Tuesday, 18 July 2017


14th July 2017, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

Enjoying a sunny Northumberland morning before a weekend in Scotland with a rainy forecast...

Woody Nightshade. A bonny wee flower and an interesting herbal history according to Wiki...

Solanum dulcamara has been valued by herbalists since ancient Greek times. In the Middle Ages the plant was thought to be effective against witchcraft, and was sometimes hung around the neck of cattle to protect them from the "evil eye".
John Gerard's Herball (1597) states that "the juice is good for those that have fallen from high places, and have been thereby bruised or beaten, for it is thought to dissolve blood congealed or cluttered anywhere in the intrals and to heale the hurt places."

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