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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- 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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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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- October 6, 2023

Healing herbal vinegars – discovering an old way to use herbs at home

Words by Neil Allies Medical herbalists prescribe herbs to patients to help improve their health but what’s the best way to ‘take’ herbs? Hippocrates, the ‘Father of Medicine’, is famously reported to have said ‘Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food’ (although there’s no evidence he actually did write this). Whoever did say it, ...
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- September 22, 2023
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Why study herbal medicine? Insights from a student herbalist

Words by Neil Allies Why study herbal medicine? It’s an important question and there is a huge range of answers: a desire to reconnect with old traditions; frustration with other medical treatment; personal experiences; a desire to help others; to feel more empowered to help yourself; an interest in the natural world and plants. Whatever ...
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