Massage in Pregnancy

Many women are drawn to the idea of massage during pregnancy. It can be used to relieve the associated aches and pains, as a form of deep relaxation, a way of getting in touch with both your body and your baby and to prepare for the impending birth. Massage is truly beneficial at this time […]

Cleavers

Cleavers (Galium aparine) also known as goose grass or sticky willy has more uses than just sticking on the backs of unsuspecting people and running away laughing! Traditionally used to improve the function of a sluggish lymphatic system it is rich in many minerals including silica and calcium and is a truly wonderful spring tonic […]

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Wild Garlic

Wild garlic is abundant at the moment and like its more commonly eaten relative that we buy in shops has similar medicinal properties. These include lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. It is fantastic for helping to overcome persistent coughs and colds with its antibiotic and antiseptic actions. Wild garlic often grows by the water and […]

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Dandelions

You have to hand the ultimate survivalist medal to the humble dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). The bane of gardeners lives, it demonstrates an extraordinary tenacity and is almost impossible to get the better of. It has a fleshy tap root which grows to around 30 centimetres in length. This has a habit of breaking off instantly […]

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Rhubarb Rhubarb

Rhubarb crumble season is upon us again and this is one of my absolute favourite dishes! Whilst the stems can be prepared and eaten in a variety of ways, the leaves are reputed to be poisonous due to their high levels of oxalates. However even the stems of the vegetable contain a significant amount of […]