Herbalism, otherwise known as herbal medicine, is the practice of plant-based medicine using a variety of plants in different medical ways. Within this practise you can use both dried and fresh herbs depending on the plant. There are a huge array of plants that can be used in this practise, for each plant (and sometimes even each part of one specific plant) holds different medicinal qualities. The unique qualities within them can support and heal the body and mind in the same ways as modern medicine can.
There are numerous ways of practicing herbalism, some of which I will be going into more specifically in later issues, so don't forget to pick up the latest copies of SerpenTimes![READ MORE]
Harry Potter Read-Along Update February Fortescue
Welcome to the Autumn term! This year our Read-Along has begun with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Our Read-Along is off to a great start and we've over twelve participants so far (I think thirteen is a great number, don't you?). We read one chapter each week, complete two weekly tasks, and answer trivia questions daily. The rewards, other than the enjoyment of reading the Harry Potter novels again and sharing that love with others? You earn scales! Scales are the Slytherin points system.
Don't forget: you can still complete tasks for Chapters Five, Six, and Seven until October 31st. There's more fun to come, and you are welcome to join the Read-Along at any time![READ MORE]
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Tangy Tastes Rose Pottermore
Here I will pass along my knowledge of Indian masala through recipes. Masala is the Hindi word for spice. Be prepared to enjoy the tangy tastes of Indian cuisine! [READ MORE]
Fortescue's Forecasts for You February Fortescue
Some of you have been told that the zodiac has changed and your star sign may have changed as well. This is not true! Don't you believe this horrible untruth for one second. Some of you may have even heard that NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration – has included a 13th sign named Ophiuchus, of all things![READ MORE]