On Friday I went over to Lewes , to learn more about Fermentation , microbes and gut health- from the utterly passionate & effusive Alex Ralf Catchpole ! ( @organergy_
). It was a fantastic afternoon and the sauerkraut He made / we took home lasted- no days . My body demanded & devoured it . So from our fabulous home grown ,bio dynamic veg & some wild greens, i made a bucket ... but it takes 6 weeks for the full spectrum of microbes to be present apparently.... so wait I will , with leek scented arms .
I made a selection of varieties.... im off sea weeding tomorrow early am , to catch the tide out & also the sun up ! ( a tricky dance this time of year !) The last jar is still in the bucket waiting for its seaweed addition . Mmmmmm seaweed kraut - both have me stuffing it in ! Obviously my body is wanting something in there. & is not feeling patient about it! ( Alex .... where do you sell your kraut in Brighton?) We also talked about water & milk kefirs & alsorts about gut transition. Giggles.
If you have any interest in this area .... alex runs classes about once a month at Lewes New School/ in Lewes Sussex. He is knowledgeable & so passionate about it. I can only recommend it to all. ————————————————— #sauerkraut #fermentation #guthealth #microbes #microbiome #fermentedfoods #lewes #brighton #happy
!! #excited #enthusiastic #seaweed #edible #wildweeds #dandylion #nettle #allotmentlife #notanallotment #acastle
! #biodynamic #healthylifestyle #yesssss
Some glimpses around one of the @mofoseeds #TOBC2
bed. A 100gal @grassrootsfabricpots
filled with nearly ten year old soil that was #NoTill
for a good ~20 cycles and collectively this soil has put out ~30some crops and performs better than ever and with ease. The water/nutrient holding capacity of the soil is incredible as it’s been aggregated countless times by the worms and microbes. Roots and the soil life constantly aerating providing ample oxygen in the root zone, compaction is not an issue as the soil eventually becomes pure worm castings. For a few years all we’ve done now is mulch the ‘unneeded’ biomass that grew from this pot including cover crops, leaves/stems etc, and provide plain water in the soil. As a once a week or so supplement and IPM we foliar spray everything with our @mountainorganicsbotanicals #Tonics
and this cycle we’re making it extra simple by simply mixing all four Tonics into one spray we apply every week. Big soil means we can have lots of fun growing other plants and in that process we can always learn about new plants that grow well (or don’t) alongside #cannabis
! Gardening is meditative and can help one enter the necessary silence, away from the distractions that otherwise weigh on the mind, clouding vision...#NoTillGardening
Had a wonderful time collecting nettles, lemon balm, chocolate mint, and sage at yesterday’s East Village Wellness Circle ⭕️ ❤️🍃which featured Meditation, Cacao Elixir, Snacks, Stories, and Songs!
Plants are my medicine... let them be yours too. Plants are the original chemical factories before factories were built. Much more efficient Using only the sun, water, soil nutrients and microbes plants can make thousands of phytonutrients that can have a positive impact on your health. My wild stinging nettle growing amongst my bulls blood beetgreensvhave been used for hundreds of years to treat painful joints and muscles, anemia, arthritis, urinary challenges and much more. I choose to include this food and many other nutrient dense plants daily to PREVENT disease and build health on an ongoing basis. I encourage you to do the same also. #stingnettles #stingnettle #nettle #nettles #urticadioica #wildfood #wildfoods #eatwild #organicgardening #growyourown #plamtmedicine #healingplants #growingyourgreens
Some might call you nasty names and look down on you — forgive their inability to see your resilient character, your humble roots, your healing powers, your versatile ability to thrive in ways unimaginable to others accustomed to pampering on a pedestal. ...
In the shadows, when all others wither, you alone dig deep into your roots, and continue to conquer forth as you did in the light. Thrive your own way ✨💚✨ #beyoutiful
Introducing Lamium galeobdolon variegatum - most often call it a ‘weed’, a ‘pest’, a ‘filler plant’ hardly worthy of ornamental value. For me, it inspires with its vigour, self sufficiency and and resilience in the shady areas, lying low. It can also climb, and trail like a waterfall, when guided. Currently it’s climbing across my bedroom wall, like ivy but with more character!
