Herbal Therapeutics for the Common Cold

Herbal Therapeutics for the Common Cold

As the seasons change, the common cold often finds its way into our homes, bringing with it a host of symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and fatigue. In herbal medicine, we not only treat these symptoms but also consider the individual’s energetic constitution....
The Four Temperaments in Herbal Medicine

The Four Temperaments in Herbal Medicine

In traditional herbal medicine, we often turn to ancient wisdom to guide our practices. One such treasure is the concept of the four temperaments: sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric, and melancholic. These temperaments, deeply rooted in traditional understanding, offer a...
Early mornings in the Chiltern Hills

Early mornings in the Chiltern Hills

My mornings are often spent walking through the Chiltern Hills, where the tranquility of nature offers a serene start to the day. On a recent crisp, bright morning, there was a remarkable sense of stillness, almost as if the landscape itself was pausing in...
Autumnal joy of baking

Autumnal joy of baking

Autumn holds a special place in my heart, evoking cherished family memories and stories steeped in herbal lore. During Samhain, my thoughts drift to the golden woods and bronzed landscapes of my homeland. I reminisce about ‘Allerzielen’ or All Souls Day, a...
Where wildflowers grew

Where wildflowers grew

My earliest conscious memory of my maternal grandmother was about age five. I can still recall the delightful aromas emanating from her tiny countryside kitchen, her long wavy auburn hair plaited back neatly, whilst she was gently stirring an exquisite ruby-red liquid...
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