Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Geum urbanum or Avens herb

Today we are making tincture of Geum urbanum or Avens herb.

Constituents of Geum urbanum include volatile oil, glucoside, Gein, geum-bitter, tannic acid, gum and resin.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Remembered Remedies by Anne Barker

A new book on ethnomedica has been published by Anne Barker MNIMH entitled Remembered Remedies.

The book is available:

An interview given by Anne Barker to BBC Radio Orkney, during the course of field research, can be found here:

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Commiphora molmol or Myrrh

Today we are making tincture of Commiphora molmol or Myrrh.

Constitutents of Commiphora molmol include volatile oil (m-cresol), eugenol, formic acid, acetic acid, heerabolone); resin (commiphoric acids).