How to choose a natural therapist
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I recently had a Facebook discussion with a fellow herbalist. We were both shocked by some of the things a so called herbal medicine page had posted. The article in discussion was advocating treatment that was outright harmful if not … Read More

Rosemary for remembrance
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Rosemary is a beautiful herb that has a lot more uses than flavouring lamb….. which it does pretty well. Traditionally it was used to strengthen the memory – hence the old adage. The nice thing about rosemary is that just … Read More

The Lion’s Teeth 
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If your garden is anything like mine at this time of year, out of your lawn, the flower beds, cracks in the patio, in fact out of any available nook and cranny will be growing beautifully bright yellow flowers.  To … Read More

Three things you can do today to prevent cancer
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Last weekend I attended a 2 and a half day course on collaborative oncology. It was both inspiring and hard going as we learned about how herbal medicine can be used in support of the treatment of cancer. From improving … Read More

Elderflower Cordial
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At the end of May / beginning of June, elder comes into flower. It is a great medicinal plant but also makes a tasty, refreshing summer drink. Follow my step by step instructions to make this delicious elderflower cordial. This … Read More

Spring Sneezes
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It’s that time of year again, when the pollen count starts to increase, your nose and eyes start itching and you’re sneezing as if you have the ‘flu from hell. Yes, it’s hayfever season! But don’t despair. All month on … Read More

Gurgling Gertrude
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Digestive issues can range from the minor (but embarrassing) to life threatening. While home help can improve some of the more embarrassing issues it’s important to be able to recognise when it’s time to seek professional help. Constipation and diarrhoea … Read More

Sleeping like a cat
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My cats love to sleep. In fact, I think my boy cat is only ever awake when he is hungry. He just eats and sleeps. But for many, at least at some point in our lives, we will have trouble … Read More

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