Spring ‘weeds’ as medicine

Spring ‘weeds’ as medicine

As the days lengthen and the sun shines a little warmer, we can begin to see more plant-life appearing. Some of the green fringes of Brighton such as the Hollingbury golf course near where I live are full of diverse plant life and many of the wild plants or ‘weeds’...
Cinnamon as Food and Medicine

Cinnamon as Food and Medicine

Warming Spices such as Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg and Ginger have a long tradition of use in winter foods and drinks such as mulled wine or minced pies. The traditional use of these spices may not only be because they are delicious, but because they also contain an...
I don’t treat illnesses, I treat people

I don’t treat illnesses, I treat people

I get asked this question quite a lot: “What herb is good for…..[enter health condition]…?” I usually pause and then explain (to the person’s slight irritation that they didn’t get a quick answer) that I don’t treat illnesses – I treat people. But what does that...
Elderflower Power

Elderflower Power

It used to be said that summer truly began with the blooming of the Elderflowers and ended with the ripening of the Elderberries. Elderflowers can be seen all over Hollingdean from late May to late June. They have a long tradition of use both as herbal medicine and as...
Treating Hayfever holistically

Treating Hayfever holistically

It’s that time of year again when many people begin to suffer from incessant sneezing, streaming or itchy eyes and sinus congestion, you guessed it – it’s hay fever season. Hay Fever can however often strike people even earlier than May; it can occur from as...