Mid-August to mid-September spells Elderberry season, so let the harvest begin! Elderberry syrup is a fantastic anti-viral medicine for the Cold and Flu viruses and of course Elderberries grow everywhere in the UK so it is essentially free (well minus the labour costs of picking and preparing of course but this is worth it!)  Considering that this syrup sells for £10+ a pop (for a 200ml bottle),  it makes econonmical[…]

January Blues? This month’s herb is in fact a summertime plant, however it has it’s greatest value right now in the dark winter months. In fact St John’s Wort has been described as akin to a ray of sunshine- absorbing all the summer sunshine & then helping to bring light back into our lives on these dark grey days 🙂 Just the colour alone is enough to cheer you up,[…]

Queen of Immune Herbs In the current age of ‘Antibiotic Resistance’, Herbal Medicines are becoming increasingly important. Why? Well.. pharmaceutical antibiotics are isolated chemicals, so bacteria and viruses can quickly learn to outwit them. This is the meaning of ‘Antibiotic Resistance’, where antibiotics are failing to treat stubborn infections. Partly because they are being over-used for minor infections when they are not really needed. Antibiotics do have an important place[…]