Herbal Folklore

As a follow up to yesterdays post I thought I would share this 🙂

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Tuesday evening, I attended my first meeting of the South Carolina Herbal Society here in Charleston. Because I’m very interested in learning about herbs and herbal medicine, I brought my membership form and annual fee with me. After the first meeting, I can already say that it is going to be worth it! The leader of the meeting is an experienced herbalist, and she shared for an hour and a half on herbal folklore. As we know, there is usually a thread of truth underlying “old wives’ tales” or folklore, so it was interesting to learn how people used herbs centuries ago. Although she couldn’t possibly touch on every herb and its folklore in that short period of time, she did speak about the most common herbs. I’d like to now share with you some of what I learned.

I took pages and pages of notes during the meeting, writing furiously to…

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8 thoughts on “Herbal Folklore

  1. It’s going to take me a bit of time to read the whole thing but I’m saving it. It looks fascinating! I love folklore and herbs. Perfect combination. I swear that looks like a jug of Limoncello in the photo next to the comment box. Probably not but now I’m thinking I want some. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this information.

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