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...
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 make better” 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...
DIY “Indian Brandee” – Make Your Own Herbal Digestive Syrup

DIY “Indian Brandee” – Make Your Own Herbal Digestive Syrup

“Indian Brandee is a traditional herbal remedy for the relief of flatulence, colic and heartburn. It was dispensed by corner shops in the North of Industrial England until early 2010. Mildly alcoholic.” Hands up if you remember taking Indian Brandee as a...
What Do Herbalists Do With Stinging Nettles?

What Do Herbalists Do With Stinging Nettles?

For obvious reasons, stinging nettles are one of the very first plants children learn to identify. As they grow literally everywhere and are safe* for most people to use, nettles are a great herb to experiment with if you’re new to medicine making or foraging....
Why Everyone Should Be a Self Sufficient Herbalist

Why Everyone Should Be a Self Sufficient Herbalist

At the start of the COVID pandemic, for the first time ever I was unable to source essential remedies like echinacea and elderflower because my herb suppliers had run out of stock. It was alarming (and not to mention ironic) that during a global pandemic when we...
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