Elderberry is a deciduous shrub which is native to most of Europe. It's well known and valued within the field of Natural Health for its broad medicinal qualities . Elderberry can be used to prepare syrups, juices and tinctures, the most common ingredients being flowers or the characteristic black berries. Elderberry is traditionally used to boost immunity and aid in colds, or even just as a healthy and tasty addition to tea, especially during the colder months of Autum and Winter.
I can’t believe it’s May already; the Spring has come to greet us in a full swing and with it came a mass of flowers. I’m sat here looking at my garden and see the grass speckled with white daisies and yellow dandelions. I can’t help but wonder… why do we consider these amazing plants… Continue reading Dandelion… weed or a valuable herb?
It’s half term and we’ve been blessed with a (considerably) good weather so it means one thing… gardening! Along with DS1 and DS2 we’ve cleaned the greenhouses inside and out and set them up and ready for planting! But what shall we plant first? Having had a look through the lunar calendar, today was showing… Continue reading About the Moon, Gardening and Herbs
Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive degenerative disorder which affects the neurons responsible for motor skills; resulting in shaking, difficulty with walking, movement and coordination. Harmonious work of the nervous system depends upon the balanced action and information exchange between its cells (neurons). Neurons use special messenger molecules, called neurotransmitters, in order to rely information between… Continue reading Parkinson’s Disease
Whilst most of us have experienced headache at some point in our lives, migraines are (thankfully) a rarer occurrence. Unfortunately some of us are more prone to them than others, with some people suffering from them on a regular basis. What is there to be done? First, let’s start by having a closer look at… Continue reading Migraine and Herbal Medicine