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Relaxing Lavender Bath Salts Recipe

There is nothing more soothing than a warm fragrant bath in a dimly lit room. I remember feeling soothed by the lavender bags as I opened my grandmother’s chest of drawers as a child. It was a comfort somehow and I would pick them up and inhale deeply. There is growing evidence that the aroma … Continued

The Anxiety Survival Guide

“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” Arthur Somers Roche   During times of uncertainty levels of anxiety and depression can increase. Thoughts can become overwhelmingly troubled and negative. Black and white thinking is common and you can … Continued

Herbs to Support Our Innate Immunity Through a Pandemic

According to Ed Yong in his best-selling book, I contain multitudes: ‘All of us are constantly seeding the world with our microbes every time we touch an object, we leave a microbial imprint upon it. Every time we walk, talk, scratch, shuffle, or sneeze, we cast a personalised cloud of microbes into space. Every person … Continued

Easy Falafel

Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food usually served in a wrap. A very easy recipe to whip up with minimal ingredients. Highly nutritious and rich in fibre and plant protein. Ingredients 1 tin or carton of organic chickpeas drained (380g drained) 1 small red onion roughly chopped 2 cloves of garlic roughly chopped 1 … Continued

Elderflower Delight

T h e   E l d e r   – M e d i c i n e   C h e s t o f   t h e   P e o p l e   The Elderflower always brings back childhood memories for me. We would collect it in the local village, using it fresh or … Continued

Toxic Mucus – Guest Post by Brian Lamb Medical Herbalist

Part 4 Toxic mucus We are told that the Covid-19 virus, first of all infects the nose before travelling to the lungs. This explains why some victims experience a loss of smell and taste. However, as stated before, if your immune system is strong AND your diet and lifestyle opposes inflammation, the virus will not … Continued

Weakening the Crown (Corona) with a Supreme Herbal Remedy

Guest post by Medical Herbalist Brian Lamb The word ‘virus’ has instilled worldwide fear but of all biological forms, viruses are the most abundant and ubiquitous. They are essential to life. However, some cause disease. Corona viruses includes the common cold. But what about the novel Covid-19, how can we lessen its effect, if we … Continued

My 10 Lockdown Essentials

What a word! At the beginning of the year how would we ever have foreseen the situation we now all face. But here we are, and some things are supporting me and making my life richer. These are staples and items I appreciate/use/do daily. 1. Flowers – “are a proud assertion that a ray of … Continued

Lilac Syrup

The common Lilac shrub blooms in late spring with heavily scented blossoms hanging densely on the branches. During Victorian times widows could be seen wearing the flower, a reminder of an old love. They symbolize the coming of spring and renewal. One of the earliest blooms to be seen, it gives us a feeling of … Continued

Dandelion Honey

“Forgive me if I never visit. I am from the fields, you know, and while quite at home with the dandelions, make a sorry figure in a drawing room.” ― Emily Dickinson In it’s lifetime a bee will produce a precious 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey. And they love the humble dandelion.   The … Continued