If you’ve been anywhere near social media in the last year, you’ll have noticed that everyone has gone mad for quotes. Everywhere I look, I’m being bombarded with ancient and modern wisdom summarised in 140 characters or less so that it can be conveniently tweeted around the world.

So not to be outdone – here are my 8 great herbal quotes! Feel free to share them on Pinterest or other social media if you like them.

1. Calendula

Herbal Quote Calendula Culpeper

Culpeper – “Calendula strengthens the heart exceedingly



2. Poppy Herbal Quote Poppy Scharmel Iris

Scharmel Iris – “The poppy opes her scarlet purse of dreams”  



3. Lemon Balm Herbal Quote Lemon Balm Seraphio

Seraphio – “Lemon balm causes the heart and mind to become merry”  



4. Lavender Herbal Quote Lavender Clement Robinson

Clement Robinson –
“Lavender is for lovers true,
Which evermore be faine;
Desiring always for to have
Some pleasure for their paine:
And when that they obtained have
The love that they require,
Then have they all their perfect joie,
And quenched is the fire



5. Sunflower Herbal Quote Sunflower William Blake

William Blake –
“Ah Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime,
Where the traveller’s journey is done.
Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire,
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!



6. Daisy Herbal Quote Daisy Tennyson

Tennyson –
“I pluck’d a daisy
I gave it to you


7. Crocus Herbal Quote Crocus A.E.Housman

A.E.Housman –
“And bound for the same bourne as I,
On every road I wandered by,
Trod beside me, close and dear,
The beautiful and death-struck year:
Whether in the woodland brown
I heard the beachnut rustle down,
And saw the purple crocus pale
Flowering about the autumn dale.


8. Nettle Herbal Quote Nettle Culpeper

Culpeper –
“Nettle is good for washing old rotten stinking sores


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