The ever-changing moon was an object of mystery and superstition in ancient Ireland. The old Celtic druids placed great emphasis on the moon and arranged their calendar by it. It was believed that any work or business undertaken when the moon was growing (waxing) would be successful. Work begun when […]

Inflammation is at the heart of so many of our modern diseases. As many of us have experienced, taking anti-inflammatory medication can reduce pain for some inflammatory conditions, but over time the inflammation can worsen and the medication can have side effects. And some don’t respond to any medication so […]

Among the different types of  plantain growing  in Ireland the most well-known are Plantago major or broad-leaved plantain, and  Plantago lanceolata or narrow leaved plantain, also known as  ribwort.  Broadleaf plantain (BP; Plantago major, Plantaginaceae), also known as great plantain, is a flowering perennial, which often grows in disturbed soils, in fields […]

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