Herbalist Marina Kesso takes you around some new herb beds they are planting in at Ivywood. The first part of the video was shot the first week in June. The second part in the first week in September 2020 showing you how the plants have settled into their new home
Herbalists Ross Hennessy and Marina Kesso have moved their businesses and family to a new piece of land in Co Clare. They are busy creating new spaces on the land to reestablish their clinical practice and medicinal herb nursery. Formerly Bareroot Botanicals and Iona Herbal they have now renamed the woodland and business Ivywood.
Herbalist Marina Kesso speaks about the medicinal uses of Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa) and growing and harvesting the plant from their gardens at Ivywood in Co. Clare, Ireland.
Herbalist Marina Kesso talks about Gotu kola and He Shou Wu from Ivywood, Co. Clare, Ireland
Herbalist Marina Kesso talking about using medicinal herb Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa) for stomach complaints, uterine contractions and more!
Herbalist Marina Kesso talks about the medicinal uses of the tree Viburnum Opulus (Crampbark) from Ivywood in Co. Clare, Ireland.
With this very mild winter the cutting back of the herbs has been drawn out to the beginning of Spring! We still have plants to cut back and are hoping for a hard frost and some snow sometime over the next month to reset everything before we are plunged into the next growing season. Here’s a video made from the garden mid December on cutting back Ballota nigra (Black Horehound) and Nepeta cataria (Catnip).
Herbalist Ross Hennessy around the old garden in Co. Sligo
Herbalist and Naturopath Marina Kesso talks about harvesting and using the medicinal plant Spilanthes acmella at her herb garden
Irish Herbalist Marina Kesso talks about using Artemisia vulgaris ~ Mugwort from her garden.
Marina talking about Scutellaria
Herbalist Marina Kesso harvesting St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) flowers from the herb garden for making an oil for sciatica.
Harvesting Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) to make herbal remedies for hyper acidic conditions like gastritis, heartburn, GERD and peptic ulcers
Introducing the beautiful Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia californica). Highly useful medicinal herb that also makes a wonderful border plant. This beauty seems to never stop flowering throughout the summer months. A lovely nervine relaxant to relieve anxiety, restlessness and insomnia. The one plant in the herb garden all the piggies rush for when they break in!!
How to prevent stretch marks in pregnancy with nutrition, herbs, skin brushing, oiling and massage.
Marina talking about Catnip and Fennel seed glycerite for babies.
The amazing Hydrastis canadensis ~ Goldenseal lushing up after its flowering time. It is doing well this growing season despite a very rainy May. Goldenseal is unfortunately not readily available to herbalists which is one of the reasons we are focusing on cultivating it here in Ireland. Here's Herbalist Ross Hennessy amongst the plants speaking about its uses.
Herbalist Ross Hennessy talks about Astragalus membranaceus
Herbalist Ross Hennessy talks about growing Persicaria odorata ( Vietnamese Corainder)
Herbalist Marina Kesso introduces you to Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha in Ayurvedic Medicine) from one of her polytunnels.
Herbalist Ross Hennessy talks about the Traditional Chinese Medicine plant Jiao Gu Lan (Gynotsemma pentaphyllum) from inside one of his polytunnels at his herb farm
Herbalist Ross Hennessy from Cliffoney, Co. Sligo, Ireland speaks about growing Stevia to use as a sweetener and sugar alternative.
Herbalist Marina Kesso talks about the medicinal uses of Stachy's betonica (Wood Betony) from her herb garden and herb nursery.
Herbalist Marina Kesso describes the medicinal uses of Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) at her herb garden and nursery
Herbalist and medicinal plant grower Marina Kesso talks about Irish wildflower Primula veris (Cowslip) and Primula vulgaris (Primrose) from their herb nursery
Herbalist Marina Kesso shows us Leonurus cardiaca (Motherwort) in her herb garden and talks about its medicinal uses.
While the sun is shining it's all go here harvesting herbs from the garden and fields for drying and tincture making. Here's a little something on Chamomile :)
Rhodiola rosea growing by herbalist Ross Hennessy at his farm at Co. Sligo, Ireland in 2015
A short video on Coriolus trametes (Turkey Tail) mushroom found in our woodland and how it is used for treating infertility cases with immune issues. If you wish to get in touch for a recommendation of practitioners in Ireland that specialise in this type of fertility treatment feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for watching :)
Herbalist Marina Kesso introduces the herb Inula helenium (Elecampane)from her garden and herb nursery.
Marina Kesso Herbalist looks at Grindelia squarrosa in flower in the herb garden
Herbalist Marina Kesso talking about traditional uses and properties of Deadly Nightshade (Atropa bellandonna) www.ivywood.ie
Learn about the medicinal and traditional uses of Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) from Herbalist Marina Kesso