Arrrrgh anybody else suffer from cold sores? Life has been a bit hectic of late and so I had six pop up overnight. Yep, even herbalists get issues at times and whilst it’s clearly a message to sloooooooow down thankfully, I can also get by with a little help from my friends. Probably most well […]Read more
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Taraxacum officinale or Dandelion is a member of the Asteraceae family. This common, often over looked herb is a powerhouse of waste removal. The leaf is indicated for the kidneys but what’s interesting is that as it’s so high in potassium itself, when it works as a diuretic it doesn’t deplete the body of its […]Read more
Lemon balm is a member of the mint family. It’s a carminative, sedative, antiviral, antispasmodic, antidepressant and a general nervous system tonic and relaxant. This makes it useful for dyspepsia especially when it is accompanied with anxiety. A mild anti-depressant it is calming and soothing to the mind as well as the digestion, and will […]Read more
Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid, which is a class of compounds that have some pretty badass antioxidant effects. The great thing is that they are found naturally in a number of different foods…hmmmm eating with additional benefits. What’s more they are easy to spot too, anthocyanins are the pigments that give berries, red onions, […]Read more
Did you know Lavender was responsible for the birth of modern aromatherapy? Its effectiveness in treating burns was first discovered by French biochemist René Gattefossé. Gattefossé, after burning his hand in a lab accident, quickly plunged it into the nearest thing he could find – a vat of lavender essential oil. Because it healed so […]Read more
I’ve been a little quiet this week as I was struck with the dreaded lurgy. Ugh, even herb nerds get sick sometimes but the good news is there are lots of medicinal plants to help fix things. So I thought I’d share this particularly bad ass herbal immunity tonic called Fire Cider. It’s not all […]Read more
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