Women’s Wellbeing

I work with women of all ages to address specific health issues during the various stages of life. I use a combination of massage, herbal medicine, visualisation techniques and offer practical advice on diet and lifestyle. So whether you are trying to conceive, are pregnant, going through the menopause or have general health concerns I […]

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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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 […]

Cinnamon

Cinnamon (Cinnamomun zeylanicum), is a lovely, warming spice and great to use at this time of year. I remember my mother using it in its ground form, mixed with sugar and sprinkled on hot buttered toast, and I would eat this when I came home from school on cold, winter afternoons. One of cinnamon’s beneficial […]