Herbal Retox!

Written by Herb Society Member - Helen Miller   I want to learn more about herbs. But where to start? There's a massive amount of information out there – websites, books, magazines, courses, blogs. And which topic – growing herbs, herbal medicine, cooking with herbs, using herbs in art and craft projects, fermenting herbs, foraging for herbs, ...
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But they’re weeds!

Written by Herb Society Member - Hilary Knowles Such was the remark made by a friend walking around my herb garden! She saw a patch of nettles nestling in a hidden corner. Dandelions were raising their sunny yellow heads in a wild patch of garden. Then there was Comfrey, all manner of plants from the Carrot family … the Umbelliferae – ...
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- March 1, 2018
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Herbs for wellbeing in Battersea Park

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Herb Garden in Battersea Park which was created by the gardening charity Thrive in 2002 from a derelict space. It is divided into different sections based on the uses of the plants including areas for both men's and women's health, plants which yield natural dyes ...
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- January 11, 2018
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Herbs for our garden friends

At this time of year us gardeners are itching to get back into the garden to start preparing for the season ahead. It's still too cold to be sowing things from seed and too early to be able to source many herbaceous perennial herbs. So instead we are focusing on planning. If you've been ...
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- November 10, 2017
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Three herbs to try today

If you are new to herbs the range and variety of plants can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Here is a simple guide to show you how to easily incorporate three very effective herbs. You might even have some of these growing in your garden or in your kitchen herb rack! 1. Chamomile Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) ...
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- June 13, 2017

In praise of rocket

The herb rocket The herb rocket, Eruca sativa, is my favourite salad item. It is easy to grow, and in my opinion has a much more interesting flavour than lettuce, being slightly peppery. I think it's great on pizza, or teamed with steak and new potatoes as an alternative to peas and chips. Being high in ...
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- April 22, 2017
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New faces at the Herb Society

The Herb Society welcomes three new trustees This year we have been very lucky to attract three new committee members to the Herb Society. This is very important for us as the more help we get, the more we can do! Introducing Fay Chapman If you like herbs and are on Facebook, you may have come across ...
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- March 30, 2017
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The Herb Society’s 90th Birthday

This year sees the ninetieth anniversary of the formation of the Herb Society. In 1927 Hilda Leyel (1880 - 1957) founded the Society of Herbalists, which would later become the Herb Society, with the aim of supporting the practice of herbal medicine in Britain. For more about this fascinating lady, who did many charitable works, ...
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- January 25, 2017
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Cloves for toothache

Using cloves as an anesthetic My husband had toothache a few weeks ago, and while he awaited his appointment at the dentist, he resorted to local application of an occasional drop of the well-known anesthetic, clove oil. At the same time, I had a sore throat and asked if it could help that too. He ...
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