Exploring the connections between plants and the Scottish Gaelic language. In this post we explore the first letter of the gàidhlig alphabet: A.
Scottish Gaelic and Botany Scottish Gaelic is spoken by about 87,000 people in Scotland (Alba), mainly in the Highlands (a’ Ghaidhealtachd) and in the Western Isles (Na h-Eileanan an Iar), […]
Found in woodland areas, this is traditionally a ‘woman’s herb’ assisting in uterine contractions during birth, and helps to reduce its pain. Some claims to it being an abortive. Bonus […]
Native medicinal and edible woodland plant. High in vitamin C it is traditionally used in treating liver disorders, rheumatism and diarrhea. The red berries are especially delicious. Bonus points for […]
It is used to treat bronchitis, cancer and found in some toothpastes. Bonus points for Latin name!
“Herbology is the study of magical and mundane plants and fungi. In Herbology, students learn to care for and utilize plants, and learn about their magical properties, and what they are used for. Many plants provide […]