February 9, 2020

Just a thought about the novel Wuhan coronavirus, or Covid-19 (formerly 2019-nCoV), as it's known to its friends. So far there is no treatment, and it looks like a vaccine is 6 to 12 months away. Our best bet is to stop it spreading. Lots of effort is going into this,...

June 25, 2017

So, you’re wanting to start using herbs to keep yourself healthy? Great! But to begin with, you need to learn a bit about herbs because it’s not as straight forward as taking one herb for one ailment. Herbs have many chemical constituents, often several hundred in one...

November 18, 2016

Herbal Self Help for Mild Depression and SAD

Clinical depression is a mood disorder characterised by recurring or persistent episodes of severe lowered mood, which can interfere with normal functioning. Symptoms can be psychological and somatic, and include loss of moti...

November 6, 2016

Would you like herbal medicine consultations to be available for free? I would love to be able to offer this, and so would many of my colleagues. There is currently no free service available in Nottingham as far as I know, the nearest are low cost consultations at Linc...

It's good to check current status occasionally, as the official guidelines change so frequently.  Especially with regards to dietary fats there have been lots of changes in public dietary guidelines recently and in my opinion, they still haven't caught up with the rese...

Herbal self help is great for prevention, minor illnesses and non-serious chronic disease in normally healthy people. But often, disease is more complicated than this. There may be more than one condition, serious or longstanding disease, prescribed orthodox medicine o...

Hello there, welcome to my blog. I will be writing about anything to do with herbs and health, with a big emphasis on how to use herbs for self-help. There will be lots of simple tips on how to treat minor illnesses and non-serious chronic diseases. The information in...

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Safety:  The information in this blog does not constitute medical advice and is intended as general information only.  If you are pregnant, breast feeding, taking any medicines or have any complex or serious health conditions, please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before taking herbs.  See www.nimh.org.uk for information on medical herbalists.

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