Interesting Articles

by Nadine Harrison – Chiropractor As a chiropractor, this is one of the questions I am most frequently asked in clinic – “what is the difference between an osteopath and a chiropractor?” The short answer, today, is “very little!” The professions of Osteopathy and Chiropractic have far more in common than the differences that set.. read more →

A Spot of Herbal First Aid in the Field The trouble with this time of year is that there is so much lush herbage out there when I get out for a walk! While I was trotting down a narrow, overgrown path talking to my botanising friend and admiring the Scrophularia nodosa (figwort) leaves to.. read more →

Following on from my last post, did you spot the two other herbs in the photograph? I’ve added a photo of one of them, the other needing no introduction. The blue-flowered plant towards the bottom left corner of my verdant photograph is Glechoma hederacea, commonly known as ground ivy, though I much prefer one of.. read more →

I’m sure that I would be correct in thinking that you’ve just taken a brief glance at a rather dull photograph? Not so from the Herbalist’s perspective. At this time of year my walks are often amongst an abundance of medicine growing up around my ankles and, understandably, I get quite excited. This snap, taken.. read more →

One of the cough medicines that I use often as a herbalist, is Tussilago farfara, or coltsfoot. I was delighted to find a display of the flowers with their scaly stems when I was walking around a rather boggy churchyard today. The botanical name comes from the Latin, ‘tussis’ – cough. The freshly blooming flowers.. read more →