Tues 5.01.2021 ~ Birch healer

I have found out that Birch is a traditional medicine for skin conditions and having a virulant attack of excema on the middle finger of my right hand I ask the birch for a small piece of her bark, amazed how much this looks like modern plasters, I now I have a bit of birch bark wrapped around my finger inside my glove as I enter the Glen on this bright January late morning

later at home, as I must remove my glove, I wrap it around with some string

Birch Twig Tea – Collect small Birch twiglets. Cut into 5mm pieces. Place on tray in oven and roast for 30 mins at 150 degrees C. Grind. Brew for 5 mins.

Published by @julforres

Julie Forrester, artist based in Cork City Ireland

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