How to extract and use Wild Lettuce

So you’ve probably seen my recent posts, playing around with Wild Lettuce extracts..  I’ve had a fair crop of it growing by the end of my house this year, and everyone has been under strict instructions NOT to mow it down! I gotta say, the looks i’ve been getting have been hilarious- but have given…

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Herbal relief for coughs and colds

This morning I woke up and realised just how many bare trees are around. Winter is pretty much upon us, and it’s fairly safe to say that so is the season of the Colds and Flu. So today I wanted to talk about something I see in my clinic very often, and that is the…

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How to prepare a Garlic Oxymel

Rainy days at my house always conjures the brewing of ‘something’ in my kitchen, and it just so happens that my garlic has finished its’ 2week-long ‘digestion’ in apple cider vinegar, and is all ready to be combined with the other herbs and honey, to create a batch of ‘Garlic Oxymel’, all ready for the…

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Essential oils vs Infused oils

There is a huge movement toward using essential oils in the home and for healing, but this has only been so prolific in recent times. The use of essential oils and resins has been around for thousands of years, with cultures such as the Egyptians, Ancient China and Persia being some of the earliest documented,…

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The Art of Herbal Infusions

Infusions are, by far, one of the easiest ways to use herbs in your everyday life. The simple act of adding boiling water to your herbs will extract the majority of its medicinal constituents.  We’ve all prepared infusions from ready-made, shop-bought  teabags, but have you ever tried one from fresh or dried whole herb?  The…

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