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New Medicinal Forest Garden Trust website

New Medicinal Forest Garden Trust website

New Medicinal Forest Garden Trust website Hurrah, in 2021, our new website for the Medicinal Forest Garden Trust is now fully established. On this website there are pages dedicated to medicinal trees (and of course shrubs) and growers, providing information about...

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Spicebush: Research notes

Spicebush: Research notes

Spicebush is a North American woodland shrub with aromatic leaves and spicy berries that is worthy of greater recognition.

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All about drying herbs

All about drying herbs

Essentials Success in drying herbs starts with a good harvest - it is important to source fresh plant material free of insects and damaged parts. For more about harvesting guidelines see Chapter 5 in The Medicinal Forest Garden Handbook. If fresh plant material is to...

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Mulberry: Research notes

Mulberry: Research notes

Mulberry is a fantastic tree, not only for the fruit but also for the medicinal leaves! Medicinal effects Black mulberry leaves are antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, astringent, diaphoretic, hypoglycaemic. The black mulberry is rich in phenolic compounds...

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Blackberry: Research notes

Blackberry: Research notes

We think of it as an invasive weed but blackberry has a lot to offer! Medicinal effects Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus) is a common deciduous shrub sending out arching prickly stems up to 3-5 m long which in turn take root. The leaves and root are strongly astringent...

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Delighting in conifers

Delighting in conifers

Delighting in conifers - the wonders of pine Pine trees are well known for their aroma, and provide a wonderful medicinal resource all year round. The buds and leaves or needles are rich in essential oils (particularly pineol). The medicinal effects are primarily...

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Seeds and Plant Sources: Part 2

Seeds and Plant Sources: Part 2

Seeds and Plant Sources: Part 2 This is Part 2 of a blog about sourcing trees and shrubs for the medicinal forest garden. It can be difficult to find the right herbal seed and plant sources! But help is at hand in our two-part blog on (1) seed suppliers and (2) plant...

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Seeds and Plant Sources: Part 1

Seeds and Plant Sources: Part 1

Seeds and Plant Sources: Part 1 It can be difficult to find the right herbal seed and plant sources for a medicinal forest garden! But help is at hand in this two-part blog on (1) seed suppliers and (2) plant nurseries. Seeds and plant sources Locating plants for your...

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