It is time to consult Mother Nature. Unfortunately, much knowledge about our old natural medicine has been lost. Of course we should try to find the information again.
A very interesting document comes from the Schola Medica Salernitana, which initiated the beginning of modern medicine with herbs (modern at that time) in Europe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schola_Medica_Salernitana However, I would be interested in the healing methods of the Celts, because they used the herbs growing in our country (welll in Europe). The Scola Medica Salernitana is a place where to start. By the way, Hildegard von Bingen’s knowledge was based precisely on this “school”.
Hawthorn berries were once used as a substitute for flour when baking bread. Ignorantly, I dried them and ground them into flour with a coffee grinder. That worked. I substituted only 3 heaping tablespoons of the resulting flour at a time from 400 grams of whole wheat flour, though.
Later I read (where I unfortunately do not remember) that the hawthorn berries are cooked and then passed through a sieve. The resulting pulp is dried and then finely ground in a blender. (I have not yet tried to do this myself). However, I find this preparation quite energy-intensive, especially because it is more difficult to dry in the air in autumn.
I wrote quite some articles on various blogs and those I will transfer with their original date to this website to make sure they will “survive” if one of those places vanish in the dark – it already happened more than once and there come the day when “enough is enough”. So please do not wonder if you find old blogs around that were created well before the setup of this website.
Well, I decided to go for a managed WordPress website. There is a moment, when you have to decide if you want to care about the back-end yourself or if you want to concentrate on contents. The decision was not easy, since I would have preferred Drupal to some extent for it’s great localization tools. WordPress does not offer similar free tools and often the plugins are backed with machine translation, which is somewhat useless for me.
It will be fun to see this site develop. I will use categories for the various languages. This is very much working “old style html” without needing to write code.