018 | By

Steve Andrews has two books published by Moon Books – Herbs of the Northern Shaman, and Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets. Herbs of the Southern Shaman will come out in April 2019. Steve is also a bard, using his voice to stand up for the planet. Here are two of his songs… Give

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Rosehip, Nettle leaf and Devil’s Claw root improves Knee Osteoarthritis

Jun 18th, 2018 | By

By Angela Paine. In Germany people use Rosaxan: rosehip fruit puree and juice concentrate, nettle extract and devils’ claw root extract (medAgil Gesundheitsgesellschaft mbH; Friedrichshafen, Germany) to treat knee osteoarthritis. More’ and team carried out a placebo-controlled randomised, double blind study to see how well Rosaxan worked to improve symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. They found

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Honeysuckle: A Flower for May

May 20th, 2018 | By

What a sweet name, conjuring images of bees and summer and jewel-like flowers dripping with nectar, while butterflies gorge themselves on the sugary goodness. According to, honeysuckle is a Beltane flower, which makes sense as I remember the intricate blooms beginning to open in my grandparents’ yard around this time of year. We would

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Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets excerpt

Mar 12th, 2018 | By

Below is the introduction to Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets, by Steve Andrews. This book is about the herbs of other planets in the solar system, so is certainly a bit different from many other herbals. But how can there be herbs on the other planets you are no doubt asking? Well, the

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