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Make your own Horseradish Honey
Posted on 19th November 2017

They say that once you have Horseradish in your garden, you have it for life. And true enough, I have some which I dig up each year to turn into a cough syrup for the inevitable chest infection.

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Cannabis Oil
Posted on 19th November 2017

We have heard such good reports about the benefits of CBD oil, and we have had so many enquiries for the product, that we now stock the best quality Cannabis oil that we can source. Our supplier manufactures Hemp (CBD) oil to pharmaceutical standards, and in fact they are so impressive that they have just won the backing of a major investor.

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Treating depression
Posted on 19th November 2017

One of the most common complaints these days is depression. When people think of depression and herbal medicine, they naturally reach for the St John’s Wort; however, there are many routes to depression, and consequently, St John’s Wort may not the most appropriate herb to use in every case.

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SPECIAL OFFER Abdominal Massage
Posted on 23rd October 2017

During and after pregnancy, women go through hormonal fluctuations, great nutritional needs and stressful times adapting to the new life. Commonly experiencing heartburn, morning sickness, constipation, urinary infections, pains and aches, low immunity, difficulty breastfeeding, depression, prolapse, vaginal pain, lack of sleep and many other symptoms as well.

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Yew – A review of our workshop in October 2017
Posted on 23rd October 2017

For those who were interested in our Yew and Blackthorn retreat, but unable to attend, I thought you might like to read about it. Since there is so much to write about these two amazing trees, I shall write about Yew this month, and Blackthorn next month.

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Tone your veins with conkers
Posted on 23rd October 2017

Now that it is conker season and people have discovered ‘Viking soap’ there seems to be concern on the social media over Horse chestnut toxicity. The natural constituent aescin, is a saponin, which lathers up into a soap. Although saponins are potentially toxic, they are commonly found in foods such as oats, spinach, beetroot, chickpeas and asparagus, and are poorly absorbed by the human body, so that only our gastric membranes can be mildly affected. After prescribing Horse chestnut to hundreds of people, I have never known anyone to have any side effects, but the benefits have been considerable.

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Back to School - coughs and colds
Posted on 31st August 2017

Over the years, I have noticed with amazement how families come back from their summer holidays glowing with health, but within a week of going back to school – they are streaming with coughs and colds. This is one of our busiest times of the year, when our rather famous Anti-Viral Drops, and various immune tonics or cough mixtures, fly out of the door. You could have a go at making your own cold and flu preventative remedy. The elderberries are ripe now, so you need to get out as soon as possible.

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Black Gold
Posted on 31st August 2017

You may have heard of Black Garlic – ordinary garlic which has been fermented for 30 – 60 days, turning the normally burning clove into a soft jelly-like black blob, which tastes sweet, reminiscent of liquorice or prunes. We decided to turn it into a tincture, and the result is a thick, black treacle-like tincture which is surprisingly delicious. But what can it do for your health?

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