For me, there is something very uplifting about seeing the Hawthorn in flower, her boughs laden and almost bending under the weight of the blossoms, I find it truly heart warming which is interesting as the keynote of the medicine gift of hawthorn is of course the heart.
The Hawthorn tree or May Tree/White Thorn is extremely common sight across the UK as…
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Discover the wild medicinal plants growing on our doorstep
Join me for a gentle walk on Highdown, Ferring/Goring, Worthing on Friday 21st June at 11am.
Meet by the picnic bench above the Car Park at Highdown at 11am.
I will point out and give information on the array of medicinal plants that quietly grow in this beautiful place.
There is no charge for this event…
Urtica dioica – The Common Stinging Nettle
Until this year I was completely unaware that be nice to nettle week even existed!
So there we are, we have a national appreciation for this wonderful plant which provides Medicine, Food and even Textiles.
Butterflies and Bee’s love them too, and we all know how important these creatures are for our ecosystem.
The traditional Keynote for…
Herbal Medicine is our heritage, it is the medicine of our Ancestors, the medicine of our Land. If you feel the plants calling to your soul and are ready to open your mind and heart to their gifts, if you want to share time with other people who are also called to learn the healing ways of the plants then join us!
As Valentine’s day approaches and again I notice how we are all bombarded with another commercial fray of goodies, my mind has been turning to the heart on an emotional level and how the phrase ‘heartbroken’ and ‘a joyful heart’ are actually very relevant in reflecting our emotional way of being at times in our lives, and the role that Medicinal Herbs can play in …
Workshop on March 6th 2013: 10:30-1:30
We will be learning to use herbs for the musculo-skeletal system to include
Types of herbs most useful- classified by their actions.
Recipes for teas, tinctures, liniments, ointments and oils for Cartilage/ Tendon/ Ligaments, Muscles, Joints and Nerves.
Back pain/Sciatica, Sprains, Strains, Joint/Muscle pain.
Arthritis. Bursitis, Tendonitis, Muscle spasm, Neuralgia
we will be making….
An ointment to…
Here we are again in October, a time to dig our medicinal roots and to begin to make Medicines to see us through Winter.
We are lucky enough to have a massive amount of Horseradish or Armoracia rusticana to be able to harvest.
I remember as a child being sent off up the lane to dig the roots for horseradish sauce!
Digging the root releases…
Herbs are amazing… this seems to be my mantra, but really they ARE!
I am constantly surprised on every level and especially enjoy an opportunity for a little wild-harvesting.
This morning Theo and I decided on the downs for our morning walk with Odie our Labrador, on the way I had pondered about picking a little Mugwort ( Artemisia vulgaris) but the plants had other…
IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints.
I would say that at least 70% of Patients that I see have digestive symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, gas or flatulence with bouts of constipation swinging to loose bowel movements.
Some people arrive at my clinic with these symptoms as their primary reason for seeking treatment with Herbal Medicine, and…
With the sun on our backs as we cleared our herb garden of weeds this weekend, Spring felt like it was no longer a promise but a reality.
The young leaves of Nettle and small shoots of Galium ( goosegrass) made a refreshing and cleansing drink as we discussed which plants we would like to add to our patch this year.
For starters we planted…