Plants and humans - let’s look after each other and celebrate all our uniqueness. Every individual has value - never let them forget it. #spreadthelove
Methinks it deserves its other name ‘golden archangel’ - and if you look closely, you’ll see the silver metallic shimmer that adorn each leaf. Used in traditional medicine. Dead nettles family. Excellent ground cover. ...
#healingplants #nettle #crazyplantlady #lostinplantopia #plantladyisthenewcatlady #createinspirepositivity #iloveplants #plantobsession #talkplantytome #greenery #iloveplanttherapy #houseplantsmakemehappy #planttherapy #plantsagram #plantsplantsplants #plantopia #positivevibes #lush #medicinalplants #pausewithplants #foliage #ihavethisthingwithplants #morethanasana #urbanjunglebloggers #plantoberphotochallenge #houseplantsmakemehappy #mindfulness #greenyourfeed #lovingkindnessmeditation
Good morning beautiful people and Happy Monday! .
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Sometimes when you've had a long few days and havent been nourishing your body like you should, you make yourself an epic smoothie to help apologize and bring your system back into balance.
There's loads of great things in here. Acai berry, strawberry, raspberry, BlackBerry, a blend of 6 mushrooms ( reishi, lions mane, maitake, chagall, cordyceps, and Turkey tail), elderberry, echinacea, astragalus, nettle, milk thistle and collagen.
And then a bit of amazing matcha from @sunpotion
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So much nutrition packed into a nice small package.
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As promised, a food post! You guys seemed to be really interested in this topic so here we go.
SWIPE to see the pictures 👉🏻
🌿Picture 2: Cleaver. I feed my horses this herb to help them to help them to get rid of their ‘waste’. Especially Mariska has problems with that. Furthermore it’s bloodcleansing so very healthy. And last but not least: it supports sensitive skin.
🌿Picture 3: Nettle. This plant is just wonderful! This herb supports the digestion, blood circulation, immune system and helps to get rid of ‘waste’. The horses really like this one!
🌿Picture 3: Icelandic Moss. Again, supports digestion but also helps sensitive skin.
Then both horses get a balancer which isn’t made with grains or molasses and contains a lot of vitamins. The balancer is also low in sugars. And we and with a spoonful of magnesium citrate to prevent shortages.
I hope you liked this informative post! If you have any further questions, feel free to drop them below 👇🏻❤️
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Nettles ✷ Starry Ancestors ✷✷ This linen top was personally motivated. Nettle is my closest plant friend whom I interact with daily. It was the first plant I ever truly gathered in abundance and dried myself for winter use. It was a big act of self care at the time, as someone not yet able to face other demons, I was able to feel this nourishment in the form of a stinging plant and begin the work for myself. Since then my feelings and understanding of Nettle have grown so much, to see her as a very old friend, grandmother, ancestor, star being... so for me this top is an ode to her. A thank you, as I look at the packets of Nettle seeds I will be planting here. As I look at the big jar of infusion chilling in the fridge right now. As I see so many of you in love with and aided by this ancestor. This plant I feel so starry eyed for, every time I see it! ✷ ✷ This linen cropped top is the replacement for the handsewn tops I’ve made in the past. It is very similar - slightly smaller neckline and has more of a sleeve - but a very versatile boxy fit. I think this style of shirt is more flattering on someone curvier than myself, but it can compliment anyone. I’m wearing the XS in forest green. The brand is LinenFox - for anyone interested in the quality and integrity of the maker. These tops are made to order and will take several weeks to be sewn once I place the preorders! ✷ ✷
Anyone in Eastern Tennessee, yes I did stand out in this weather for the photos 😂 I’m avoiding going back out for the rest of the day now!
