Miracle Healer!

I had the unexpected opportunity recently to try out some emergency herbal medicine when I grabbed a hot pan handle straight from the oven. After running my burning hand under cold water I spent the evening with it covered in comfrey and lavender cream and bag of...

An Herbal Approach to Joint and Muscle Problems

Problems with muscles and joints, although not usually life-threatening, can be extremely debilitating. A herbal approach to joint and muscle health can address many aspects of body function that are not operating optimally and having a damaging effect on the tissue....

Coughs, Colds and Immune Health

At this time of year you’re lucky to avoid getting a cold or cough; they’re not serious unless they lead to more severe conditions which require further treatment but can nevertheless be quite debilitating. Below is an approach to preventing and treating coughs and...

Herbal Detox – what is it and how does it work?

Detoxing is a bit of a loaded word these days, it pops up all over the place, but what does it mean and how can we used herbs to do it? A recent news report suggests that the idea of being able to ‘detox’ the body is a waste of time as our bodies are perfectly capable...

Supporting the thyroid and thyroxine function

Hypothyroidism is increasingly common these days. Typical symptoms are due to impaired metabolism which is regulated by thyroid hormones: Fatigue, Weight gain, Mood changes and cognitive function (there are many thyroxine receptors in the central nervous system)...