- July 13, 2024
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A Tale of Two Clovers

A friend asked me ‘what’s the difference between red clover and white clover?’ I love this kind of simple question. In truth they deserve a simple answer, how about: ‘Red clover is used medicinally, white clover isn’t’. It answers the question, but it provokes a bigger question still: Why? That’s when the deep dive begins. Curiosity piqued, ...
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Happy Herbal Days

Do you know that glow? The one you have when you emerge from a few hours surrounded by plants and herby wisdom? It’s a glow of possibility and positivity. A visit to Jekka’s Herb Farm created that glow for me.   Herbetum  If you’ve ever felt slightly cheated by the disappointing selection of plants in the standard ...
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- July 1, 2024

Ten Questions to get to know Malcolm Dickson

Thousands of people worldwide engage with The Herb Society through our social media, especially instagram, our website and this blog.    Malcolm Dickson is the owner and creator of Hooksgreen Herbs Ltd and Trustee for The Herb Society, a voluntary role.    Get to know Malcolm and what inspires him through this quick snapshot in ten questions.  1. What’s ...
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Building Local Herb Groups

Words by Neil Allies As a student medical herbalist, on a long (long!) road towards qualification, my sense of imposter syndrome grows with every essay I write or book I read. However, I always feel grounded by my love of plants, knowing how much joy and therapy they can bring. I love talking about it and, ...
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- June 15, 2024

Ten Questions to get to know Kristine De Block

Thousands of people worldwide engage with The Herb Society through our social media, especially instagram, our website and this blog.    Kristine De Block, BSc Hons is a Medical Herbalist and Educator and Trustee for The Herb Society, a voluntary role. She is also Junior Herbalist Club Leader.  Get to know Kristine and what inspires her through ...
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- May 23, 2024

Ten Questions to get to know Nicola Sabin

  Thousands of people worldwide engage with The Herb Society through our social media, especially instagram, our website and this blog.    Nicola Sabin is a Trustee for The Herb Society, a voluntary role.  Get to know Nicola and what inspires her through this quick snapshot in ten questions.  1. What’s your first memory of being inspired by herbs? My ...
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- May 14, 2024

Ten Questions to get to know Kate Huet

  Thousands of people worldwide engage with The Herb Society through our social media, especially instagram, our website and this blog.    Kate Huet MNIMH leads the Trustees as Chair Person for The Herb Society, a voluntary role.  Get to know Kate and what inspires her through this quick snapshot in ten questions.  1. What’s your first memory of ...
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Is the answer blowing in the wind?

The pasqueflower is beloved of herbalists. A beautiful seasonal herb, it combines startling brilliance with wispy fragility. Medicinally it has very specific uses and requires much care in administration. Similarly, acquiring supplies of pasqueflower requires much care. It is rare in the UK so should not be gathered in the wild, instead, herbalists will ...
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- 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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