Sometimes working with Medicine plants is pure magic.
Right now, I'm working with alder. The male and female cones, a few twigs for their bark and a couple of leaves for good measure were turned into both an infused oil and a tincture late in the summer.
|Enlarge this and you'll see the two sorts of cones:|
males (sometimes called catkins) are long and pendulous,
females look like tiny pine cones.
I say, "I'm working with alder" but it's more that alder is working on me.