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Gathering Cleavers – Hedgerow Support for the Lymphatic System.

It has been very wet this last couple of weeks and I am having trouble keeping up with my usual schedule of herb gathering.  Normally at this time of the year my dehydrators are whirring 24 hours a day.  As … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

I have always loved the phrase ‘Carpe Diem’.   Usually translated as ‘Seize the Day!’, it is actually probably better translated as ‘Pluck the Day!’.  This second version implies that the day is like a ripe fruit, perfect at that … 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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Capsule Making – an Ongoing Task

I have always favoured prescribing tinctures but there are situations where you can’t beat being able to prescribe tailor made capsules.  For example when a patient has an inflammatory condition in the digestive tract they need soothing demulcent herbs such … Continue reading

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