Cindy Guilbert has forgotten more than most of us ever knew about  flowers and herbs. She  makes perfumes, paints mandala watercolours and other artworks, makes chocolates,  dabbles in crafts……Visit her at Naturale Magick.  or contacther by e-mail at

Good things don’t always come in small packages! Most spiders are pretty harmless to humans. In fact, only four are known to be dangerous, one of these being ’la recluse brun’ (brown recluse spider, fiddleback,…

St John’s wort may be hated by sheep farmers but herbalists adore it. The flowering tops are harvested after they begin to bloom (traditionally on Solstice, June 21) and prepared with alcohol, and with oil, to make two of the most useful remedies in any first aid kit.

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