We played ✨ NAME THAT SUPERFOOD ✨ all last week over in my facebook community, and some one massive prizes of working with me in different capacities! ALL got more educated on what these herbs can do for their body and health, and a good time was certainly had by all! Cue Huey Lewis and the news!!! 🎼 (Inside IEE joke!) Anyway, now your turn! About this Superfood.... .
🌿Packed with minerals, vitamins, and phyto-nutrients.
🌿Fight infections with antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
🌿Reduces inflammation, even treating arthritis.
🌿Lowers blood sugar 🌿Lowers blood pressure.
🌿Good for diabetics
🌿Reduces oxidative stress
🌿Promotes healthy blood circulation and cardiovascular health
🌿Heals stomach lining, helps with stomach ulcers and irritation. 🌿If you run into it in the wild it may irritate your skin and you may have an allergic reaction. Ironically it helps allergies and skin when ingested.
🌿Commonly consumed as a tea
NAME THAT SUPERFOOD! .
Okay, you got your guess ready?
The answer is.....
NETTLE! Also known as "Stinging Nettle!" Have some Nettle Tea today and let me know how it feels!
See you soon for the next Superfood!
Cheers! Xoxo AHH
C’est parti pour une bonne soupe d’orties 😋 Ma recette du moment : Pomme de terre 1 poignée à cuire, orties fraîches 1 poignée à rajouter lorsque les pdt sont cuites, cuire 5 minutes et à la fin ajouter une autre poignée d’orties fraîches et deux càsoupe d’huile d’olive, de beurre ou de crème, une càc de citron ou de vinaigre et deux pincées de sel et de poivre mixé ou non selon votre goût des textures. Et vous qu’elle est votre recette? #ortie #urtica #urticadioica #nettle #nettles
Good morning Monday! Good morning nettle tea! I vow to return to my habit of drinking nettles daily. It’s a delicious easy way to support my immune system, get much needed iron, and prep for spring time allergies. I steep dry nettles in a French press with room temp water over night. In the morning I have a deep green infusion that tastes like grass. #nettle #homeremedy #herbalmedicine #kitchenmedicine
My all time favorite green herbal ally 🌿
Stinging Nettle Tinctures are now listed! Wild-Harvested Locally In 80 Proof Grain Free Vodka.
Spirulina, Kelp & Nettle (2 çeşit Yosun ve Isırgan otu) tüketerek doğadaki enn zengin B12 yi alabileceğinizi, radyasyon etkilerini bloke edebileceğinizi, ıspanaktan ve dana ciğerinden katbekat daha çok organik demir ve bol miktarda kalsiyum, potasyum, doymamış yağ asitleri ve selenyum almış olacağınızı biliyor muydunuz 🤓☺️Spirulina; yüksek protein içeriği ile tok hissettirir, vücudu alkalize eder🌱 Kelp; metabolizmayı hızlandırarak kilo verilmesine yardımcı olur 🌱 Nettle; demir ve magnezyum açısından zengindir. Kronik yorgunluğu giderir, enerji verir🌱 www.gulkaynak.com #spirulina #kelp #nettle #detox #alkaline #vegan #weightloss #detoks #kiloveriyoruz #plantbased #b12
>>>> I am asking advise on use of nettle<<<< I love netlle(stinging) myself, and i use all the parts, for various reasons. I reccently recommended to a friend who suffers from chronic fatigue to take a daily spoon of nettele seeds in her cereal. But it turnes out she has low bloodpressure, so she is afraid to try it. I know this is being said of nettle, that low bloodpressure is a contraindication, but i wonder has anyone here looked at nettle that way, and doenst take it in case of low bloodpressure?
I just wonder because there is so much out there that sais this and that about herbs, and making them controversial sometimes seems like a goal in and of itself. I guess what im asking is how seriously to take low bloodpressure as a contraindication when using nettle based herbalmedicine? #nettle
, #stingingnettle #herbalmedicine #nettlemedicine #herbalism
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