Monthly Archives: May 2009

Magickal Weeds

When I first came to Germany I realised that most people here did not have a clue about old herbal remedies.  I remember years ago being with a crowd of other children and mothers when a small girl fell into nettles and was covered in stings, obviously screaming and not one mother knew what to do. 

I scooped up a handful of dock leaves, scrunched them up and started gently rubbing the leaves on the girl’s skin over the rashes.  Within a few minutes the little girl stopped crying and went merrily on her way to continue playing. 

Unfortunately, instead of being thanked for helping, I was shunned and all the mothers looked at me as though I just escaped from the local loony bin, they walked gingerly away and left me standing there, alone, with my two sons.

Since then I have managed to explain to the locals that nature provides many instant remedies for burns and stings.  People are more accepting of my witchy herblore ways now as I have helped many, many people since then and have now built up trust throughout the community.

However, for those who still don’t know what I am talking about. I decided to take these photos this morning and share the knowledge of natural healing with nature.

Stinging Nettles

Stinging Nettles.

Can cause nasty burning sensation and intense itchy rash when contact with the skin.  Notice the Dock Plant to the right on the photo.

Dock Leaf

Dock Leaves.
These are found in and around patches of stinging nettles.  These plants can be quite small but also quite large. They are broad leafed, smooth, and often have mottled red patches on the leaf.

Treating nettle rash with a Dock Leaf

Pick a Dock Leaf
Scrunch it up in your hand to release the natural oil.  Gently rub on the skin that has been affected by stinging nettles.  Then wrap the leaf around the area for a few minutes.  The sting should disappear in under a minute and the rash should go down within 5 minutes.

I hope this has helped those of you who don’t know this instant remedy.  Try it, it really works.

Newspaper Article

Evidently I was featured in a newspaper article recently, which I believe is about my e-book “Sandy Cristel’s Interactive Lenormand Program”.  However I have only heard this by word of mouth and nobody seems to be able to obtain a copy.

If there is anyone out there who has this clipping, please could you scan it in and email it to me at

I will offer a FREE personal Lenormand reading for anyone who manages to find it and send it to me.  🙂

Thank you!

Summer Solstice Brighton Bash

It is TRUE .. I am invading the UK once again with my presence this year in June.  I am coming over to do some filming for a part in a series, which should be a lot of fun.  I am saying no more about that though as it is still under wraps.

So .. I will be flying into Gatwick from Luxembourg on 14th June and leaving a good week after that, however, I will not be in London this time.  I will be staying in the Brighton and Hove area the whole trip – if you see me around, don’t be shy – come up and say hello.

I have decided to organise a get together over the Summer Solstice weekend for anyone and everyone who wishes to turn up.  

The info is below, along with a map link and an invitation that you can click on and save if you wish. 

Start Time:    20 June 2009 at 18:00
End Time:      21 June 2009 at 02:00
Location:       The Sussex Pub
Street:           17 St. Catherines Terrace (Kingsway)
Town/City:    Hove, United Kingdom

View Map:…United+Kingdom

Meet up for friendly chat and drinks in THE SUSSEX PUB, in Hove (just off Kingsway) from 6pm on Saturday 20th June. Super easy to find if driving and loads of cheap B&Bs in the area.

If you are coming by train, get off at Brighton Station and get the No.6, or No.1 or No.49 bus to George Street and walk down towards the sea!

Also planning to go onto The Babylon Lounge for a boogy after hours.

If you are hoping to come please leave a comment here so I know roughly how many people to expect.