Almost 10 years ago my family moved to this beautiful property, located in Hillsvale, Nova Scotia. 5 acres of lawn and beautifully landscaped gardens. After several years of trying to maintain the property, while juggling 4 young kids, an invasive weed appeared which I thought threatened to take over. I tried to dig it up, and pull it out, only to have it come back stronger.
I decided I'd have to properly identify it, in order to learn how to kill it. Not having any knowledge of how to look up a wild weed, the task took me three months (remember I have four kids!) to finally identify it. Stachys Palustris, commonly know as Marsh Woundwort. Woundwort. The name says it all! This plant has wonderful medicinal properties, which I now use in my Healing Salve. Upon learning the many benefits to this
edible and medicinal plant, it set me on a fascinating journey learning about all the healing and health promoting plants that were
growing right under my feet.
After years of self directed and experiential learning, I enrolled in the Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine and became a
Certified Community Herbalist.
I am inspired to create lotions, potions, salves and sprays with healing and health promoting properties, using ingredients that I harvest locally.