Wild Medicine In Spring

Wild Medicine In Spring

Small children are naturally good at identifying plants. Being closer to the ground, they spend a lot more time looking at their feet. The game of “jumping over pavement cracks” often introduces them to their first herbal friends (mostly ribwort and dandelions.) They...
The Best Garlic Soup Recipe for Colds & Flu

The Best Garlic Soup Recipe for Colds & Flu

It was as a student in Spain many years ago, that I first experienced the real power of food as medicine. It was 1993. I was a 20-year-old student living in the beautiful city of Seville. It was Semana Santa (Easter week,) a huge deal in the spanish calendar. Being a...
Horse Chestnut or Sweet Chestnut – What’s the Difference?

Horse Chestnut or Sweet Chestnut – What’s the Difference?

That Old Chestnut… Most people are familiar with the chestnut tree, having learned to identify it as children from the spiky cases and glossy conkers which fall in the Autumn. Horse chestnut is an invaluable medicine in any modern herbal dispensary, but the...
The Sausage Tree – Traditional Uses & Clinical Evidence

The Sausage Tree – Traditional Uses & Clinical Evidence

The Sausage Tree – A Very Strange Fruit I first heard of the Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana) from an Australian herbalist I met on a manufacturing course. For many years she had used a cream based on an extract from the fruit of the tree to successfully treat a number...
A Universal Remedy to Make Anything Feel Better

A Universal Remedy to Make Anything Feel Better

“There’s nothing in the world that a cup of tea can’t solve.” This was one of my grandfather’s favourite sayings, and I have to agree, it’s difficult to deny. In my view, there’s no situation that can’t be made better by a proper cup of tea. It truly is a universal...
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