Tag Archives: Myrobalan Clinic

Early Spring at the Allotment

  This morning was sunny and bright and I was looking forward to spending some time down at my allotment. I  had carved the time out of my crowded diary four weeks ago and I was delighted to see that … Continue reading

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Homemade Thick Non Dairy Yoghurt

Yesterday I made my first trial batch of delicious creamy thick coconut yoghurt. Ever since going dairy free nearly 10 years ago I have missed proper thick creamy yoghurt – the type that you can use in Naan breads or … Continue reading

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2014 – A Good Year for Making Herbal Medicines

On the eve of the New Year I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my herbal medicine making exploits during 2014. Actually I process herbs practically every day of the year so it will have … Continue reading

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Lily of the Valley – Apollo’s Gift to Aesclepius

Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is blooming at this time of year.  The Latin name means ‘Of the valleys’ and ‘during May’ so for those people who find Latin names awkward I hope to persuade you how logical and … Continue reading

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Mistletoe – A Magical Herb

Mistletoe (Viscum album) is a beautiful parasitic herb found frequently on old apple trees and occasionally on oak trees.  It is in great demand as part of the greenery brought inside to celebrate Yule and kissing under the mistletoe is … Continue reading

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Turmeric – ‘The Miracle of Life’

Turmeric or haldi has long been known for its healing properties and is called ‘The Miracle of Life’ in India.  In the West it was named ‘turmeric’ after the Latin ‘terra merita’ which means ‘meritorious earth’. For those that are used … Continue reading

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Making Infused Herbal OIls

Each summer I love to make infused herbal oils. Infused oils are a really good way of preserving the healing properties of herbs which will be used later in the year to make ointments or other external treatments.  The properties … Continue reading

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