Welcome to Marikåpe!

Marikåpe is the norwegian name for the herb called Ladies mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris). In the Norse mythology this herb was assosiated with Frøya, the godess of love.

Mari Jerstad has qualified in organic agriculture and has a BSc in Herbal medicine. She offers holistic herbal treatment, as well as workshops, herbal storytelling, herb walks, medicine making and more.

The many uses of plants have been known to people of all traditional cultures for as long as history goes. It is a knowledge that belongs to the people and connects people with their local area. In the western world these resources have increasingly been set aside. Yet the plants are still there enriching our daily lives.

Herbal medicine

As winter comes 2018 Mari will not be giving new treatments, as she is doing full time research within Herbal medicine. Do not hesitate to contact her if you have any questions.

Holistic herbal medicine does not aim to treat ilness. It aims to facilitate health. It incooperates all parts of the individual person. Symptoms of disease are seen as expressions of the body. Therefore treatment is directed at the individual as a whole. The aim is to give the body enough resources to heal itself.

Mari Jerstad consultations in clinic at Stovner, eastern Oslo. She also ofers walk and talk consultations in the forests surounding the capital city. Walking is beneficial in itself and as a natural enviroment for change. Teas and herbal bath mixtures that are individually designed acording to treatment goals that have been discussed during the walk.


Storytelling is a tool to share knowledge and understanding. Hearing the life story of pioneers who worked with plant resources can inspire and enrich the understanding of the plants themselves. Traditional stories and farytales have been used for thousands of years to transmit the knowledge about plants.

Mari Jerstad workd alone and with other storytellers, telling to people of all ages. Recent projects includes a dual language storytelling project with Amin Senatorzade, Kabir Jan and Alf Martin Lie; and a storytelling school tour about the use of wonderful weeds with Charlotte Øster and Georgiana Keable.