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A brief description of our Yew retreat
Posted on 30th November 2018

Samhain is the time of the year which modern day Druids associate with honouring the ancestors. Traditionally, it is said that the veil between our world and the other world is at its thinnest at this time of year, and indeed in autumn, there is a magical tension in the air – especially down lonely country lanes! We can almost feel the unseen energies of the landscape coming towards us.

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Horse Chestnuts and varicose veins
Posted on 30th November 2018

Horse chestnuts are my favourite choice of herb to tighten varicose veins and ease that heavy-leg feeling. They tone the walls of the veins, helping to alleviate the prolapse of the venous tissues...and as such, I have used them for years to treat the swollen ankles and bulging veins of my patients.

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Black Cohosh and Breast Cancer
Posted on 30th November 2018

Anyone diagnosed with breast cancer will be experiencing a terrible shock, but the impact is even harder when the treatment results in the sudden onset of menopausal symptoms. Because those with oestrogen receptor (ER) breast cancers may not take HRT, they have to live with raging hot sweats and sleepless nights which can leave a woman feeling pretty awful.

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A wonderful weed for arthritis
Posted on 26th August 2018

Here is a very interesting nugget of information. One of my favourite herbs for helping reduce inflammatory joint conditions such as arthritis, is Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens).

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A Story of Magic
Posted on 6th July 2018

A lot of people don’t believe in the power of magic, but it really works. A personal example is few weeks ago, Adrian and I decided that we really need a yurt to create magical space for our workshops. We decided to 'put it out there'.

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A short summary of our Hawthorn Workshop
Posted on 3rd June 2018

Whilst as a medical herbalist, I use Hawthorn to support the cardiac muscle, lower blood pressure and strengthen the blood vessels, in these workshops we work with the same herb on the same organ, but on a very different level which I would like to share with you. We chose to run this workshop at Beltane, because it is the celebration of love.

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Elder flowers
Posted on 3rd June 2018

It is said that summer begins when elderflowers bloom, and ends when the elderberries are ripe at the end of August. Unfortunately for an increasing number of people, lovely summer days can be blighted by hay fever, but fortunately Nature always provides a remedy. In this case, it comes in the form of the creamy lacy elderflowers which smother the trees in every hedgerow across England and Europe.

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A Summary of our Birch Workshop
Posted on 21st March 2018

On Sunday the 18th of February, a small group of folk gathered around the fire at my home in the country for our Magical Forest workshop working with Birch.

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