Monday, 28 July 2014

Potions and Lotions

In our second adventure club of the summer we set out to gather and learn about wild plants

our first foraged plant was meadowsweet which is growing in abundance in the wet areas of Corehead

Happy foragers

Checking for bugs!

Did you know..that meadowsweet cantains a chemical (Salicylic acid) very similar to aspirin and was traditionally used to reduce pain and inflammation.
It also makes a tasty drink! great on hot sunny days.  


We then went for a walk gathering a variety of plants as we went including yarrow, red clover, greater plantain and chickweed.
We infused them in oil and added bee's wax  to make a ointment.
 
 




Ali
Community and Education Officer.

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