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May Workshop: Herbal Lore and the Historic Medicinal Uses of Herbs!

For the month of May, join in the journey as we venture back to the days when herbs entered into every aspect of life. From the ancients to the British Isles, colonial America, Native Americans, and the Granny Women, this workshop … Continue reading

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New Release! Plants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles

After abundant research, writing, and seemingly endless revising, my first herbal is finally available in kindle at Amazon.  I initially embarked on this undertaking last year for the workshop I gave focused on herbs and medicinal plants of the British Isles. … Continue reading

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Interested in Herbal Lore?

“Much Virtue in Herbs, little in Men.” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Poor Richard’s Almanac “Faerie-Folks , Are in old oaks .” ***I’m teaching an Herbal Lore Workshop, actually, several this year. The first is with Savvy Authors from Mar 11, 2013 – … Continue reading

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About Beth and My Books To Date (12-3-2012)

2012 Double Epic Award Finalist! As Galadriel said to Frodo in The Lord of the Rings, “You are a Ring-bearer, Frodo. To bear a Ring of Power is to be alone.” To be passionate about history so that you feel it in your very essence and … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore and the Wonder of Age-Old Plants–Beth Trissel

“Much Virtue in Herbs, little in Men.” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Poor Richard’s Almanac Simple wayside flowers, even weeds, have a far greater heritage than most people realize. We modern folk cannot begin to grasp the enormous part that herbs, any … Continue reading

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Battling Werewolves and Vampires?–Beth Trissel

A blog visitor recently inquired whether lavender would ward off vampires. No. It won’t. But if you’re plagued by them you might give the beautiful but deadly herb Aconite, also known as wolfsbane, or monkshood, a try. And then run … Continue reading

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Finding Gold in Herbal Lore–Calendula

In late May–June, calendula flowers wink cheerily in the herb and perennial border that stretches along the road like a colorful island in  a grassy sea.  The plants prefer cooler sunny weather so fall off during the hot summer months … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore and The Bearwalker’s Daughter

As my earlier posts feature herbs and the lore surrounding these age-old plants, I’m sharing several herbal related excerpts from my recent release, historical fantasy romance novel The Bearwalker’s Daughter. Set among the clannish and superstitious Scots-Irish in the Allegheny Mountains, … Continue reading

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“Faerie-Folks Are in Old Oaks” ~Herbal Quotes & Images

Intermingled with the lovely, poetic quotes are the simple Old herbal sayings. I enjoy both and hope you will take pleasure in this sampling. What can kill , can cure. The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod … Continue reading

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Herbal Lore and Romance

The love potion in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been analyzed by a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in England. Doctor Sell thinks it was made up of heart’s ease (violas) blended with the sweetness of musk … Continue reading

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