Alp HERB et


The study and use of herbs has, over the years, become quite a central element of my Craft.  Here are quick links to my ‘AlpHerBet’ series of blogs which features some of the herbs I have come to know and love featuring those I have either cultivated in my small suburban garden and / or those growing wild all over Kent.


A is for Artemisia


B is for Borage

calendula copy

C is for Calendula


D is for Dandelion


E is for Echinacea

Fennel Flower

F is for Fennel


G is for Garlic


H is for Hyssop


I is for Ivy


J is for St Johns Wort


L is for Lemon Balm

Mint flower

M is for Mint


N is for Nettle

Flat Leaved Parsley

P is for Parsley


R is for Rosemary


S is for Sage


T is for Thyme


V is for Vervain

IMG_5973W is for Woodruff

Y is for Yarrow


5 Responses to Alp HERB et

  1. Pingback: N is for Nettle | Downstrodden

  2. klparry says:

    I’ve grown most of these in my gardens. Thank you for “Following the Dream” 🙂

  3. Lilly says:

    Would you care to share your Four Thieves vinagar recipe? Your blog is wonderful ~

    • downstrodden says:

      Hi Lilly. Thanks!! the original recipe for four thieves is something like:
      white wine vinegar, add a handful of each of wormwood, meadowsweet, wild marjoram and sage, fifty cloves, two ounces of campanula roots, two ounces of angelica, rosemary and horehound and three large measures of champhor. Place the mixture in a container for fifteen days, strain then bottle.
      My own recipe is based on this and others which i have compared to this…but its not set in stone and changes! Hvae fun playing and creating your own 🙂

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