Wildcrafter’s croner: Mid-summer herbs


Yarrow is one of my favorite plants, because of its strong herbaceous smell. I also find it to be miraculous in that it stops bleeding caused by wayward kitchen knives.

St. Johnʼs Wort

St. Johnʼs Wort is a powerful soother of sharp, shooting nerve pain and pain associated with sores, boils and burns. The oil or ointment is very handy to have around! 


Elderflower tea makes a tasty treatment for aches and fevers due to colds and flus. It is also useful for opening up the chest, when breathing is restricted.