A photo of Ribwort Plantain flower and leaves. The leaves are used for bites, stings and cuts and hay fever

Ribwort Plantain

Apparently I am obsessed with all of the herbs. I get so excited when talking about all of their amazing qualities 💚
Ribwort is amazing for cuts, grazes, burns and stings. Specifically bee stings!
It’s also great for…
🌱Hay fever! I use it in my herbal blends to soothe the inflamed mucous membranes in the nose that hay fever causes
🌱Chew up a leaf of Ribwort and put it on an aching tooth while you wait to go to the dentist.
🌱Put the leaves in your shoes to soothe sore aching feet.
🌱Make a poultice by mashing up the leaves, put onto a grazed knee or splinter and cover with clean cloth (handkerchief, bandage, muslin) to draw out the splinter or dirt.
🌱 squish and hold on skin after being stung by stinging nettles.
Apparently it’s lovely in a stir fry too as it has a lovely mushroomy taste. I have to admit I’ve not tried that yet, but I can’t wait to try it 😋
A photo of the white bell shaped flowers of Snowdrops showing through the leaves at Sabbat Imbolc

Imbolc Blessings

Imbolc Snowdrops

February 1st is Imbolc which is the midway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is also a new moon so it’s doubly magical

Imbolc is associated with the Goddess Bridget or Bride who is connected to healing, fertility, poetry and blacksmiths!! Powerful strong Goddess!

Imbolc is a good time to let go of anything holding you back in any way and focus on what want. It’s a good time to sew seeds literally and metaphorically.

I’ve journaled today on what I want to let go of and stood out in the wind and asked for it to be taken away (as it’s mega windy).

You can also light a candle and say aloud what you want to let go of and visualise what you are letting go being burnt in the flames.

I’ve also done a bit of weeding to uncover the seedlings and bulbs popping up and have journaled about what I want to bring into fruition over this coming year

It feels really powerful and has helped to focus my energies on my evolving business and how I want it to grow and what I would love it to mature into.