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Nasturtium – More Than Just a Pretty Face!

I love having Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)  rambling around my herb beds. Not only do the flowers look so pretty, they also have excellent medicinal properties. Nasturtium was first introduced to Europe from Peru by the Conquistadores.  It is said that … Continue reading

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How to Make a Herbal Cough Elixir

There are a lot of coughs and colds around at the moment.  Succumbing to a cold is Nature’s way of telling you slow down and make sure you are keeping a well balanced diet and lifestyle.  Having said that, once … Continue reading

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Rose Petal Honey

I posted a photo of my rose petal honey as a perfect Valentine’s Day gift and since then people have been asking me how to make it.  It is very easy really so read on…. Firstly it should be made … Continue reading

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Can Illness Be a Positive Experience?

No one wants to be ill. Illness causes us suffering and cramps our style. It is so easy to resent our body for succumbing and to think negative thoughts about it. All we want to do is to recover, preferably … Continue reading

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The Humours in Tibetan Medicine

I count myself very privileged to have studied Tibetan Medicine with the late Khenpo Troru Tsenam over a five year period at the Samye Ling Tibetan Centre in Scotland.  Although I later qualified in Western herbal medicine, Tibetan medicine has … Continue reading

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Time to Piece Together the Jigsaw

To achieve true healing it is essential that there is sufficient time to piece together a patient’s personal jigsaw.  In the West this should ideally be the job of the primary care provider, but with large practices, increasing administrative burdens … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Signatures – Mnemonic or Message?

As part of the living system of the earth we are intimately connected with plants.  Man has been living on this planet for a mere 200 000 years, whilst plants have been here for 475 million years, and vascular plants … Continue reading

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