Making a Poultice. A Vlog showing a Basic Demonstration of how to make a herbal poultice.
Rowli Pugh is a small farmer in Glamorganshire who has fallen on excessively hard times and is about to give everything up in desperation. A tale that was told in ‘British Goblins’ by Wirt Sikes published in 1880.
It is amazing what an Ellyll or two can do.
Going back to our Oral tradition, the tale is presented in Vlog format and is also downloadable as a podcast.
The Bwbachod (Singular Bwbach) are members of the Tylwyth Teg; which translated into English literally means ‘The Fair Folk’. The Bwbachod (pronounced boo-ba-khod) are Welsh household spirits; a lot like Brownies.
Recipe for a ‘Tallow Plaster’ from Dr. Chase’s Recipe’s; published in 1866. This is a recipe for what we now would call ‘butterfly stitches; although somewhat more substantial.
Tallow for Skin Care? Really? Yes, it’s the closest thing to our natural sebum; the oil that lubricates & waterproofs our skin.
An extract from the Meddygon Myddfai (The physicians of Myddfai). The preface gives a wonderful insight into the history of Meddyginiaeth (Medicine) as a herbal practice in Wales. Dating it back to around 1,000 years prior to Christianity.
There is so much lore related to forecasting the weather, some of it seems related to fish?? Which is not surprising (that is the forecasting, not the fish).
De Materia Medica (Of Medical Subsances) by Dioscorides was written almost two thousand years ago. The original manuscript has never been found.
Meddygon Myddfai – The Physicians of Myddfai were pioneers of modern medicine through herbalism in the twelfth century. Contrary to the prevalent view that medieval times were ‘The Dark Ages’, they were in fact when the first universities were being founded and monastic schools established.
Plants have personalities?? Most definitely.
Developing a relationship with a plant is not too dissimilar to developing a relationship with another living being. When we first meet another being we don’t know if we want to be friends with them. Because we don’t know anything about them.