Many great Plant Medicines quietly grow amongst the hustle and bustle of daily human life without being acknowledged or even observed.
There are many blog posts about Hedgerow medicine, but it struck me today as I walked in the sunshine on my way to collect my little boy from School, how many Herbal Medicines I walk past every day and thus am inspired to blog about ROADSIDE Medicine..
I may hasten to add that I would not dream of harvesting any plants from the Roadside due to contamination from Vehicle fumes, Dog Pee and goodness knows what else! But instead to honor and greet these noble medicines and share their gifts as healers to help change the perception from weed to herb…
Enjoy and keep a look out along your grass verges and roadsides… These are just a few but there are more…
I have put small images on the blog for speedy upload but if you double click on the picture it will enlarge and give you more detail.
Shingles After suffering several outbreaks of very painful skin eruptions over a period of about 18 months which doctors could not explain but prescribed antibiotics for, I went to see Andrea. She recognised the skin problem as shingles and prescribed herbs which stopped further outbreaks. It has been almost 2 years now without any further occurrence. Andrea also helped diagnose a severe vitamin deficiency which has now been remedied. I am so lucky to know such a special, caring healer. Thank you Andrea
JBLancing, West Sussex
Sensitive & kind I don’t know whether you remember me, but I came to you about 18 months ago because I had had recurrent miscarriages. After a course of treatment you gave me, I conceived at the beginning of the year, and have just had a beautiful little boy. I am so grateful to you for all your help, and especially for linking together a lot of my medical issues. My irritable bowel has also been much better since your treatment.
Thanks again for all you did, I will definatly recommend you to friends and fa… Read more
Sensitive & kind
No to Statins I am so pleased I was introduced to Andrea Hughes as my Doctor prescribed Statins and I had bad side effects in the liver. Since seeing Andrea and taking the Herbs my cholesterol levels have gone down considerably with no side effects. She also added extra herbs to help relieve Arthritis in my wrist which is no longer a problem. I have just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and again she has helped me. Thanks Andrea.
No to Statins
Recovery from low immunity After I retired I was exhausted and after pneumonia and another chest infection I had shingles. I had got over the worst of the virus but the symptoms never seemed to leave me completely and after the fourth recurrence I was desperate for some relief and a return of at least some of my lost energy. I had never experienced Medical Herbalism before but I immediately found Andrea to be understanding and knowledgeable. After several months taking the herbal medicines I am relieved to have at last sh… Read more
Gillian La HayeChichester
Splitting skin on my fingers Location: West Sussex. I suffered eighteen agonising months of the skin on my fingers splitting for no apparent reason….. suddenly a stinging pain and I could watch my skin split open and bleed..not only on my finger tips but anywhere on my fingers. I made several visits to my GP who prescribed a variety of ointments and creams, I changed shampoo, soap, washing machine powder/liquid all to no avail. I had an appointment with a Dermatologist who arranged allergy tests and that also was a waste of… Read more
David KWest Sussex
Changed our lives.. Dear Andrea
This is a huge success story…..
As you may remember,my Son had experienced stomach pain every night for nearly 10 years.
The hospital prescribed Ranitidine to contain the pain. At first it seemed to help but then didn’t help at all.
We came to you. You recommended to steer clear of gluten at first. Then we decided on a stool sample. This showed yeast and low good bacteria.
His stomach pain eased almost immediately with your treatment, but every 5 days or so a painful… Read more
Fantastic workshop Hi Andrea, Thank you so much for a fantastic workshop! I really enjoyed it – I’m sure we all did! I’m enjoying those wonderful bottles of syrup magic – I’ve never tasted anything more delicious – tastes of the countryside, sunshine, fresh air, of the pulse of life. You gave us lots of info, and lots to think about. Collected a few rosehips today too, on the Downs.
I’d love to do more workshops – even if the subject isn’t something I’d necessarily do at home, it broadens one’s understa… Read more
Hashimoto's I want to shout from the roof tops – I am SO MUCH BETTER
I have worked with Andrea for a few years on fibroids, adrenal weakness and for the past 3 years on an autoimmune thyroid condition, from which point I embarked on both a huge change to my diet as well as taking herbs and supplements.
I was VERY debilitated, unable to work at all, pacing myself through the day with a lot of rest alongside feeling utterly dreadful for days on end.
I have made slow progress and improvements as well as s… Read more
inflammation I’m a 57 year old male, had no history of illness, full on active. At age 54 I developed dry eyes, and what seemed to be systemic inflammation. Tendons and ligaments hurt and I was prone to niggling muscle injuries. I began treatment with Herba Medica. Following various tests, turns out I had some significant imbalance in my gut biome. Andrea started me on a treatment plan. 18 months in I am feeling way better, like things are calming down, injuries are fewer, very little tendon pain. It’s a ste… Read more
A less painful Winter I am looking forward to a less painful winter this year thanks to you and can’t thank-you enough from the bottom of my heart for making me feel so well and feeling life is worth living after all.
I want everyone to know there IS an alternative to western medicine I just wish they would be brave enough to go with it and at least try. Even if you are on a low income you can still afford this wonderful medicine.
You really are a truly wonderful person and I am lucky to know you.
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