How to use elderberries for colds

While all those cold viruses are doing the rounds, I recommend using elderberries as a preventative medicine and to speed recovery – elderberries have been used traditionally in herbal medicine for prevention and treatment of colds and flu and recent research...

Yarrow

  At this time of year, there’s not much growing, but there are still a few hardy weeds around that are used as herbal medicines. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is one of them and is easily recognisable, even when it’s not flowering, by its feathery,...

Nettle seed for a shiny coat!

  Many people have had nettle leaf tea, made with spring nettle tops; it’s a wonderful strengthening tonic and great for reducing symptoms of hayfever. Not many people however will have had nettle seed tea – it’s my favourite part of the nettle plant...

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...