There have been some lovely posts for this month’s blog party in which we considered the role of Herbal Hugs- delicious, supporting or uplifting medicines that help us through difficult times and comfort and open our hearts. I hope you enjoy reading them all as much as I did!
Ali at Eldrum Musings has written about a lovely rose hip syrup that she made recently along with some rosehip vodka and wine. She also speaks about some of the other herbs she considers to be herbal hugs. She says, ‘while there are several herbs that crop up as a real herbal hug for me, the most recent encounter I have had with a really comforting herb has been with the rose hips I went out and picked from our hedgerows a couple of weeks ago.’ Click here for her delicious recipe that will brighten the January days.
Brigitte at My Herb Corner has given us a choice of activities to lift our spirits as well as a beautiful tea blend to bring us a ray of summer sun. She reminds us to get outside too saying, ‘Nature is always providing us with her lovely medicine, nurturing the animal kingdom and humans as well.’ Click here to read all about her herbal inspirations to make your heart sing.
Danielle at The Teacup Chronicles has given us a choice of delectable herbs and recipes to bring you balance and bliss. She says, ‘For me, these plants are often those that deeply nurture the body, delight the senses, and uplift and soothe the spirit. But most of all, they are plants that work on that ambiguous place known as the heart – that place where love originates and is received.’ Click here to read about all her favourite herbal hugs to nourish and uplift your heart and mind.
Debs at Herbaholic’s Herbarium talks about how supportive the floral remedies are when we need emotional support and considers how fragrance and colour play a large part in their effect. She says, ‘It’s a whole new way of looking at herbal healing, a sort of colour therapy combined with herbal medicine and aromatherapy.’ How lovely! She also shares a recipe for lavender chocolate truffles. Click here to read her kaleidoscope of herbs to love and support you.
Sarah Head at Tales of a Kitchen Herbwife has written a lovely post full of fruity, sweet and floral delicacies. She says, ‘To find another human being who feels safe enough to hug isn’t always possible. Sometimes we have transformed into the prickly hedgehog which makes it difficult for those around us to offer the support we need. Sometimes we just want time alone. If this is the case, it is the perfect time to indulge in a herbal hug or two.’ Click here to feel soothed and inspired.
Sarah Furey has joined us with a guest post on this blog all about her beloved Vervain, herbal hug and sacred plant of the Druids which you can read here.
My own post contains some of my favourite ways to give myself a herbal hug with teas, elixirs, powders and aromatherapy. You can read it by following the link here.
Thanks so much to everyone who took part, I have really enjoyed reading your posts and have come away with much inspiration.
Herbal Hugs to one and all.