Proven Ways to Prevent and Treat the Flu

There is pressure on the NHS like never before. The advice on the NHS website for flu prevention is good hygiene and the flu vaccine.  There are fears the current vaccines won’t hold off the viruses and a Cochrane review of the use of the flu vaccine in healthy adults found that influenza vaccination “shows no … Continued

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

The Elder – the medicine chest of the country people (Ettmueller, physician in the 1660’s)   The Elder (Sambucus nigra) is such a beautiful versatile tree gifting us with a wealth of medicinal benefits. It’s THE antiviral to turn to during the winter months of potential ills. The homemade elderberry syrup recipe below is easy … Continued

Garlic, Nature’s Antibiotic

My first experience of garlic was when suffering from whooping cough as a baby. Long before my father became a qualified Medical Herbalist he was studying the benefits of garlic. He slathered Vaseline on the soles of my feet and stuck slices of garlic on top, before putting my socks on. I am told that … Continued