Sage leaves and Devi balm for heels

Our Saviour

Over 3,000 plants grow in the 16 kilometre long and some 360 metre deep Sićevo gorge, east of the southern Serbian city of Niš. The rugged and beautiful landscape of the Svrljig mountains is an ideal habitat for sage, otherwise a Mediterranean plant, which is a wild, autochthonous species here. Aware of its value, the […]

Snake Tamer of the Praries

If we let this plant tell us about what its ancient roots have witnessed, the stories would read along these lines: imagine the prairies of Nebraska, endless desolate fields and dramatic rocks, as one sees in cowboy movies. Then imagine the Indians, the Sioux and the Pawnee, cruising across those plains on their wild horses, […]

What Do Witches, Brooms and Kidney Stones Have in Common?

Witches have been flying on brooms since times immemorial, all the way to Harry Potter. The forerunners of “Nimbus 2000” were used by ancient peoples, from northern Europe to the American Indians. It is believed that druids, shamans and sorcerers used various hallucinogenic plants during spiritual rituals, with which they would create the illusion of […]

Guardian Angel

It is year 1665 in London. People live in extremely unhygienic conditions, with rats freely roaming the streets. Even though the Dark Ages had long been over, the darkness persists and is embodied in the Black Death, a bubonic plague. The plague which ravaged China in the 1330s arrived in Europe in October 1347, when […]