Periwinkle

Periwinkle (Vinca Minor) is another of those gorgeous herbs – so often forgotten nowadays. It happily rambles along the forest floor under the shade of trees and shrubs, where its flowers throw the most beautiful…

Cowslips

After Butterbur, the next herbs to flower are our much loved cowslips (Primula veris). Since ancient times, cowslip flowers and leaves have been made into a beauty ointment and are said to produce a beautiful…

Echinacea

For most of my career, I understood that it is the root and not the tops of Echinacea which have the immune stimulating effects. It was only when I lectured some homeopaths a few weeks…

A wonderful weed for arthritis

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). Devil's claw grows in the extremely harsh environment…

Elder flowers

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…

Reducing your cholesterol naturally

The surprising fact is that most of our cholesterol is produced by our body and not ingested in our foods. Although cholesterol gets a bad press, every cell in our body needs cholesterol. A large…

The Liver Cleanse

Liver congestion is a common if unrecognised condition. The cleanse seems complicated but here it is simplified into a recipe for success.

Keeping calm and Strong

Keep Calm and Carry On is such a boring cliché, but nonetheless, we have to do it. However, so many people feel so stressed and anxious these days, we may wonder how we can manage…

Make your own Horseradish Honey

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…