Herb of the month: Marigold

Herb of the month: Marigold

Calendula officinalis parts used: flowers, leaves. collection: either the whole flower or just the petals are collected between June and September. The flowers and petals need to be dried quickly in a good current of warm air, spread out on sheets of paper, loosely...
4 Herbs for Hayfever

4 Herbs for Hayfever

Spring is not such a wonderful season for everyone – for some it means a season or two of sniffles, headaches, itchy eyes, sore throats. My darling sister has been my chief guinea pig over the years for herbal potions to ward off the attack of the pollen on her....
3 Helpful Herbs for Menopause

3 Helpful Herbs for Menopause

Firstly a word about HRT – I am not opposed to any orthodox intervention, if it works, great, use it! I can give you advice and information about herbal treatments, and you should balance this with information on other treatments when you are trying to decide...
3 Herbs for Insomnia and Sleep

3 Herbs for Insomnia and Sleep

The month of love has past – so now perhaps you are tired of all this romantic waffle, or perhaps need a bit of sleep after too much romance!  Here are 3 herbs I find helpful for most simple sleep problems. Difficulty getting off to sleep Passionflower is my...