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St John’s Wort Oil Recipe

Why Use St John's Wort Oil? July is the height of summer, and the countryside is a vast array of beautiful flowers, with butterflies and other insects busily flitting from one plant to the next.  On a sunny day, I see so many wonderful herbs crying out to be picked...

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Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Why Use Elderberry Syrup? Medical Herbalists use Elderberries to strengthen our bodies against colds and flu. They contain high amounts of Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system in 13 different ways, and a constituent called Sambucol. Sambucol has been shown to...

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7 Reasons To Make Your Own Herbal Medicine

Summer's in full swing and most of our plants are looking their best. Certainly the more I've worked with herbal medicines, the more in awe I've become not only at the perfection of the human body, but at nature itself. Did you know that the haemoglobin in our blood...

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Caring For Call Centre Workers

A Call Centre may well be the main contact hub for your customers, so caring for Call Centre workers is really important. Unfortunately both sickness absence and turnover for Call Centre staff tends to be high, with stress and musculoskeletal disorders causing the...

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Natural Sunscreeens

Summer's here and it's time to think about sun safety. I can understand why so many of us get confused with all the conflicting messages we hear about sunlight, Vitamin D, sunscreen and skin cancer, so I'm going to try and bring some common sense back into the mix...

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Wild Garlic Pesto

There's something really special about foraging for your own food, and this time of year I love collecting Wild Garlic, or 'Ramsons' to make my favourite pesto. The other day I went to The Greenwood Centre in Ironbridge Gorge and the carpet of white flowers there was...

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Herbal Remedies For Hayfever

Like 1 in 4 people in the UK, there was a time when I dreaded Spring and Summer. I hated the smell of cut grass, knowing that it would bring me an endless ordeal of streaming nose, itchy eyes and throat, nosebleeds, and breathing problems. I was on strong...

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Personalised Medicine – A New Way To Love Your Staff

It's being hailed as a 'revolution in healthcare' but in fact, personalised medicine in the true sense is the oldest form we have. Every tradition of medicine from around the world, including the western herbal medicine which I use, is based upon tailoring the...

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Ten Reasons To Use Herbal Medicine

I'm often surprised at people's reactions when we're talking about what western herbal medicine is and how it works. It's always a shame when I see patients who have become very debilitated, or whose children have undergone surgery for conditions which herbal medicine...

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The Secret Life of Snowdrops

The Snowdrops are out in force, but they're not just a pretty flower. They may look innocent but they have powerful medicinal uses and symbolic meanings. Read on to find out more about the Secret Life of Snowdrops. Here are.... 10 things you probably didn't know about...

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