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How to Heal with Irish Garden Herbs?

Modern medicine is based on herbal medicine. The practitioners are licensed and clinically trained to diagnose, prescribe, and use restricted herbal materials to make their medicines. They can give sick notes, just as GPs, and have at least 5 years of training before they can practice. The Irish folk memory of cures is strong. Nearly every family will have known a remedy for a particular ailment. Many gardens have mature herbs that were once used for medicinal purposes. They are…
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What are the Healing Properties of Common Ivy?

Common ivy can be described as a climbing bush or evergreen prostrate. A stem can grow up to 20-30 meters in length. The stem and branches form aerial rootlets that cling to the surface, allowing the plant climb. Tiny, greenish-yellow blossoms are arranged in sphere-shaped clusters. The clusters form bunches when they are combined. The herb blooms between August and September. The berries are a shiny black, globe-shaped variety that ripen slowly. They are ready for harvest in the next…