Elderflower

Elderflower (Sambucus nigra) is abundantly in flower at the moment. It is traditionally used to treat hayfever as it has anti allergenic properties. Elderflower is a useful remedy for colds and is often combined with peppermint and yarrow in a tea. As well as being a potent antiviral it has a diaphoretic action, that is […]

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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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Hot Stones Massage

Unlike what you may have experienced in a spa treatment these stones are not placed on the body, but rather heated to a high temperature and used to massage the soft tissue. Hot stones massage has the effect of relaxing the underlying muscles and connective tissues much more quickly than using the hands alone. It […]