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Gathering Meadowsweet – A Natural Anti-inflammatory

At this time of year the damp areas of lanes and water meadows are covered with frothy clouds of Meadowsweet.  Meadowsweet or Filipendula ulmaria is a very important herb for my clinic.  Like other damp dwelling plants it contains salicylates, … Continue reading

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Ancient Ointments Thanks to the Romans

Ointment making is a good wet weather activity – as long as the herbs are air dried before you use them.   You can make ointments out of all sorts of herbs , Comfrey, Calendula, Hypericum, Yarrow, Arnica – the … Continue reading

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Gathering Nettle – a Powerhouse of Goodness

A few days ago I was able to gather my first batch of nettle (Urtica dioica).  Nettle has a really good range of therapeutic actions but on top of that it is an absolute powerhouse of goodness.  I use a … Continue reading

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