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...
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...
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...
How to Make Rose Hip and Elderberry Syrup

How to Make Rose Hip and Elderberry Syrup

As a child, I was an inquisitive forager. Despite growing up in a relatively urban area, most of my time was spent outdoors, something I believe paved the way for the unusual career path I later followed. My favourite pastime involved hopping on my bike to go hunting...
Herbs for Liver Health

Herbs for Liver Health

The liver is one of the hardest working organs in the body. It’s responsible for more than 500 vital functions that we know of, and probably many more besides. Here are just a few of the incredible jobs this hard working organ performs. Removes bacteria, drug residues...
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