This is a tincture with the addition of honey in the beginning tincturing stages. Why do we add honey? Besides it’s sweet taste honey has the ability to extract water soluble properties from the fresh plant matter than alcohol alone cannot achieve. Also because of the honey content elixirs have a lower alcohol percentage than an average tincture.
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‘I live by the Moon and I garden by the Moon.’ Pippa
Philippa Clare Byrne is a wild witch apothecarist of the Isle of Man. Her apothecary practice works in harmony with the rhythms of nature, especially the 8 phases of the Moon. Our Moon is often described as humanity’s oldest temple, and since the dawn of time it has been the recipient of countless prayers. Its gravitational impact on tides and the female cycle (often referred to as ‘moon-time’), is well-known, as is its mooted effect on poetry, mysticism and madness. What is less ‘remembered,’ is its influence on Earth’s entire body of water, and the implications this has for the planting, irrigation and gathering of our indigenous and medicinal plants. The true apothecarist’s job is therefore not a day job. It is an ancient Moon discipline, and a way of being that enables the practitioner to harness the healing powers of herbs and flowers to their fullest energetic potential. Through the Natural Apothecary, Pippa achieves just this, welcome to her world…
“The true apothecarist’s job is not a day job. It is an ancient Moon discipline, and a way of being that enables the practitioner to harness the healing powers of herbs and flowers to their fullest energetic potential.”