Collins Nature Guides: Wild Flowers of Britain and Europe by Lippert and Podlech
Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Thomas Bartram
Neal’s Yard Remedies: Cook, Brew and Blend Your Own Herbs
Grow Your Own Drugs by James Wong
'Energy/protein balls' are a fairly new concept but are gaining a lot of hype in the blogging and vegan community so I’m sure if you’re a fan of healthy food and vegan recipes you may have come across these or something similar before but I love how versatile, quick and easy these energy balls are to make!
As well as longer days and (hopefully) warmer weather, Spring is the time for fresh new plants and flowers to bloom and thrive. Stinging nettles, scientifically known as Urtica dioica, is an example of a plant that is perfect to pick at this time of year and has multiple medicinal uses.
Spring is here! Which means people start thinking about spring cleaning their homes – this year why not try spring cleaning your body too?!
Garlic (Allium sativum) is used everyday in most households, it is the base for many meals from all corners of the world such as a Mexican chilli con carne, an Indian curry and you can never go wrong with a classic garlic bread!
My name is Helen Davison and I'm a NIMH registered practising Medical Herbalist based in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. I've had a keen interest in herbal remedies since my early teens and would experiment creating my own balms and bath bombs using natural ingredients, which prompted me in discovering and pursuing a career in Western Herbal Medicine.