Luke Heron Dip. Herb Med mIRH
Herbalist & Foraging Instructor

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 CO. KERRY | & MOBILE CLINIC

 

Herbal Medicine Consultations

Do you want to address the root cause of a condition you suffer from? Or improve the functions of the your body in daily life?

A Herbal Consultation allows you the time to address your health issues by looking for the root cause(s) of disease. Unlike a standard GP appointment, the initial consultation with a medical herbalist can take up to 1 hour and a half with follow-ups lasting up to 1 hour. During your consultation, you will be offered herbal medicines as capsules, liquid extracts or infusions as well as adjunct lifestyle advice to help you improve your own health.

For more information and to book, please click on the link below.

Matricaria chamomilla

Herb Walks & Workshops

Find out about events I am involved with or have organised such as workshops, educational events and foraging walks.

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I was gathering Bog Myrtle flowers today. It’s a little late in the season as they begin to fall of coming into May.
Legend says that it the first ale that was brewed on the island.
If you want to know more about Bog Myrtle, why not check out my instagram video about it.

Bhí mé ag bailiú bláthanna raideog inniu. Tá sé deannach sa séasúr ach fuair mé méid maith 🌿

Beannachtaí glasa

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Bóchoinneal, Or Garlic Mustard in English, or even Jack in the hedge 🌿

This is a lovely one to find in nature during this time of the year (April). A delicious forage!

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I walked around my herb garden today to see how the plants are keeping.
I was pleasantly inspired 🌿🦊🦌

Beannachtaí glasa
Lugh

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“Unless there's wildness around you, something terrible happens to the wildness inside of you.”
- John Moriarty
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Foraging through @bellurgan_park I find myself in a trove of food and medicine.
I even had a foraging helper, Harley, my good brother Eddie’s hound.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s foraging walk @foxandhawks around the land, it is ABUNDANT 🌿.
Nettles, wild garlic, ground elder, dandelion, cleavers, Japanese knotweed, white deadnettles and so much more. 🌿

Here is a short reel of todays adventure.

Have a lovely week,
Beannachtaí glasa
Fox
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I dream when looking at these small delights for the day they grow into honey-scented golden spires, teaming with pollinators and honey bees near the end of summer.

This intriguing plant that grows so well in the herb garden is called Goldenrod. It is not native to here, it was a gift, but it has taken well to the soil. It is a potent medicine that was used by Native North American peoples and used for urinary issues and infectious wounds.

Solidago canadensis is a member of the daisy family and grows tightly packed together in large clumps. Its intricate system of rhizomes allows it to expand but always reaches a point where it conveniently stops.

The particular uses of this species of the genus are elusive to me. Compared to its other counterparts such as our local Solidago virgaurea, known as Slat Óir in Irish, it doesn’t seem to have as much information in the old books.

This Canadian Goldenrod is noted for being diuretic and having weak spasmolytic effects (relieving muscle spasms) and anti-inflammatory actions. Saponins have also been mentioned in research which suggests more complex actions exist.

The German Commission E monographs approved its use for urinary tract infections and to treat kidney or bladder stones.

Some anecdotal traditional uses involve using large amounts of this herb to help flush out the urinary system and sooty inflammatory of the lower tract.

It is an exotic curiosity I enjoy watching grow, especially for the reward of its sweet pollen that brushes the air when blooming. Hopefully I can learn more about it as I journey with it.

If you know anything about Solidago canadensis, please do share in the comments!

Beannachtaí glasa,
Lugh 🦊🌿

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Co. Dublin, Rathfarnam
Co. Louth, Bellurgan Park
Co. Down, Bangor
Co. Kerry

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