Wild Medicine In Spring

Hunting for wild medicine in Spring is fundamentally rewarding for your soul. It’s something anyone, anywhere can enjoy for free. Crack open your door and go for a ramble! Here are five easy to spot plants. Learn what to look out for (with a bit of folklore thrown in for good measure!)

The Best Garlic Soup Recipe for Colds & Flu

When roasted, garlic becomes soft and sweet, taking on a mellow, almost nutty flavour, and giving it the nickname of “poor man’s treacle.” This classic recipe for garlic soup was shared with me over 20 years ago and is my absolute go to when feeling under the weather. Learn all about the health properties of garlic, and discover other garlic recipes and related resources.

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

Most people are familiar with the chestnut tree, having learned to identified 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 this extract isn’t derived from the same nuts that decorate our tables at Christmas. So what’s the difference?

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 complaints. Read about their skin care journeys here.

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Ashwagandha: One Of Nature’s Best Remedies For Anxiety

Ashwagandha: One Of Nature’s Best Remedies For Anxiety

Ashwagandha has a calming and sedative effect on the body, and is most famous for its rejuvenating and nourishing qualities. By supporting the proper functioning of the adrenal glands, boosting immunity and improving brain function, it’s been used for many years as a traditional remedy for insomnia, anxiety and stress. Find out more about this amazing plant.

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The Sausage Tree: A Traditional Remedy for Eczema and Psoriasis

The Sausage Tree: A Traditional Remedy for Eczema and Psoriasis

Traditional healers have made preparations from the sausage tree for many hundreds of years. This amazing plant has a reputation for healing all manner of skin complaints, including eczema and psoriasis.
As well as anecdotal evidence from traditional use, there now exists a significant body of scientific research to support its efficacy. Find out more about this unusual remedy.

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Are Herbal Medicines Safe?

Are Herbal Medicines Safe?

An increasing number of people are turning to herbal medicines as a way of improving their health – but is it safe to self prescribe with over the counter products if you’re already taking GP prescribed drugs?

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Natural Solutions for Eczema

Natural Solutions for Eczema

A recent study showed a shocking 40% rise in the number of people visiting their GP to report new cases of eczema. Why is this happening? From an herbalist’s point of view, there are several issues which are clearly contributing to the problem. Find out what they are, and more importantly, how you can tackle them using herbs and nutrition.

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How To Perform A Gentle Liver Flush

How To Perform A Gentle Liver Flush

Liver flushing is a gentle and effective way to help your body combat the effects of the toxic soup we’re exposed to on a daily basis. Here’s how to do it safely and effectively.

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How to Make Rose Hip and Elderberry Syrup

How to Make Rose Hip and Elderberry Syrup

Nature provides exactly what we need at precisely the moment we need it. Every autumn, around the end of September, rose hips appear like clockwork, letting us know it’s time to make preparations before the winter sets in. Here’s a delicious recipe for rose hip and elderberry syrup that can easily be whipped up in an afternoon; an invaluable store cupboard standby for soothing sore throats over the cold winter months.

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Herbs for Liver Health

Herbs for Liver Health

Your liver is responsible for more than 500 vital functions (and probably many more besides.) Learn which herbs are best for supporting liver health, and how to use them in your everyday life.

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