Stinging Nettle: Urtica dioica Most people know nettle by its sting. Nearby any clump of nettles you will usually find yellow dock growing. As children we would make a spit poultice of a dock leaf and rub it on the affected area for prompt relief. A plantain leaf works just as efficiently. Folklore advises us… Read More

Why consult a medical herbalist? The short answer is: because herbal medicine works. So why are more people not seeing medical herbalists? —Because herbal medicine does not offer a quick fix. It requires the patient to become an active participant in their own healing and more often than not, to change their dietary and/or lifestyle… Read More

Dandelion Flower Infused Oil You will need:  A clean, dry jar, extra virgin olive oil a piece of muslin cloth to cover the top of the jar and some twine to secure the muslin over the jar. Pick enough dandelion flowers to fill a jar. Directions: Fill your jar with the dandelion flowers. Slowly pour… Read More

Natural Healing Protocols Natural healing protocols address our basic needs for the essential elements such as air, water, nutrients and exercise. They can be as simple as conscious deep breathing or humming and include a vast range of treatments for specific health problems of the body and mind. “Breathing is automatic to us. We don’t… Read More

Dry Skin Brushing The Skin The skin is the most lavished upon organ of the human body it is also the biggest. The average adult is covered with approximately two square metres of skin and it accounts for about an eighth of total body weight. It is a natural boundary between our inner and outer… Read More

Chickweed: Stellaria media Chickweed is available most of the year but I love to gather it in early Spring. It is a tiny sprawling plant with white star-like flowers and easily overlooked. I use it in salads, juice it and sometimes steam it. It makes a good pesto as it has a slightly salty taste.… Read More