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Solidarity Apothecary 2020 Goals

Solidarity Apothecary Impact Goals Below are my ten goals for 2020 for the Solidarity Apothecary: 1. Get 5000 copies of the Prisoner’s Herbal to prisoners worldwide In 2020 I am going to seriously step up my distribution of the…

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Hawthorn Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Crataegus monogna Plant family: Rosaceae (rose family)…

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Lemon Balm Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Melissa officinalis Plant family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)…

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Burdock Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Arctium lappa (Greater Burdock), Arctium minor (Lesser…

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2019 Review

2019 Annual Review What went well? My fantasy of a little plants and prison zine turned into a book! I published the Prisoner’s Herbal Book in September 2019 and it became a bigger and more beautiful project than I…

Blog Call-outs for Solidarity

Herbalists without Borders Winter Calais Campaign

Please donate to the Herbalists without Borders Winter Calais Campaign! Find the link here: https://gogetfunding.com/herbalists-without-borders-winter-calais-campaign/ The need: We are witnessing a mass movement of displaced people that is unprecedented in our lifetime. Towns and cities in Northern France and…

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Herbal Solidarity for the Anti Badger Cull Sabs

Below is what was included in my herbal packages send to Hunt Sab groups around the country that are sabbing the badger cull this winter. If your groups would like to recieve a package in 2020 please email info@solidarityapothecary.org…

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Buy the Prisoner’s Herbal Ebook!

The Prisoner’s Herbal is now available as an Ebook! We are selling it in advance of the printed copies to help fundraise to get the books to prisoners. Every copy of the Ebook sold will pay for a book…

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How to make Rose Petal Glycerite

One of my favourite medicines that I have been making this summer is Rose Petal Glycerite. Rose petals are a fantastic resource for the nervous system and a very cooling remedy for hot, inflamed conditions. You can read a…

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Chamomile Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Chamaemelum nobile (Roman chamomile), Matricaria chamomilla (German Chamomile), …

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Yarrow Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Achillea millefolium Plant family: Asteraceae Identification: A short…

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Rose Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Rosa spp. Plant family: Rosaceae Identification: Roses have…

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Daisy Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Bellis perennis Plant family: Asteraceae Identification: Low rosettes…

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Plantain Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Plantago major, Plantago lanceolata Plant family: Plantaginaceae Identification:…

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Common Mallow Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Malva sylvestris Plant family: Malvaceae Identification: Tall and…

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Herbs for Anger and Rage

Content warning – references to suicide, self-harm, state violence, imprisonment, cancer Yesterday was a hard day. Back to back calls from friends in prison. News that one of my closest friends, Taylor, had slashed his face open and tried…

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Nettle Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Urtica dioica Plant family: Urticaceae Identification: Broad oval…

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Chickweed Plant Profile

Please note these plant profiles are a work in progress. I will always be adding to them as I keep learning about the amazing world of plant medicine. Botanical Overview Latin name: Stellaria media Plant family: Caryophyllaceae Identification: Small, white,…

Blog Call-outs for Solidarity

Support BIPOC herbal education

I just wanted to share a call-out for folks to donate towards BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) herbal education organised by Seed, Root and Bloom who describe themselves as “a hood collective gathering to weave healing + justice…

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Solidarity Apothecary 2019 Goals

I’m an absolute sucker for goal setting (for any astrology nerds, I have four planets in capricorn, ha!). For years I have been learning herbalism in such an informal way, which has been super powerful. I have followed my…