Homemade Elderberry Syrup for Winter Wellness

Homemade Elderberry Syrup for Winter Wellness

There are many beautiful plants and herbs that can serve us well over the cold winter months. One of my favourites comes from the native elder shrub. This beautiful tree grows right here in Cornwall, and as if by magic, the berries are ready for harvesting just before...
Sausage Tree Stories

Sausage Tree Stories

As an herbalist, it’s so wonderfully satisfying to see how plant medicines can have such a deep and long-lasting effect on people’s everyday lives. I particularly enjoy receiving emails from customers who’ve successfully used herbs to help resolve their skin...
Ashwagandha: One Of Nature’s Best Remedies For Anxiety

Ashwagandha: One Of Nature’s Best Remedies For Anxiety

Anyone who knows me will vouch for the fact I don’t subscribe to a “this herb is good for that” school of medicine. I rarely recommend a single, stand-alone remedy for any particular condition, because herbs are not like drugs. Unlike the isolated, active ingredients...
The Sausage Tree: A Traditional Remedy for Eczema and Psoriasis

The Sausage Tree: A Traditional Remedy for Eczema and Psoriasis

Kigelia africana (otherwise known as the sausage tree) grows across the continents of Africa and Australasia. It’s easy to identify by the unusual grey-green, sausage-like fruits which dangle from its branches. The tree has a long history of use in its native...
Are Herbal Medicines Safe?

Are Herbal Medicines Safe?

This week I received a number of emails from worried clients in response to an article which had been published in a well-known national newspaper. The bold headline? “Health risks of herbal pills. Warning on remedies that react with statins and cancer drugs to cause...
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