- April 12, 2024
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A herb shop on every corner

Herbal living I would love to see herbs embraced more into our everyday lives in Britain. Not just considered as an embellishment to food, or a pretty addition to the garden, but truly relied upon as bringers, maintainers and restorers of health and vitality. Especially with an attitude towards prevention being better than cure, we ...
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- March 15, 2024

Violets in the Spring

Gerard summed up violets as ‘delightfull to looke upon and pleasant to smell’ Sweet violets These are the qualities that have ensured violets have a familiar place in our hearts and are perhaps one of the best know wild flowers. As Culpeper agrees, they are ‘so well known they need no description’. Apart from the small ...
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- February 19, 2024
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Radiant Rowan

Words by Kayleigh Sinclair --- Radiant Rowan! Although the Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) has the common name of mountain ash, it is not related to the Ash tree but takes its name from the similarity between the pinnate leaves arranged alternatively with a terminal leaf at the end. A relatively hardy plant and native to the British Isles, it ...
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Pancakes Anyday

Words by Kristine De Block, Medical Herbalist --------------- Sunshine in a pan Pancake Day is a delightful tradition that's celebrated with joy in many corners of the world. Across Europe, the tradition of pancake making is a cherished ritual. These golden, round treats are symbols of the sun's life-giving warmth, a beacon of hope during the chilly ...
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- February 15, 2024
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Gluten Free Blueberry and Banana Pancakes

Recipe from Kelly Holden A special fruity treat, make the cream in advance so it has time to chill, you can pre-prepare the batter too, then cook the pancakes and serve immediately with the chilled cream. Gluten-Free Blueberry and Banana Vegan Pancakes (Serves 2) Ingredients: 3/4 cup gluten-free ...
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Biophilia and the healing power of Nature: What makes medicine, ‘medicine’?

Words by Neil Allies There is a phrase that is sometimes used amongst practitioners – a ‘brown bottle herbalist’ – meaning, at its extreme, someone that uses herbs straight out of a bottle, without building a relationship or knowledge of the actual plant itself. This type of herbalism probably does not reflect the experience of ...
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